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#11221557 - 11/12/15 09:41 PM First Fiberglass Rod
theflyguy3 Offline
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Registered: 09/21/14
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Hello guys. I am wanting to purchase my first fiberglass fly rod but I can't decide between a few of these. I'm hearing lots of good stuff about Cabela's CGR, and the reviews for the Eagle Claw Featherlight are really good too. I also saw this generic combo on eBay as well but I don't know how good it is. Anyone have any experience with these rods?

Eagle Claw Featherlight
Fiberglass Rod/Reel Combo
Cabela's CGR

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#11222060 - 11/13/15 10:36 AM Re: First Fiberglass Rod [Re: theflyguy3]
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I purchased the CGR 2 weight and I am very impressed. I am now toying with the thought of a 4 weight. The Featherlight does not match up to the Cgr my advice would be the Cabelas brand the new one and also especially so if you can get it on special. I paid 80 bucks as opposed to 130 normal price.
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#11222619 - 11/13/15 04:05 PM Re: First Fiberglass Rod [Re: theflyguy3]
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I just purchased the Cabela's CGR 3 weight that was on sale for $64.99. I also purchased a Teeny BS 100 fly line and cheap reel. I haven't received it all yet so I can't give a report at this time. But for the price it was worth a try.

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#11222878 - 11/13/15 07:00 PM Re: First Fiberglass Rod [Re: theflyguy3]
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Good deal there J-Moe.
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#11222893 - 11/13/15 07:17 PM Re: First Fiberglass Rod [Re: theflyguy3]
theflyguy3 Offline
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Thanks for the input so far guys! I also found another fiberglass rod/reel combo on eBay that I believe is better than the one I previously mentioned. Should I pull the trigger on that or the CGR with the Cabela's CSR 2 fly reel?

Fiberglass Rod and Reel Combo
Cabela's CSR 2 Fly Reel

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#11223066 - 11/13/15 09:56 PM Re: First Fiberglass Rod [Re: theflyguy3]
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I can only comment on the CGR, what weight are you wanting? For what are you targeting?
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#11223276 - 11/14/15 08:22 AM Re: First Fiberglass Rod [Re: theflyguy3]
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I really like my CGR 7' 4/5 and for the price right now, to me, it would be a no brainer.

A lot of nice old glass rods out there too.
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#11223358 - 11/14/15 09:25 AM Re: First Fiberglass Rod [Re: Linecaster]
theflyguy3 Offline
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5/6 wt for smaller bass, sunfish, and for detecting the subtle takes of carp.

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#11223623 - 11/14/15 02:10 PM Re: First Fiberglass Rod [Re: theflyguy3]
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I don't know that you would feel the "subtle" take of a carp but for sunfish and small bass a 3 weight is ideal.
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#11224755 - 11/15/15 09:36 AM Re: First Fiberglass Rod [Re: theflyguy3]
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My first fly rod...which I purchased with my own hard earned money as a teenager more years ago than I care to mention...was an Eagle Claw made by Wright-McGill.

STill have that rod today and occasionally use it.

Yes, if you are after a glass rod, then Eagle Claw is the way to go.

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#11227611 - 11/16/15 04:22 PM Re: First Fiberglass Rod [Re: theflyguy3]
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Bill
have you used that new glass rod on the lake?

Les
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#11228120 - 11/16/15 08:14 PM Re: First Fiberglass Rod [Re: keebranch]
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Originally Posted By: keebranch
Bill
have you used that new glass rod on the lake?

Les


No sir, have not got to use it yet but I put a hurting on some Bass out there with a Fenwick FF806 I picked up about a month ago. I'm really wanting to take the new one fishing though.

Les, hope all is well with you and yours
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#11270249 - 12/08/15 01:33 PM Re: First Fiberglass Rod [Re: J-Moe]
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Originally Posted By: J-Moe
I just purchased the Cabela's CGR 3 weight that was on sale for $64.99. I also purchased a Teeny BS 100 fly line and cheap reel. I haven't received it all yet so I can't give a report at this time. But for the price it was worth a try.


I received my rod. I couldn't believe how cheaply made the reel seat / handle on this rod was. Very disappointed.

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#11270991 - 12/08/15 07:55 PM Re: First Fiberglass Rod [Re: J-Moe]
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Originally Posted By: J-Moe
Originally Posted By: J-Moe
I just purchased the Cabela's CGR 3 weight that was on sale for $64.99. I also purchased a Teeny BS 100 fly line and cheap reel. I haven't received it all yet so I can't give a report at this time. But for the price it was worth a try.


I received my rod. I couldn't believe how cheaply made the reel seat / handle on this rod was. Very disappointed.



Sorry to see you are disappointed, I don't know what your grip looks like but mine is very nice in fact I believe the cork is far higher a quality than all of my previous rods I have bought.
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