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Bass Pro has ruined my Cabelas... #13290298 09/23/19 03:20 AM
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Since Bass Pro Shop bought out Cabela's, the fishing department in my local Cabela's is awful. A ton of the rod and reel selections are gone. They've kept a bunch of lower end [censored] and inserted a ton of BPS branded stuff. It's just horrible.

There is a whole wall of BPS branded soft plastics, but 3/4 of the Zoom and almost all the Yamamoto baits are gone. Even small things like the selection of scents for bait: there used to be several good ones (Smelly Jelly, etc.) but now they have been replaced by just a few brands and those are ones I've never heard of. The hard bait aisles are dominated by BPS brand.

I don't get it since regular Bass Pro Shops have a great selection of everything. There is no BPS nearby so there's no reason not to have a good (albeit smaller) fishing section.

Makes no sense to me.

I loved the old Cabela's and like regular Bass Pro Shops, but this bastardized hybrid is awful.

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Re: Bass Pro has ruined my Cabelas... [Re: texasAUtiger] #13290309 09/23/19 03:33 AM
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Do not know if it is true or not but I had heard that Bass Pro is making Cabela's more of a outdoor clothing type store. They will still carry fishing tackle and hunting supplies with a lot fewer selections. noidea




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Re: Bass Pro has ruined my Cabelas... [Re: texasAUtiger] #13290312 09/23/19 03:38 AM
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I have noticed the same thing in the Waco store. Most of the apparel has their logo on it, if I am going to advertise for Cabela's or Bass Pro they should give me the stuff. I refuse to buy products with the store name on it what ever it may be.
Like said above lots of plastics but most of them are bass pro shops. I know what I want and it is not there any longer. It may be in our head but if we are hooked on a Zoom 10 inch lizard that is what I want not a bps brand!!!!!


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Have to agree. They have gotten rid of any high-end baits, Megabass etc., in favor of Strike King or BPS brand. I spent 20 minutes last time out wandering the store trying to spend a $5 gift card. Also quit using my Cabela’s credit card because it now is nearly impossible to find anything there to use my points on. Wonder how long the FTW Cabela’s will survive.

Re: Bass Pro has ruined my Cabelas... [Re: texasAUtiger] #13290326 09/23/19 04:06 AM
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Did anyone else lose their Cabela's reward points when the merger happened? I don't know how much I had ($50 or so) but when they merged it with my Bass Pro Shops points I only had $13 in reward money. I asked the people at the Cabela's in Allen about it yesterday and they just kind of looked at me like I was speaking a foreign language and told me to call the corporate office, which I plan on doing this week but don't have real high hopes of getting the points back.

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I made a small purchase at Cabela's today and my points balance was accurate. My card is a Cabela's not a BPS.

Re: Bass Pro has ruined my Cabelas... [Re: texasAUtiger] #13290389 09/23/19 11:11 AM
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I miss some of the Cabelas Guidewear apparel the most.


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Re: Bass Pro has ruined my Cabelas... [Re: texasAUtiger] #13290397 09/23/19 11:24 AM
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So true the one in Allen doesn’t have many selections either. Went to get a NRX they only had 2 spinning rods in stk


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Re: Bass Pro has ruined my Cabelas... [Re: dobbin] #13290475 09/23/19 12:53 PM
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Originally Posted by dobbin
I have noticed the same thing in the Waco store. Most of the apparel has their logo on it, if I am going to advertise for Cabela's or Bass Pro they should give me the stuff. I refuse to buy products with the store name on it what ever it may be.
Like said above lots of plastics but most of them are bass pro shops. I know what I want and it is not there any longer. It may be in our head but if we are hooked on a Zoom 10 inch lizard that is what I want not a bps brand!!!!!



The logo thing is a tuff way to live... Do you only wear t-shirts with no logos, what about shoes? Heck what car do you drive, did they give you the car? Does this only apply to Bass Pro?

I could go on, but really no need to.

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Originally Posted by dobbin
I have noticed the same thing in the Waco store. Most of the apparel has their logo on it, if I am going to advertise for Cabela's or Bass Pro they should give me the stuff. I refuse to buy products with the store name on it what ever it may be.
Like said above lots of plastics but most of them are bass pro shops. I know what I want and it is not there any longer. It may be in our head but if we are hooked on a Zoom 10 inch lizard that is what I want not a bps brand!!!!!



The logo thing is a tuff way to live... Do you only wear t-shirts with no logos, what about shoes? Heck what car do you drive, did they give you the car? Does this only apply to Bass Pro?

I could go on, but really no need to.



he must rip the tags out of his whitie tighties as well, would not want fruit of the loom getting any free addy time wen he is paying pipe


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Plenty of other places to get the same stuff at a better price. Other than the occasional sale.....there really isn't a more expensive place to buy fishing gear (baits, tackle, etc) than Bass Pro and Cabelas.

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but 3/4 of the Zoom and almost all the Yamamoto baits are gone.


I can't believe that someone would pay $9 for a package of Senkos.


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Bass pro has killed the selection that Cabelas had and raised all the prices by 30% it seems.

The quality of the gear now seems to rival Academy and Id rather pay Academy prices at Academy than pay Bass Pro prices for the same gear.

The merger has just pushed me into buying online now. Amazon usually has what I want cheaper.

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Cabelas brand clothing was great. I hate that BP took them over. Used to shop there at least 2 times a month. Never go anymore.



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I pretty much quit going to Cabelas. Every time I went to buy something there, they tried to shove the BPS stuff at me. I finally just walked out on a salesman being pushy with BPS products.

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