Cabela's Cgt Fiberglass Fly Rods

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Cabela's Cgt Fiberglass Fly Rods -
As soon as we saw all the positive customer reviews for our 50th Anniversary Custom Glass Rods (CGR), we knew we needed to introduce more than just a limited-edition series. Enter the CGt. We redesigned the CGR’s blank to add more versatility and a slightly more moderate action, while retaining the silky-smooth performance that’s generating the recent resurgence in glass fly-rods’ popularity. First and foremost, these are trout rods for those who enjoy a slower-paced casting stroke. You’ll be able to feel the rod loading and unloading with every cast. The slightly transparent T-glass blank gives these rods a distinct look. A 20" trophy mark above the handle allows easy measuring. First-class components include high-grade cork handles with model-specific grips, including cigar grips with knurled slide rings. Each includes a Cordura® nylon rod case.
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Cabela's Cgt Fiberglass Fly Rods Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

Cabelas CGT 5 weight

Use of the Rod: I purchased the 7'6" 5 weight CGT rod recently and have taken it on two full days of trout fishing on my favourite local Tennessee tail-water. I had it matched with a brand new Cabelas Prestige double-taper 5 weight line, Wind River reel, and furled dry fly leader. Using that line the rod was disappointingly stiff for fiberglass. It felt very similar to my 9' Cabelas 5 weight graphite rod, which I upline with a 6 weight line to achieve better flex. Still, the first day I caught 30 trout with it. The second day I uplined the CGT with a 6 weight Scientific Anglers air-cel double-taper line and it flexed noticeably more - but still felt a bit too stiff for fiberglass. In both line weights it casts dry flies (with a furled leader) very well and gets line out smoothly at reasonable distances. I caught 40 trout the second day, all on nymphs. This rod seems to cast significantly better with only dry flies but casts a double dropper nymph rig (with dry fly indicator) reasonably well. Rod Build: The rod seems well built (and when on sale is a bargain price). The cork is not as good as I would like and compares with much cheaper rods. Lot's of cork filler to be found. The grip should be more substantial - as it is it can cause one's hand to cramp after a few hours of fishing due to it not being thick enough for a comfortable hold. The lower weight rods in this series have better designed grips (why did Cabelas change the grip design for the 4 and 5 weight models?). Otherwise it is a beautiful rod. The single uplocking reel locking ring holds the reel on with no trouble. The tube it comes with is also of good quality and actually has room for my 9' four-piece rod as well (which is convenient). The double-foot snake guides seem a bit on the small side but it does not at all appear to affect shooting the line, which it does better than my nine foot five weight graphite from Cabelas. Final: Upline the rod by one weight and it should fish better, especially at reasonable distances (i.e. 20-40 feet). I give it four stars because a rod like this should flex more and feel better in the hand. I may attempt to trade in the 5 weight for the 4 weight so that I can keep a five weight line on the rod.
AristotelianFlyFisher at Cabelas on 10/10/2013

Creek Rod

I bought this rod to fish small, brush lined creeks. I've used it once, and it performed well. Given the length of the rod, 5' 9", it will take me awhile to adjust. My shortest rod previous to this one is 7' 6". For the short casting I do, I plan to "up" line the rod from the designated line weight. I was somewhat skepticfal of the method of attaching the reel to the handle, and the reel did drop off once, as I had not snugged the rings tight enough on the reel. I recall seeing a rubber strap with two clips on each end years ago used for this type of reel attachment. I'd like to find one of these straps, as it would make the reel attachment more secure. On my first trip, I caught several 10-12 inch fish, which the rod handled very well. For the kind of fishing, I've described I would recommend this rod.
pfaff at Cabelas on 11/12/2013

Negative Reviews:

Stiff...are you sure this is glass?

As a life long small stream fisherman and glass rod user i had high hopes. The CGR was an awesome rod and i hoped this fished as well but had better cosmetics. Man was i wrong. These look nice but cast like dodo. You have to over line them at least twice to get the best out of them. If this is your intro into glass rods, please ignore these rods! Customer service was awesome as usual and let me exchange the rod but what a shame! Cabelas can do much better. Glass is where its at...but not these tomato stakes! Bring back the CGR!
CoolHandHodge at Cabelas on 10/14/2013

rigid glass

I bought this glass rod (7'6" 4wt) thinking it would have a nice slow smooth action. I was wrong. The rod was very stiff and did not load even with 5wt line. My elbow also hurt after about 20 casts. Felt like I was casting a piece of lumber. Very nice looking rod but did not cast as I had hoped. Exchanged for Redington CT which is same price and has life warranty.
tieflyer1 at Cabelas on 10/15/2013