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Old 02-21-2012, 11:09 PM   #1
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Smile Fiberglass finally!

Well, I got my first fiberglass rod today - not "top shelf" glass rod, but casting it seems, well, very different, almost fluid and natural. I got the Cabela's 50th Anniversary 5'9" 3wt. I used to think that my superfine full-flex 1wt was slow, but this glass is waaaay slower. I think I'm going to like it for my creek rod.
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Old 02-21-2012, 11:58 PM   #2
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I have a beautiful seven foot 4wt fiberglas that I had made back in 71. I truly enjoy using it more than my St Croix's.
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Old 02-22-2012, 11:06 AM   #3
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After a great deal of begging, I have my father's old Shakespeare Wonderod. There is just something special about the slow bend of fiberglass. Enjoy it! I have read many good things about those Cabela's rods.

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Old 02-22-2012, 11:13 AM   #4
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A friend of mine had 5 or 6 of those wonder rods at one time he wouldn't even sell any of them I used one all the time it was an ultralight and I loved catching creek smallies on it! Them rods had an incredible bend to them I've never seen one break


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Old 02-22-2012, 11:26 AM   #5
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I figured you would pull the trigger eventually sbreech. Let me warn you that there is no turning back

The 3wt cabelas is a good deal and has gotten decent reviews over at the fiberglass rod forum.

The fiberglass is definitely slower and so a slower cast is usually required but the feel is worth it and that is just casting. With a fish on - well...it will definitely give the superfine a good run for the money (although in your case that could be tough given the insane price you paid for your superfine).
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Old 02-22-2012, 01:04 PM   #6
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I finally got to see mine today and I am in love. Haven't cast them yet but damn are they sharp looking!! I got the 7'6" 8wt and the 5'9" 3wt!

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Well, I got my first fiberglass rod today - not "top shelf" glass rod, but casting it seems, well, very different, almost fluid and natural. I got the Cabela's 50th Anniversary 5'9" 3wt. I used to think that my superfine full-flex 1wt was slow, but this glass is waaaay slower. I think I'm going to like it for my creek rod.
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Old 02-22-2012, 04:35 PM   #7
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I have a 6'6" Orvis 3 wt. glass and its the best rod I ever casted.
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:53 PM   #8
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I just got a 6'6" 3wt made on a Lamiglas blank today, and love it already.
I'll post a thread of the results of my first trip to try it out.
http://www.ohiogamefishing.com/commu...78#post1362178
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Old 02-28-2012, 05:23 AM   #9
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nice to see people take advantage of that great deal. I still may buy one...or two.
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Old 02-28-2012, 06:48 PM   #10
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just bought one for the brookies up in shenendoah. fished glass for the first time a few weeks ago, good lord they roll cast like a champ!! nymphing in those streams we dont use indicators (the brookies are very shy, they show no love with indicators) so that full flex really helps out with jigging and an 8 inch fish on that little rod is awesome!
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Old 03-03-2012, 04:53 PM   #11
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Steve, I bought the 359-3 about two weeks ago. I got to fish my friends 359 on a small pond that actually had some active little gills. Had to have the rod after that, it was a killer deal at $75.

I'll do a review of the rod on my forum once I've had the opportunity to fish it more. Should be a good small stream stick.
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Old 03-03-2012, 09:30 PM   #12
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Steve, I bought the 359-3 about two weeks ago. I got to fish my friends 359 on a small pond that actually had some active little gills. Had to have the rod after that, it was a killer deal at $75.

I'll do a review of the rod on my forum once I've had the opportunity to fish it more. Should be a good small stream stick.
Good stuff, Jeremy! I love the way the rod feels. It loads very nicely with the wf3f I have on it, and I'm really glad I opted for the Forbes Magnesium reel - because the balance is perfect. And, for what it's worth - the rod is now back up to $99 at Cabelas, and the way it feels - it is totally worth it.
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Old 03-03-2012, 10:48 PM   #13
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Steve,

The rod is totally worth $100, no doubt about it. I like mine with a WF3 too. For whatever reason though, it doesn't care for my DT3. I'm using my Korean made Bass Pro White River UL reel with it.

The rod will see a good bit of use this year for sure.
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Love the glass rods! I was fortunate to buy a Scott 6'6" 3WT when they came out with the fibertouch series. I paired it with an old school CFO click and pawl. Beautiful green blank and as smooth as bamboo without the headaches. I had a weight forward line on it at first, but changed to a double taper. You can cast this combo in ANY space and 6inch brookies are so much fun, as well as 6 inch gills. Fiberglass is so tough too. I've stepped on it, fell on it, rammed the tip into a tree, smacked t on a tree casting, lol.
I'll never sell it! It will be passed to my son and his son,lol.
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Hi all. Cabella 5'9" 3wt here as well. Im interested in what reels this lil gem is being paired with?


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Old 03-07-2012, 05:18 PM   #16
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I put this reel on mine - only 2.2 ounces, and balances perfectly:
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http://www.jaustinforbes.com/magreel.html

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Forbes-M...item43adbacebd for $79.00

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You want a very light reel to balance the 359 properly otherwise you will end up making the rod extremely butt heavy and unpleasant to fish. I've paired mine for now with a Bass Pro White River UL reel, which weighs 2.2oz and balances well.
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Old 03-07-2012, 05:53 PM   #18
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You want a very light reel to balance the 359 properly otherwise you will end up making the rod extremely butt heavy and unpleasant to fish. I've paired mine for now with a Bass Pro White River UL reel, which weighs 2.2oz and balances well.
Stop responding at the same time I am! I didn't realize that the BPWRUL reel was only 2oz as well. That's super cool.
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Sorry Steve.
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It's all good Jeremy!
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