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    Default snapped a rod help me pick a new one

    I snapped my cabelas L-tech 9 foot 8 wt. I can return it for store credit instead of a new l-tech rod. Which is good since it will be my 2nd one going back.

    So, i am in the market for something that cabelas sells

    Around 180-250ish.
    9 or 10 foot
    8,9 or 10 wt for steelhead and salmon fishing in michigan.
    and I'd like it to be 4 piece.

    thanks

    I did snap on a big massive huge....

    hang up on my backcast. ugh. I know I could have lied about it.

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    Default Re: snapped a rod help me pick a new one

    Echo Ion or a TFO BVK; Both good, if not great rods, in that price range. Cabela's has good description's of said rod's on their website. Good luck

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    Default Re: snapped a rod help me pick a new one

    So you told Cabela's you busted it by hooking it on a backcast and they still give you a new rod?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diver Dan View Post
    So you told Cabela's you busted it by hooking it on a backcast and they still give you a new rod?
    Cabelas didn't even ask me how I broke my l-tech... just gave me a new rod

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    Default Re: snapped a rod help me pick a new one

    BVK or Winston Passport

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    If you have had that much trouble breaking rods, I would suggest you look at the Echo Ion. It isn't the lightest rod but it is extremely durable and cast well too.
    Last edited by joshw; 03-11-2013 at 09:03 AM.

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    Default Re: snapped a rod help me pick a new one

    Quote Originally Posted by Diver Dan View Post
    So you told Cabela's you busted it by hooking it on a backcast and they still give you a new rod?
    I've found that many of the larger stores, like LL Bean, and Cabela's are less interested in bickering with you about the details, and more interested with keeping you happy and spending in the future. The money that Bean has lost in replacing and shipping waders is probably insane. I'm considering purchasing a pair and getting in on that iron clad warranty. I know I am still pleased with their Large Arbor reel I bought last year. Pretty hard to find fault with this company, quality wise.
    "Whale oil beef hooked !"- Traditional east coast fishermen saying

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    Default Re: snapped a rod help me pick a new one

    bvk all day long

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    ARFE

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    I have an echo Ion 10ft 7wt I use for Erie Trib Steel and I like it alot.

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    Default Re: snapped a rod help me pick a new one

    Thanks for all of the replies. Getting feedback from actual fly fishers beats reading reviews anyday.

    Yeah, All I have ever done for the returns is take it in there and say it broke-they look up and see that it has a 25 year warrenty and no questions asked.

    as much that can be said about them I have always had very good customer service with cableas. the staff at the Dundee MI store has been great.

    Besides what is the difference between snapping a rod on a hang up or on a fish.
    To me the only difference is that I'd be the only guy in the room telling the truth.

    Yeah, I was drifting stone fly nymphs for stellhead in the Big Manistee a couple weekends ago and I was really trying to get across the water snagged a branch and snap. Oh I wonder if the fact that it was 4 degrees out had anything to do with it. Brrrrrrrrrrrrr. Tough condidtions. No steelhead either. booooo

    I do like the little dancing frog



    How does that Echo Ion cast?

    ---------- Post added at 08:19 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:15 PM ----------

    the frst l tech snapped after I tripped over a stump in the heavy stained river.
    I'd be a good product tester

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    Quote Originally Posted by noreaster View Post
    I've found that many of the larger stores, like LL Bean, and Cabela's are less interested in bickering with you about the details, and more interested with keeping you happy and spending in the future. The money that Bean has lost in replacing and shipping waders is probably insane. I'm considering purchasing a pair and getting in on that iron clad warranty. I know I am still pleased with their Large Arbor reel I bought last year. Pretty hard to find fault with this company, quality wise.

    That LL BEAN flagship store in Maine is awesome. Great way to spend a morning with a cup of coffee. Or anytime since its open 24/7 365

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