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Thread: If you won a $2000.00 shopping card at Cabela's

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    Default Re: If you won a $2000.00 shopping card at Cabela's

    I don't fish for bass or salmon so I'm not sure how much rod is needed but I reckon a good 7 wt could cover both(?) or if the salmon experts tell you to get something bigger like a 9wt I would still look for one reel with a spare spool that could handle both sized lines. You should have a Grand or so left over ... which you could spend on lots of hooks and feathers and shiny dangly things.
    Last edited by dean_mt; 02-21-2013 at 02:37 PM.

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    Flush on rod and reel outfits. Probably get a nice re-loading kit and some re-loading supplies, unless of course, the hoarders ate them all up. In that case I would buy a nice toon;nfo or something like that.

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    Default Re: If you won a $2000.00 shopping card at Cabela's

    Quote Originally Posted by deathwish View Post
    what fly rod/reel /line would you buy and rod weight to fish/bass/trout and Salmon.

    I thought the purpose to his question was specifically "what rod and reel would you get", not "what would you get if you had $2k"!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1move View Post
    I thought the purpose to his question was specifically "what rod and reel would you get", not "what would you get if you had $2k"!
    Yes. While it is fun to fantasize, it is also a little rude to hijack the thread.
    Carry on.

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    Default Re: If you won a $2000.00 shopping card at Cabela's

    I would give it to "Lets Tackle Cancer""Casting For Recovery".

    Then I know its been well spent

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    Default Re: If you won a $2000.00 shopping card at Cabela's

    sage bass II fly rod 550

    tibor signature reel 850

    rio line 80

    all in 8wt

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    Default Re: If you won a $2000.00 shopping card at Cabela's

    I couldn't help myself, I went to the web site and looked around. For rod & reel they didn't have a rod I would want but they have a Tibor Signature 11/12 reel in black for $865.00. I couldn't find a Spey rod for the reel so............ I might buy a bunch of waders so I would have a life time supply.

    Or................... I would buy an 8 horse power Mercury outboard ($1999.99) to use as a kicker on the boat so I could go fish the Kenai. My 90 HP is not legal there

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    Default Re: If you won a $2000.00 shopping card at Cabela's

    I would get two outfits, a single-hand 8 wt and a spey 8/9:

    Loomis NRX 9' 8wt ($835)

    Lamson Litespeed 3.5x (2 @ $379 ea)

    Temple Fork Deer Creek 15' 8/9wt spey ($370)

    Rio Steelhead/Salmon fly line WF8F ($75)

    Airflo Delta Spey fly line WF8/9F ($90)

    Which is about $128 over your $2000 card value, but if you're buying two rod and reel outfits they might throw in the lines and backing for free. Or to keep it under $2000 I might swap out the Loomis NRX for the cheaper St. Croix Legend Elite ($460).

    If I wanted a trout outfit rather than a spey outfit, it would probably be the TFO BVK 9' 5wt combo outfit that they sell with either a Cabela's or BVK reel. If I wanted to spend the big bucks on the trout outfit rather than the 8 weight, I would get the BVK or the Legend Elite in the 8 weight and a more expensive trout rod instead. They have several high-end brands (Winston, Sage, Loomis, St. Croix) in trout sizes and I would have trouble choosing my own favorite. I wouldn't presume to tell you what your favorite should be.

    If I wanted all three outfits, I would get the Deer Creek/Litespeed/Airflo spey setup ($839 plus backing) and two 9' BVK rod/BVK reel outfits in 5 and 8 weights ($605 combined). That would leave me lots cushion for other stuff, or for a higher-end 5wt or 8wt, like a Legend Elite or a Winston GVX.
    Last edited by moucheur2003; 02-22-2013 at 10:11 AM.

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    I'd buy a decent cabelas brand rod and the echo ion reel for under 200$ and spend the $1800 on beef jerky
    "When the river is high, the fish eat the ants; when the river is low, the ants eat the fish."

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    Default Re: If you won a $2000.00 shopping card at Cabela's

    Quote Originally Posted by moucheur2003 View Post
    I would get two outfits, a single-hand 8 wt and a spey 8/9:

    Loomis NRX 9' 8wt ($835)

    Lamson Litespeed 3.5x (2 @ $379 ea)

    Temple Fork Deer Creek 15' 8/9wt spey ($370)

    Rio Steelhead/Salmon fly line WF8F ($75)

    Airflo Delta Spey fly line WF8/9F ($90)

    Which is about $128 over your $2000 card value, but if you're buying two rod and reel outfits they might throw in the lines and backing for free. Or to keep it under $2000 I might swap out the Loomis NRX for the cheaper St. Croix Legend Elite ($460).

    If I wanted a trout outfit rather than a spey outfit, it would probably be the TFO BVK 9' 5wt combo outfit that they sell with either a Cabela's or BVK reel. If I wanted to spend the big bucks on the trout outfit rather than the 8 weight, I would get the BVK or the Legend Elite in the 8 weight and a more expensive trout rod instead. They have several high-end brands (Winston, Sage, Loomis, St. Croix) in trout sizes and I would have trouble choosing my own favorite. I wouldn't presume to tell you what your favorite should be.

    If I wanted all three outfits, I would get the Deer Creek/Litespeed/Airflo spey setup ($839 plus backing) and two 9' BVK rod/BVK reel outfits in 5 and 8 weights ($605 combined). That would leave me lots cushion for other stuff, or for a higher-end 5wt or 8wt, like a Legend Elite or a Winston GVX.
    Or you could probably save $250 by going with one Lamson reel and a spare spool. Why have two identical reels that you will never use at the same time? Spare spools are great way to go, in my opinion.

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