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Post 25 Mar 2012, 13:40 • #201 
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Jake,

Welcome to the Fiberglass Flyrodders!

I'm not sure what you mean by 'mighty tight'. The Cabela's rods have tip over butt tapered ferrules. The male portion is supposed to be snugged into the female portion, but no more. The ferrule design is self correcting if either portion wears. Such a ferrule shouldn't be too tight unless it is over tightened in the first place. Edit: Oops! As Lakefly points out below, the Cabela's rods has spigot ferrules. That is very different. Sorry about the mistake! Tom

How are you determining how tightly to snug the ferrule?

The ferrule might be dirty. That can easily happen with new rods. Try cleaning both the male and female ferrules with Q-tips and mild solvent, like denatured alcohol or mineral spirits. You may find the ferrule behaves better after cleaning. If not, rub a little paraffin wax or candle wax on the male ferrule. If you do lubricate the ferrule, be especially careful not to over snug it. Too much pressure could split the female ferrule.

Tom


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Post 25 Mar 2012, 14:31 • #202 
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thanks; I will try the parrafin. The male part only goes 1/2 way in the female ferrule. Jake


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Post 25 Mar 2012, 14:43 • #203 
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might be a build problem there but it is common for fiberglass rods to have up to half an inch of the spigot showing. THis is because the spigot can get shorter by wear over the years.


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Post 25 Mar 2012, 14:57 • #204 
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Tom, The Cabela's CGR rods have spigot ferrules, not tip over butt ferrules.

Jake, Spigot ferrules are supposed to leave a gap between the two rod sections. The spigot section itself acts as a connector for the the rod sections being joined together. The gap leaves room for wear over time. Trying to force the sections together will only damage the rod. I use ferrule wax on my CGR rods to make assembling and disassembling them easier. Hope this helps.

Dave.


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Post 25 Mar 2012, 15:04 • #205 
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Thanks for the replies I`m sure the lub will work.


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Post 25 Mar 2012, 15:19 • #206 
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There should be a gap when fully assembled, don't force it or it will really damage the ferrule!
Just snug it up.


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Post 25 Mar 2012, 20:29 • #207 
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My CGR has almost a full inch of gap on the spigot ferrule. That is totally normal. They were designed that way. Enjoy the new rod.


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Post 25 Mar 2012, 20:32 • #208 
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http://midcurrent.com/experts/which-fly. .. e-is-best/

Here is a link on ferrules so you can see what is being said.

(Don't know that this link is against any rules. If so, my apologies and please delete. Thanks.)


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Post 26 Mar 2012, 00:15 • #209 
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Jake,

It is especially important to keep spigot ferrules clean. There should always be a gap between the two sections to allow for wear. Snug up the two sections tight enough that the sections fit without any clicking or looseness, but no further. Over tightening can damage the rod.

Tom


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Post 26 Mar 2012, 07:54 • #210 
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Gulfwax - available in the baking supplies in the grocery store


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Post 25 Apr 2016, 22:07 • #211 
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Reviving this thread, the new version is on half price right now. I got my 7ft 4-5 today!
Really pleased with it. Looks fantastic, very nice craftmanship. Great cork. China is becoming the new Japan. I put a lamson LP2 with a 5 wt inexpensive line on it. Felt great in the yard, hit targets easily at my comfort cast range. Didn't push it as trees get in the way. Like others, I think this is a no brainier on sale and the LP is a great match. Fun to cast after throwing an 8 wt 8 hrs a day in Belize a couple weeks ago.


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Post 11 Jun 2016, 16:09 • #212 
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I got the 5-6 a few days ago. Lawn casting it compared to some other nice rods, like a FF70, I was liking it a LOT. But sometimes fishing a rod is a different story. Fished it this morning on the Eno river for the first time and it was very, very, very nice. Roll casts better than anything I've owned. Feels light in the hand but it can handle decent-size flies and fish. It's all I need in a 5-6wt.
Like PhilT I've got a Lamson LP2 on it. SA GPX 5-6 that I got on clearance at Cabelas.


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Post 11 Jun 2016, 20:54 • #213 
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I have been fishing the CGR 7/8 at the OBX and it has handled quite nicely. Today was too windy for it, but yesterday the wind was calm and I was throwing a clouser on a SA streamer express line. Laid out nicely, I only wish I could have hooked a fish on it.


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Post 11 Jun 2016, 20:58 • #214 
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Kracer- if you have any poppers with you try them out. They will pull fish up from the depths no problem. Loads of fun...


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Post 12 Jun 2016, 08:25 • #215 
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I was told by Cabelas that they have so many sales, because they like to keep the stock fresh. That made sense at the time. Especially, when items are being updated.

However, the CGR rods are at 50% off right now and all models are back ordered. So, they aren't rotating stock. They don't have any stock. Why would they give a 50% discount? How much profit do they make at retail price?


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Post 12 Jun 2016, 08:31 • #216 
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I am betting that at the VERY highest end, it costs about 25 bucks for cabelas to get one of those rods in a store, which means even at 50% off they are still making a good amount. In actuality, it probably costs about 10 bucks per rod.


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Post 13 Jun 2016, 13:19 • #217 
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I'm debating between the 2wt and the 3wt for my next purchase... Anyone tried both and prefer one over the other? I know there is a large following for the 3wt!


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Post 13 Jun 2016, 13:50 • #218 
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I like the length of the 2wt and the backbone of the 3wt. It's a quandary.

May be why I prefer the Prime 6', 3wt.

In CGR's I prefer the 3wt, but others seem to really enjoy the 2wt.

Barry


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Post 13 Jun 2016, 15:50 • #219 
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What line are you using on the Prime 3wt?


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Post 13 Jun 2016, 16:08 • #220 
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My buddies and I buyed four CGR 7'#4/5 from Cabela's in USA.

Lil' pretty rod, with DT 4 has a plenty of power into her butt section, really pushes far away my tippet, with ease and control. You just have to direct the rod point to the target.

Good fighter, all the rod participate bending so good and saving tippet.

Thanks to Cabela's for maintain on the market a great rod into a blue collar price range.

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Cheers you all.

Uncle Ben


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Post 13 Jun 2016, 17:27 • #221 
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Originally I had a 3DT Peach on it, but sold the reel and line went with it. Excellent choice for the rod in my opinion.

Just tried Wulff Long belly 4wt and works fine. Doesn't overload the rod for forty five foot casts and roll casting nicely out to 35+ feet.

Barry


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Post 13 Jun 2016, 19:55 • #222 
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I'm surprised to hear that. I thought the rods were a softer action than the CGR rods. I never would have guessed you could overline it.


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Post 13 Jun 2016, 20:00 • #223 
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I think they are softer.


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Post 14 Jun 2016, 10:21 • #224 
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I fished my 5/6 for the second time today. Once again was impressed with what an easy casting rod this is. Think it and it does it. Perfect rod for carp fishing.

If the 7/8 were an 8 footer I think it would be equally good.


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Post 16 Jun 2016, 08:13 • #225 
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Put a bend in my new 7/8 last night.
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Throwing a Great Lakes Fly Murdich on Rio Perception 7wt. Shot the bulky fly well out to 45-50 feet or so, but (probably my own fault) I had trouble going much past that. I've also fished it with a deerhair diving frog, and it did well tossing that into pads.

Think I'm gonna try an 8wt SA on it next.

Really neat rod, much more suited to me than the Prime 8wt.


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