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ZipperJuly 7th, 2008, 6:39 pm
Church Hill, TN

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Hello all, I'm new to this forum and would appreciate some advice. I am currently in the market for a 4,5,or 7 piece "travel rod" in 4 or 5 weight. I have looked at the cabelas stowaway 5 piece and the Bass Pro Shop Hobbs creek brand oufits. Has anyone had any experience with either of these? I fish mainly the tail waters of East TN and the Smokies. Thanks in advance for the help.
Jmd123July 7th, 2008, 11:12 pm
Oscoda, MI

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Zipper, try the Cabelas Three Forks 4-piece rods. I have their 4-piece 8 1/2-foot 5-weight (old version, moderate action) and I love it - especially since I only paid $55 for it (two years ago - it's now $60-65, but check their website since they're having some sales including reels and lines, you can get a good deal on a whole outfit). I have been a fly rodder for 23 years and I can really throw well on this rod - it has a little extra snap when I go to shoot line that lets me really punch them out there. They've apparently updated the action to moderate-fast and I haven't tried the new ones yet, but for the price the rod that I have is a rediculously good deal. If I were you I would try to handle one before you buy it to see just how it feels to you, depending on what kind of rod action suits you best.

Hope this helps!

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