Fly outfit help..again

brandon4455

brandon4455

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 7, 2010
Messages
3,862
Location
Oregon
need some opinions on this outfit,, i'm almost possitive it's what im getting next month but i want to know if im making a good choice or not.it's going to be manly for trout in small to medium size rivers and creeks, remember limited budget so please don't suggest anything over 70$ ... thanks
Cabela's: Cabela's Cahill Fly Rod and Reel Outfit


brandon
 
Last edited:
C

colbypearson

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 23, 2010
Messages
1,281
Location
CP
thats funny i was on cabelas and looked at the same one last night, i only need a reel though i am interested to see peoples replies to this one.
 
O

OnTheFly

Well-known member
Joined
May 3, 2009
Messages
2,906
Location
Oregon City
Hey Brandon, if your budget supports it then get it. It looks like something good for you to start out with. Oh..and yeah...get the 5wt!
 
brandon4455

brandon4455

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 7, 2010
Messages
3,862
Location
Oregon
Hey Brandon, if your budget supports it then get it. It looks like something good for you to start out with. Oh..and yeah...get the 5wt!

will do jim, thanks for the input ill be putting it to the test with mr cutthroat and the fly in my avatar ;)
 
F

FishFinger

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 27, 2008
Messages
1,223
Location
Central Oregon
Yeah , I agree looks like a fine combo to get you started. A 5wt is perfect it won't out class a modest to large trout and for steelhead the fight could be epic.

You best be thinking about your future plans, stay in school, get educated. If your going to become a fly fisherman you'll need a good career to support your habit!
 
Troutski

Troutski

Moderator
Joined
Dec 22, 2006
Messages
1,985
Location
Springfield, Oregon
Great investment to say the least...go for it and take your camera with you...
Good luck

Chuck
 
brandon4455

brandon4455

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 7, 2010
Messages
3,862
Location
Oregon
Great investment to say the least...go for it and take your camera with you...
Good luck

Chuck

i will for sure bring a camera,, im excited to land my first fish on the fly . thanks chuck



brandon
 
D

Drew9870

Banned User
Joined
Jan 23, 2009
Messages
1,066
Location
North Salem, Oregon
I wouldn't buy anything that is cabelas brand, maybe waders, they are nothing but a knock off brand,,, so many products to make so they have to use cheap material so they can afford to keep it in stock, anyone who doesn't agree with this are usually the ones who would never believe in quality gear that lasts. I wouldn't say it's the worst choice you could make, I mean buying a packaged combo would be the worst choice.

W.W. Grigg, if you could get a ride out to Canby, you can get a sweet 5-6wt for $30 right from the factory, you just need a reel, which he also has (I hate his fly reels honestly, lol) for probably under $15, but your better off finding a reel made by Pflueger or a well known company besides Cabelas, the action is super sweet on these rods, and perfect for casting all the way to your backing. Even when you feel you have mastered fly fishing and need top quality gear, you will be proud you still have your Grigg.

Just don't buy Cabelas gear, it usually always fits the budget, but it is so poorly crafted.
 
Last edited:
M

Markcanby

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 26, 2009
Messages
788
Location
Oregon
Im going with Drew on this one. If you can get up to Canby you will have a much better rod an able to find a better reel later.
 
F

FishFinger

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 27, 2008
Messages
1,223
Location
Central Oregon
I retract my previous post and side with these guys, if you can find a better quality rod for less, you should consider it
 
C

colbypearson

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 23, 2010
Messages
1,281
Location
CP
i would avoid bass pro shops and cabelas personally as well its like ordering your gear from mc'donalds seems like theres always something e'ffed up especially with BPS
 
D

Drew9870

Banned User
Joined
Jan 23, 2009
Messages
1,066
Location
North Salem, Oregon
You'll wish you had no less than $200 when you walk into Griggs, they have a variety of rods from ice fishing ultra lights to Sturgeon rods and fly rods of course, the ice rods were prototypes so I am not sure they have them anymore, you can find nice Salmon rods for about $45, last time I was there he had a deal on three Salmon rods for $100.
 
brandon4455

brandon4455

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 7, 2010
Messages
3,862
Location
Oregon
well, i dont have to buy anything till jan, so ill take a look into the griggs rods thanks everyone. thats very cheap for a rod. and ill be able to nab a decent reel because the rod is cheap. as for a salmon rod, if i didn't have my beautiful lamiglas id be on those in a heartbeat

brandon
 
M

Markcanby

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 26, 2009
Messages
788
Location
Oregon
You will really like the Grigg fly rods. If he has one I would recommend a 4wt. since you fish the little creek there by your house. I use mine on the Molalla an cast 40' easy.
 
S

skunk

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 28, 2009
Messages
828
Location
Knee deep in it
Go with Grigg for the rod. Ollie Damon has reel/rod setups right at $100 and they are Grigg. That cabelas rod may do ok but I've checked the reel and its not going to hold up. I use just an Argus Flight III reel for my trout setup and it has lasted 6+ yrs with no issues. That and a pfleuger medalist are both inexpensive reels, and have cheap spools. I get my sale items at Ollie Damons in portland. They usually have good deals on reels.
 
brandon4455

brandon4455

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 7, 2010
Messages
3,862
Location
Oregon
You will really like the Grigg fly rods. If he has one I would recommend a 4wt. since you fish the little creek there by your house. I use mine on the Molalla an cast 40' easy.

sweet, ill check it out,, but idk if a 4wt will hold up on a sea run cutthroat will it?
 
Top Bottom