I would say to go with the Echo instead of Cabelas. Definitely go with the echo!! they make some nice rods!! My first (and second) rod was/is an Echo solo. It is a 9' 5wt. I love it!!! I used it a few weekends back on the Big D and got some nice trout with it.
Granted the Echo solo rod doesn't come with a reel, but for $99, you get a superb rod (sock & tube included) and a lifetime guarantee. You will need to get a separate reel but Echo sells those too, and they are pretty nice reels.
Echo is located just out of Vancouver, WA. When I snapped my first 9' 5wt 3 piece rod, I took it straight to them. Sweet little office they have there!! They said that they don't make the 3 piece rods anymore so they gave me a brand new 2011 model of the same rod: 9' 5wt 4 piece. New rod sock and rod tube too!! Plus they gave my kids free Echo frisbees and stickers!! Now that is awesome customer service!!! D
Good luck with which ever one you decide to go with.