Cabelas predator rods

Discussion in 'Fishing Rod Review' started by joadb, Feb 23, 2007.

  1. joadb

    joadb New Member

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    i just purchased two cabelas european predator casting rods ,has anybody ever used these rods.if so what do you think?will they hold up to big flats?all of my other rods are e-glass[tigers,glowsticks]these are graphite and that kind of makes me nervous.thanks
     
  2. jmon

    jmon New Member

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    i have had one for years. never any big fish on one but the carp guys love them they will cast a mile
     

  3. Hootowlc3

    Hootowlc3 New Member

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    They don't seem to make them heavy enough to sling big baits and heavy sinkers. 20 lb line and 2 oz sinkers. I would like to have one if it would handle about 8 oz bait and sinker.
     
  4. jailcop2

    jailcop2 New Member

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    I have one and would love to have a couple more .
     
  5. bro_catfish

    bro_catfish New Member

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    Yeah all the carpers use them in the USA..there rated by the test curve and will really sling 1 oz of lead forever with and openface
    They hold up well and are by all standards a quality rod
     
  6. dinkbuster1

    dinkbuster1 New Member

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    unless your fishing in open water like a lake i wouldnt use them for flatties. they are designed for casting small/medium dough and cut baits and dont do well at all slinging live baits. i have owned about four of them since 1991 and use them for lake fishing carp and channels for which they are an awesome rod! will blast a 1oz sinker and a peice of shad over 100-150 yards. i tried them years ago in the river for flatties, just not enough backbone to horse a fish from cover or in current.
     
  7. D_Weezy

    D_Weezy Active Member

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    Cadiz, Ohio
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    Dale
    The flathead in my avatar (29lb 8oz) was caught on a Cabela's Predator rod 1 3/4lb test curve. It was caught in open water. I would not suggest you use those rods for flathead in a snag filled area. However, this style of rod in a 3lb test curve works fine for flathead. I have two setups using 3lb test curve rods. I fish for flathead with them at the Ohio river all the time and have no problems with them. I have yet to catch a really large flathead on them, but I have no doubt that they would handle it well.