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Old 12-26-2019, 04:01 PM
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Had some cabelas vouchers for Xmas, what a pitiful stock of fly fishing gear, they seem to be downsizing the fly area
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Old 12-26-2019, 04:07 PM
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Cabelas is awful for flytying equipment etc.
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Old 12-26-2019, 04:12 PM
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Got my ice fishing gear there and some was 45% off so had a good go....
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Old 12-26-2019, 05:55 PM
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Got my ice fishing gear there and some was 45% off so had a good go....
So you fly fishing through the ice? Let us know how it works for you.
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Old 12-27-2019, 12:23 AM
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maybe try using them at BassPro, since they're the same company now. About a year ago a staff member at BassPro told me they would eventually be taking gift cards and what not issued from Cabela's.
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Old 12-27-2019, 09:21 AM
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Wondered why I got skunked flyguy
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Old 12-27-2019, 09:30 AM
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So you fly fishing through the ice? Let us know how it works for you.
You can drop a fly through the ice using two pound mono two feet behind lead shot to tease the perch, larger fly for pike and lakers.....just gotta think outside the ice hole.
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Old 12-27-2019, 09:57 AM
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You can drop a fly through the ice using two pound mono two feet behind lead shot to tease the perch, larger fly for pike and lakers.....just gotta think outside the ice hole.
Been trying my homemade water boatmen on perch this winter. Tip it with a maggot and it works well.
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Old 12-29-2019, 03:54 PM
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maybe try using them at BassPro, since they're the same company now. About a year ago a staff member at BassPro told me they would eventually be taking gift cards and what not issued from Cabela's.
This ... 100%

They have been reducing their stock since the merger, before then Cabela's stock was way better than most places

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Old 12-29-2019, 04:44 PM
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So you fly fishing through the ice? Let us know how it works for you.
Chronomids through the ice work quite well actually.
Throw on an indicator not a bobber... does that qualify as fly fishing?
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Old 12-30-2019, 10:45 AM
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Chronomids through the ice work quite well actually.
Throw on an indicator not a bobber... does that qualify as fly fishing?
Iíve done that and done it with a fly rod through an ice fishing hole.
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Old 12-30-2019, 11:10 AM
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So you fly fishing through the ice? Let us know how it works for you.
Guess I am not the only doing this hard water fly fishing. It is always good to try different techniques to encourage the bite.
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Old 12-30-2019, 04:31 PM
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Guess I am not the only doing this hard water fly fishing. It is always good to try different techniques to encourage the bite.
Actually the first trout I caught ice fishing was with a hand tied olive balanced leech, but I wouldn't call it fly fishing.
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Old 12-30-2019, 05:08 PM
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Actually the first trout I caught ice fishing was with a hand tied olive balanced leech, but I wouldn't call it fly fishing.
Techniques for fly fishing differ with habitat like lakes,ponds, small streams, large rivers, bays, estuaries, open ocean or frozen water....you tie a fly on line and use it for fishing well your fly fishing or fishing with a fly....some nice trout I have caught in the past was with a bobber and fly....fun times.
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Old 12-31-2019, 03:40 PM
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Guys, guys, guys, this thread was about cabelas, not throwing a fly down a hole in the ice lol, anyway, rang basspro and they now take cabelas vouchers, woo woo, roll on 2nd Jan, bass pro here I come
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Guys, guys, guys, this thread was about cabelas, not throwing a fly down a hole in the ice lol, anyway, rang basspro and they now take cabelas vouchers, woo woo, roll on 2nd Jan, bass pro here I come
you started it....

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Old 12-31-2019, 05:21 PM
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Cabelas is awful for flytying equipment etc.
Yes, it has certainly sagged in the last couple of years. However, the Fishin' Hole has picked it up and now has a very good inventory of fly tying stuff and Reid's Fly Shop has a lot of interesting stuff that you don't find at the other local fly shops (Edmonton area).
Cabelas doesn't seem to have the hard core fly fishing outfitters like a few years ago (Norm).
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Yes, it has certainly sagged in the last couple of years. However, the Fishin' Hole has picked it up and now has a very good inventory of fly tying stuff and Reid's Fly Shop has a lot of interesting stuff that you don't find at the other local fly shops (Edmonton area).
Cabelas doesn't seem to have the hard core fly fishing outfitters like a few years ago (Norm).
I know Norm and don't blame him, no clue how they survive on what they pay them.
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Old 01-13-2020, 09:15 PM
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If you like fly fishing...support your local fly shop. Yes they are bit more expensive...but they don't sell junk and you'll get better advise.
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