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Does anyone know who makes the rod blanks for Cabela's Fish Eagle II and Fish Eagle XML casting rods?



I've used the Fish Eagle II rods for several years and have really liked them. Anyone have experience with the XML series?


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Don
 

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A few years ago I bought cabelas FE
II blanks to build my own rods and they were made by Fenwick!This was 5 or 6 years ago.
 

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Basically I'm self taught.Bought a cabelas "kit",included the blank,reel seat,cork,guides,etc. It also included a 4 page instruction booklet!I built a wooden rod wrapper to hold the thread under tension while while putting on the guides.Or buy one - cheap is good.I've built some nice ice rods,Uncle miltys sells lots of excellent ice blanks cheap!I buy the components from cabelas.
 
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Don In Denver said:
Does anyone know who makes the rod blanks for Cabela's Fish Eagle II and Fish Eagle XML casting rods?



I've used the Fish Eagle II rods for several years and have really liked them. Anyone have experience with the XML series?


Thanks.

Don
I have an XML casting rod I use for jigging spoons and pulling bottom bouncers. It's super light and super sensitive. I would think it's the equivalent of a St. Croix Avid type rod.

I snapped the tip putting it in a rod locker and sent it back to Cabelas. They said they would replace it once since they could tell it wasn't a manufacturing defect.

I don't think you'll go wrong getting it. It's a zillion times better than the Fish Eagle II rods.

Just my opinion.
 
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Hey Eric-

What would you think about the XML for jigging tubes for macks?
 
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Don In Denver said:
Hey Eric-

What would you think about the XML for jigging tubes for macks?
Never had much luck catching them on tubes so I'm not sure what is needed. If you need sensitivity then it would work, but I'm not sure how much you would feel if you're 100' down.

You probably couldn't go wrong, just would worry about a big hawg snapping the rod. :eek:
 

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Do you have the Cabela's tackle craft catalog? I'm sure it lists in more detail all the kits and accessories that comes with the rod kits. I dont have this catalog, or I'd look for you. You can order it from their site for free.
 
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