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Cabela's LST 762-2

 

Score 3.58

7' 6", 2-Piece, MSRP $175.00, AA  68,  ERN 4.16

 

 

 

Cabela's LST 762-2 (7' 6" 2pc) Paul Jeremy Jim Joe Composite Score
           
1.)  Rod Tube, Sock and Presentation 2 5 4 3 3.5
2.)  Grip and Reel Seat 3 5 3 4 3.75
3.)  Hook Keeper, Label and Rod Markings 3 5 3 4 3.75
4.)  Guides, Ferrules and Tip-Top 3 4 2 4 3.25
5.)  Short Distance Casting 4 3 2 4 3.25
6.)  Medium and Long Distance Casting 4 4 4 5 4.25
7.)  Roll Casting 3 3 3 4 3.25
8.)  Accuracy and Delicacy of Fly Delivery 4 4 3 4 3.75
9.)  Fish Handling 4 4 2 4 3.5
10.)  Reviewer's Prerogative 4 3 3 4 3.5
           
Composite Score 3.40 4.00 2.90 4.00 3.58

 

Jim Stuard's Comments; I liked this rod. Not much to write home about but it handles a DT2 well, but is much better up-lined to a WF 3wt. Iím not a big fan of single foot guides but I understand the necessity to reduce weight. My complaint is theyíre more fragile than the snakes and if not installed well, can be indicative of poor workmanship on the build. The grip is a little chunky and has a bit of filler but Iím less into looks than functionality and this is a very functional rod. Not a lot of feel on short distance casting. Better after 25í. I was able to fully load the rod then.

 

Joe Cornwall's Comments - A very pretty rod that might like a bit more mass than the BP reel provides, I was wishing for a graphite large arbor while fishing this rod.  As the picture of Elisa above demonstrates, this rod will cast as much line as the caster's skills allow.  This is a strong fishing tool and I could easily live with this as my light, general purpose rod.  In my notes I wrote "Did Cabela's make this rod for bluegill? This is a GREAT warm water ultra-light rod!"  In my hands this one could deliver even a size 10 bug with unflappable confidence.   I wish the tube were a bit more delicate, it looks like the rod tube for a 5wt.  This rod is, however, a 2wt that will up-line to a WF3 happily.  If you're looking for a rod to chase 'gills, get this one and be happy. It's good to see there's still products that deliver true value in the world.

 

Jeremy Kurtz's Comments: This rod is well appointed with titanium plated single foot guides, Super grade cork, and a titanium colored up-locking reel seat with a carbon fiber insert. This rod is fast and can really gun a 2wt line out there, however I feel the rod performs much better overall with a 3wt line, and better yet with a 4wt line. This one isn't a 2wt! It's really light weight for it's length, but feels a bit stiff and unforgiving in my hands.

Paul Feldman's Comments: This rod came in an unmarked Cabelaís rod tube. The reel seat has an attractive graphite spacer which is a golden olive color with the metal parts anodized a smoke gray color. This is one of the fastest rods in the group, but it handles a 2 weight line beautifully. I didnít try it, but I suspect it would handle a 3 or even a 4 weight line as well. This is the rod for you if you want a 2 weight that will throw a long line or punch in to the wind. It roll casts well, and in spite of the fact that it is stiffer than most of the rods tested, it loads beautifully. I was surprised at how well it loaded and cast with only a few feet of line out of the rod tip. This is one that I might have to own!

 

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