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#13894916 - 06/12/19 Cabelas Prestige WF5F - any good?  
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Looking to buy some line for a 9' 4/5 weight I've never fished. Want it to be good but inexpensive.

Goofed around with it tonight with some 444 WF6F that I had and it cast pretty well out to 25 paces or so, but had no "feel" - line was too heavy, casts needed to be deliberate.

Some some basic Prestige online for $17, thought I'd ask here before I gave it a try.

Thanks in advance


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#13895060 - 06/12/19 Re: Cabelas Prestige WF5F - any good? [Re: kragman1]  
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Its a $17 line. I think equivalent to the cortland 333 based on my limited experience

#13895116 - 06/12/19 Re: Cabelas Prestige WF5F - any good? [Re: kragman1]  
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Gothcha. I like their 444 and the Sylk line, never tried the 333.
Any recommendations for value line? Don't want to sink $60 into this, but... I will if I have to. No point in casting bad line.


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#13896618 - 06/13/19 Re: Cabelas Prestige WF5F - any good? [Re: kragman1]  
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How much do want to spend? What are your casting expectations - about 30' will catch 85% of fish, 60' about 95% of fish? Are you fishing big lakes, big rivers, small lakes small rivers, tiny creeks? All of these will come into play in choosing a line. If trying to fish far and fine I would expect to need a top quality line. My small creek rods have budget line, as practically any line can be cast a short distance, for this fishing I still like the DT line which is better for role casting in tight places as well as fishing alpine lakes with timber close to shore.


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#13896785 - 06/13/19 Re: Cabelas Prestige WF5F - any good? [Re: kragman1]  
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Hi Prwlr

Agreed on short casting. I never need distance around here but I typically run WF line just to help me cast (I was never all that great and I'm super rusty now).
I just ordered some SA Aircell WF5F for that 4/5, and some no name DT3F for a 7' 3wt I have coming. DT should help me roll cast and mend with the little rod, and hopefully the SA line is good stuff in general.
Still hoping to get onto a small local pond for rock bass with the 4/5 this summer. They're feisty, aggressive eaters and not easily spooked. Perfect for a hack like me.


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#13897030 - 06/13/19 Re: Cabelas Prestige WF5F - any good? [Re: kragman1]  
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Looks like you got what you need. That SA Aircel is good line especially for what you fish for. WF helps especially if casting poppers for panfish. I use 3wt DT for my 3wt 6'6'' McGill fiberglass rod and my 3wt 7'6" graphite both for trout and panfish. Love catching bluegills, green sunfish, yellow perch, and crappie on a light rod.


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