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Just saw this on the Chum and I had to shake my head.

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The inaccuracies are numerous and some quite hilarious.  As Moldy Chum points out, “Bonefish in Alaska!”.  I especially like the source list at the bottom – “Hey, don’t blame us if it’s wrong.”

Just for fun I’d like to invite everyone to comment with any errors that stand out to them, I’ll start:

  • That’s the bassiest looking redfish I think I’ve ever seen
  • Missouri is a black hole for bluegill
  • No channel cats in Louisiana, could’ve fooled me
  • Redfish record is from NC – yet the map says otherwise
  • Isn’t casting and spinning gear kind of a toss up, guess fly gear is not up to snuff

This is the kind of thing ad that has the best of intentions, but if you’re not 100% certain that the information you’re trying to display is accurate, prepare to be hammered.

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Took the family up to Alexandria this past weekend to visit my sister and her husband. Kurt and I spent a few hours Saturday morning on a local lake. It was a beautiful morning, conditions seemed perfect, but the bass were uncooperative. Kurt caught a small one and I blanked. After that all we could catch were tiny bream. Although I caught fish it still felt like a skunking. It was a nice paddle on the lake, I just wish the fishing was better. This red-winged blackbird kept me entertained for a little while, hopping from one lily pad to another eating bugs along the way.

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Fast forward a couple days and at my door when I got home from work yesterday was a new fiberglass rod I purchased. I’ve been wanting to see what all the fuss with glass rods was about and with Cabela’s putting the CGt series on sale and myself having a gift card to spend, now seemed like the perfect time. I got a 7′ 3wt, which should be perfect for those small streams in Georgia and the neighborhood pond – which I had time to hit that evening.

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I strung the rod up with 3wt line, grabbed a beer, and walked down to the pond for some non-stop bluegill action. I had a stealth bomber tied on and hung a zug bug underneath. The zug bug saw 90% of the action and caught mostly small fish while the bomber caught a few palm sized gills. I ended the evening fish with a solid bend in the glass rod courtesy of a healthy channel cat, who somewhat surprisingly ate the little zug bug.

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I was impressed with the CGt, when you pick it up and give it the wiggle test(that most fly fishermen do, but have no idea why they do it) it feels good and flexes throughout like I imagine a glass rod would. After the wiggle test I was kind of expecting it not have a backbone, but it did and you could feel it when you shot a good bit of line out. I saw it during the fight with the catfish as well, it handled it like a champ. The cork on the rod seemed to be of a pretty good quality, very smooth to the touch. My wife liked the color of the rod blank and I do too, it’s not an ugly rod. I could do without the slip ring reel seat, which is not my favorite way to secure a reel, but that is what was offered on the 7′ 3wt version. So far I like it, I will continue putting it to the test in the neighborhood on the bass, bream and catfish and later this month in Georgia on some small stream trout.

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