From what I remember, this is a cyclic event... Unless there really is a change with BPS f*cking with the Cabela's house brand items now(?).
Anyhow, it always seemed that about this time of year, the fishing items started getting thin on inventory- And then coming back somewhat around Thanksgiving/Christmas for the sales. Then being thin again until Spring for the new season.
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