3 wt Opinions

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  1. Steve Saville

    Steve Saville Active Member

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    I have a TFO I won in a drawing. Paired it with a Ross Flywater reel, Since I don't fish it that often, it works for when I do and I have, luckily, less than a hundred bucks tied up in it. It's a fun rod for crappie and bluegill.
     
  2. Fishee

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    I got myself a sweet Redington CT - 8' 3WT 6 Piece. This model cost a bit more because is a six piece and the closeout price is 109.99. Pretty sweet deal if you ask me.
     
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    I have the same one and is a blast to fish small streams with and packs down very small. Always goes in my hiking pack.
     
  4. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

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    I like my 3 wt Redington CT rods, even though they are 4-pc. and have to be lashed to the outside of my pack. Got the 7'6" and the 8'6". I haven't cast hardly any other 3 wts rods, though, so my opinion most likely only carries Zero wt.:)
     
  5. lylelovett666

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    Ross Essence FC.I have a 3wt and it's my prefered stick.Run around 179.00-199.99.Great action.I think they're the best deal for the money out there.
     
  6. David Loy

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    I know you stated you like med/fast rods, and gave some direction as intended purpose. On the off chance you're also considering small streams, you might think about Ed's 7'6" 3/4 Steffen. IMO, in lighter line weights you want a medium action, like glass. Steffens are typically on the crisp side of medium and his would be a killer rod. The problem I find is that most graphite 3 or 4 weights are really 4s and 5s. Again, all this is especially true if you're thinking about smaller environments where you need to cast short some of the time.
    I might jump on it myself but the "B wallet" is low at the moment.
     
  7. hydrological

    hydrological beads are NOT flies and snagging is just ghetto

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    thats alot of money for an imported rod from a reel co.
    of course, the same could be said about sage reels:rolleyes:
     
  8. lylelovett666

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    Don't care where it's from,just care how it feels and it feels like butter.I got a scott 6wt and a winston 4wt that still fall second to my Ross.Much like a woman,feel means everything.
     
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    hydrological beads are NOT flies and snagging is just ghetto

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    some guys might pay big bucks for an imported woman too :D
     
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  10. FLYFLICKER

    FLYFLICKER Chris

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    I owned a Scott SAS 653 for years. . . until I recently sold it on ebay. It was a SWEET little rod. 2 piece, 6'-6" 3wt.
    The internal ferrule system allows for the smoothest transition of power in your casting stroke, and at the same time minimized the rod's overall weight. It looks like you can still buy them online between $275.00 and $376.00 brand new.
     
  11. FLGator

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    I have a Sage 389LL that is well used, but not abused that I'd be interested in selling and under your price point. If you're interested PM me.
     

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