Need to reward myself with a new 3wt

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  1. IveofIone

    IveofIone Active Member

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    My physical therapist says I am making remarkable progress and should be able to fish again by the first of October. I am gullible enough to believe her and determined to prove her right.

    I have a quiver full of 8 1/2 and 9' rods but suspect that they will still be a little more than I want to swing by that time and want to get a 7'6'' 3wt for stream fishing. The Redington CT 7'6'' 3wt looks like exactly what I need. I have several other CT's and hear rave reviews about the 8'6'' 3wt but very little about the shorter model. Any comments on this stick? It is on sale again at $99 so it certainly won't break the bank.

    This will be my reward for being a good boy and doing my reps!

    Ive
     
  2. Mike Ediger

    Mike Ediger Active Member

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    I have never fished the CT in any configuration, but congratulations on the improvement. I think that's a fantastic reward.
     
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    Congrats, Ive. I hope you exceed the PT's expecatations. Best wishes.
     
  4. Tacoma Red

    Tacoma Red Active Member

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    Congrats! Go with a bamboo.
     
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  5. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Way to go, Ivan! My only Redington is a 10' CPX 8 wt, so I can't speak to the rod you referenced. My 3 wt is a TFO finesse; I can say that I like that rod. October will be here before you know it; keep healing.
     
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    I'm pretty sure that what you really want is a 7'4" 4wt Echo glass rod (like mine...great little rod, just a little redundant in my collection)

    ;)
     
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  7. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    Tell me again what part of fly fishing isn't an exercise... both physically and mentally. Glad to hear you are getting well. I think you will really love the CT; October aligns with St. Joe time... just saying :D.
     
  8. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I have two 3wt's one is a TFO Finesse rod that is 7'9" and another that was put together by Flybill it is a 7'6" Blank forgotten. This happens when you get over 78. They get a lot of use when the sun is warm on my back.
    I paid $179.95 for the TFO. I figured it was good money spent. The other one was free. You can't beat a free rod no matter what.
     
  9. Stew McLeod

    Stew McLeod aka BigMac

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    I have a 2wt CT and fished it Thursday. Great little rod, especially when you factor in the cost. I don't think you'll be disappointed, pull the trigger on it.
     
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    Echo Carbon 7'6" 3 wt. You will not be disappointed.
     
  11. Sawyer

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    My echo carbon 6wt has worked very nicely for just about everything!
     
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    Go with bamboo
     
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    The CT is a great rod. I have the 8 1/2' 4 wt. When I want to do some nymphing I appreciate the length. Having had my own experiences with shoulder and back injuries I know going with a light graphite rod is the way to go when you're recovering from an injury. Of course in a 3 wt 71/2' rod fiberglass and bamboo should not feel heavy.
     
  14. Freestone

    Freestone Not to be confused with freestoneangler

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    Ive, I can't help you with the 7.5' 3wt CT but I absolutely love my 8' 3wt CT. I bought the 8" as it is a 6pc and I wanted it for travel and backpacking otherwise I'd have purchased the 7.5'.
     
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    Other than for spey, I fish either glass or bamboo these aging days. LCParks made a superb 3wt bamboo but has ceased production this year. If you can find one, give it a serious consideration.
    I had CBarclay finish a Dennis Stone made FE Thomas "Fairy" blank for me that's a beautiful gem. His glass rods are top shelf.
    http://cbarclayflyrods.com/rods/in-stock-rod/
     
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    steelydan Newb seeking wisdom

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    I have a 2wt 7'6" and like it fine.
    I would buy the 6pc 8' 3wt, if I found one.
    My current 3wt is an older Loomis GL3 2pc, other than portability, it is wonderful.
     
  17. rory

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    Get a 1 weight.
     
  18. Olive bugger

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    FWIW, I do not have nor have I ever fished the CT. I do have a sage blank that was made into a rod, that is 7'9" two weight. I am not all that satisfied with the handling of the rod and am thinking of up lining it to a 3 wt. As it is, it is ok, but to my thought, it does not SING. Perhaps a line up with tune it up some.

    About you recovery, I hope it is fast and complete.
     
  19. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

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    I have both the 8'6" and the 7'6" Redington CT. The 7'6" has a noticeably faster action than the 8'6". They are two different rods. I really like the way my 7'6" casts, though. I lined it with the same DT 3 wt floater I use with the 8'6" CT. I suspect that it might load up nicely at shorter ranges with a wf 4 wt line, but I haven't tried that yet.
    I have just cast this rod in my yard on the grass, and am dying to go fish it.
     
  20. LCnSac

    LCnSac John or "LC"

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    Actually, Ive, you might want to consider this, or a 2. The CT 3 wt. 8'6" is probably my favorite of all I have, but I love my little Orvis 1 wt. Superfine too. I have a friend with the Echo Carbon 2 wt--it's OK. I like my CT and 1 wt. a lot better. For that size I'd be looking at glass too.
     

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