3 weight recommendations

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  1. _WW_

    _WW_ Fishes with Wolves

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    I had no idea such a thing was even possible!
     
  2. Kyle Smith

    Kyle Smith DBA BozoKlown406

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    How does the Carbon compare with the Classic rod? I love my 4wt Classic, though it's a bit heavy. I'm interested in the new Echos, maybe for stripers. As for that 3 weight, I have an Albright, and it's absolutely awesome. I use a WF4 line on it since "rivers" out here are 30-200 cfs.
     
  3. Chad Lewis

    Chad Lewis NEVER wonder what to do with your free time

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    I just bought a Reddington RS4 8' 3wt. I had cast a 5 and 6 weight RS4 some time ago and thought they were outstanding, especially for the money. I'd been looking for a lighter weight rod to hit some creeks this summer. I almost bought one several times at Sportsmans Warehouse ($210) but when they went on sale for $120 I couldn't resist. Bummer is , now they're $99.00:eek: IMO, this is a screaming deal for a rod that gives up very little to more expensive gear, both in performance and quality. I've cast plenty of more expensive rods that I didn't like as much. Matter of fact, I'm thinking about picking up a 5 weight too. If you can afford it the CPS, Reddington's premium line, is on sale for around $150.00. I liked that you could get a 7'6" in the CPS, but didn't want the faster action rod. I'd describe the RS4 as medium-fast, with the CPS being fast-medium, if that makes sense.
     
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    lylelovett666 Active Member

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    I have a Winston Vapor 4wt that makes me wet every time I use it.Ha ha.I nice rod slow fast action(I think that might be medium).A very nice feel.If you look on ebay you can find new rod with free fly line.
     
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    Hooker Banned or Parked

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    I love my TXL. great rod.
     
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    my favorite 3wt rod is a 376 SLT. LOVE IT
     
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    I had an RS3 5wt then sold it to buy a CPS. The CPS has more power but it lacks feel in the tip for me, which I had the RS3 back. I have not fished the CPS in a 3wt but have an 8' 3wt in the RS3 and it is a great rod. So I think you actually got the better rod atleast for the 3wt. Great price either way. :thumb:
     
  8. Luke Davis

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    I have a TFO Lefty Kreh Signature Series 3 wt. I love it, it casts very nice and for 100 bucks, you cant go wrong. The only thing that I dont like is that its a two piece, but besides that its great
     
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    I have the Echo Classic 7'6" 3 wt. It is a very nice casting rod. Great little dry fly rod.
     
  10. Randall Clark

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    I'll second that...

    I don't fish graphite very much any more, but my little echo classic 3wt. is one that sees a fair amount of action on smaller waters...
     
  11. John Wallace

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    I have a 9 feet 3weight Elkhorn. I know they are made oversea's but I love the rod. They do have shorter one's. Also go on the net and look around. Iv'e found Classic fly fisherman, he sells used rods. I just picked up a JP Ross fly rod, 6'6" for a 2-3weight. Iv'e have only casted it on the lawn but I like it alot. Got it for only 100.00 and in mint condion. If you look around, you will find something.
    But remember everyone cast different and one I like or someone else likes may not be for you.
    GOOD LUCK
    JOHN
     
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    I've got several of Sage older 3wt's and love them all,hence my log on..if you want a nice 3wt I got a Sage 390 rpl for sale it's a spare I got lay'n around..send me a pm..look'n for 200.00+shp'n..

    tight lines
     
  13. Jim Corsetti

    Jim Corsetti H20 - the elixir of life

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    Sage LL 389 - finest rod I own. Sorry though, not for sale. If you ever do see one sale though, buy it.
     
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    7"6' Winston BIIT great rod nice and slow but has enough back bone to get a fairly long cast when you need to. Love the rod for small creeks!!!!!
     
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    Has anybody fished the Beulah 3 weight ? Three piece seven and a half footer they describe as medium action . Comes with an extra tip as well . Been thinking of picking one up , but would like some input .