3 wt rods and misc inquiry.

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  1. Richard Olmstead

    Richard Olmstead BigDog

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    Lugan gave me the same advice a couple summers back when I was looking for a small stream rod. I picked up the Cabelas 4 wt 7'0" and have been very pleased with it. I have a couple other small, light graphite rods for small streams, but neither are as fun as this one.
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  2. Stew McLeod

    Stew McLeod aka BigMac

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    I am glad to hear the Redington Drift 2/3 reel balances well. I ordered one from Creekside to pair up with Redington 2wt I just bought off a board member.

    Now my opinion on 3wts.

    I only have two at the moment - a St Croix Avid and a Sage FLi. The Avid is a joy to cast and my go-to rod for streams around here - price was right too. The FLi is a bit stiff for me and when I use it I tend to run it with a 4wt line. I just scored a Sage LL 3wt and it should show up any day - I hope it lives up the to hype :)

    Stew
     
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  3. rainbow

    rainbow My name is Mark Oberg

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    Whats the length on the LL. Once you go LL you wont go back.
     
  4. Stew McLeod

    Stew McLeod aka BigMac

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    It is the 379 model (3 piece) ... I also have a bid on a 389 right now. More money than brains lately I guess.

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    rainbow My name is Mark Oberg

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    Your going to love them for the upcoming hatches.
     
  6. Nooksack Mac

    Nooksack Mac Active Member

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    I just finished building a two-piece 3-weight rod on a Thomas & Thomas LPS 863 blank. The LPS was a series that T&T made about five years ago, supposedly a little slower than their usual rocket launchers, but still a fast flinger of tight loops. With a DT3F, it maxed out at 73 feet, leader included. If anything, it's better with a DT4F, which maxed at 81 feet. I think it will see a lot of use on spring creeks and lakes on windless days.
     
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    I'm only a little jealous.
     
  8. Itchy Dog

    Itchy Dog Some call me Kirk Werner

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    I made the mistake of testing out a Sage Circa 379-4 with a Sage Click III reel at the show in Lynnwood. I am now eagerly awaiting the first chance to employ it.
     
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  9. Mark Mercer

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    Dave, if you are thinking about spending enough to buy a Circa, I'd get a Winston Biit 8' 3wt, IMO a better and more versatile rod. If you don't want to spend that much I'd get a Redington CT (Tempt) or listen to Logan and get a Cabelas glass, they are great inexpensive glass rods that are a lot of fun for small waters.
     
  10. Eyejuggler

    Eyejuggler Beech Nut

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    Mark, I pulled the trigger on the CT in classifieds, I figured for 100 bucks it would be a nice starter creek rod, pairing it with the Galvan Brookie which is on its way hopefully. Thanks for the tips Mark and everyone, plenty of good info to work with as I mature in my small stream kit!
     
  11. Lugan

    Lugan Joe Streamer

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    Eyejuggler - Please be sure to post a review of that new Galvan someday! That new drag sounds unlike anything else out there.