Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by IveofIone, Aug 2, 2014.
Loud second for the ECHO Glass; really nice rods!!
I just ordered the 8 1/2' 3 wt from Cabelas. If you order from Cabelas remember to ask for the $4 shipping or type in CLUB4U in the promotions.
My favorite rod of all owned. A #3 Wulff TT is the perfect line.
I bought the Echo Carbon 2wt, nice little rod but feels a little slow/soft for me.
A friend has the CT 3wt...I personally like his CT better than my Echo.
I just don't fish a 2/3 wt enough to justify another one. But personally, if I had it to do over, I would get the CT.
I can't speak to the CT. All of my rods are Echoes.
I definitely experienced the difference recently between a 7-6 3 wt and a 9-0 5wt. I brought the 3 wt in the boat recently to play with little bass if that's all I found. Started with the 5 wt to make sure the little guys were all that was there (or at least seemed to be). Switched over to the 3 wt in the same water (a 9" largemouth is FUN on the 3!). When I switched back to the 5 a little later it felt like an absolute CLUB!
Mine is a 4 piece. Did you have an accident?
I read Ive's thread last week and decided to get one of these rods. It came today and was lawn cast this evening. Feels very nice and the new 3 weights have a fair amount of power. It will be tested Thursday - Saturday over in Idaho. Weather is supposed to cool down and I think some cutts should be in order.
Bill, if you can find a Wulff Triangle Taper 3 wt. it is absolutely perfect and will give you 60' with a wrist flick. At least for my CT 3 wt. 8'6" 4 pc.
I use a TT on a 4 wt but think my 3 wt has a Sci Angler line on it.
I am in the same boat as Jim. I own both 3wt CTs and find them very different. The 7'6" is crisper and will actually deliver a longer cast than the longer rod. Not quite as good at nymphing, though.
The 276 lined with WF3 craps out at about 30 feet. And it's the only rod I've cast that loads with 5 feet of line out. Perfect.
Butter Stick (glass) or Carbon, IMO
Today was the day. Redington CT's went on sale for $89 and I sprung for the 7'6'' 3 weight. I had enough positive input from people that own them plus my own experience with owning 3 CT's already to be relatively sure I am going to love using this rod. Sorry to disappoint you Butterstick and Carbon fans but I only wanted to spend around $100 bucks and the CT hit that sweetspot just about dead center.
I hope to be able to fish by Oct 1 but either way-I'm going to string the new rod up as soon as it arrives and start trying to cast. My right hand is still swollen and sore even after 8 weeks and is still very weak but maybe if I wrap it around a fly rod handle it will remember.
Congratulations, Ive. Not a big dollar purchase but a great, great rod for you. I got my first 3 wt. this year, after 25 years of jumping from 1-4wt. It's my favorite rod already.
Ive, congrats on your recovery. Laughter AND fishing are great medicine and therapy.
I do not intend to hijack this thread, but all the positive talk about the CT has me very interested. I am pulling the trigger on the CT 7'6" 3wt. as well. But I also need a reel to match up with it. For small trout stream applications, I don't think an expensive reel or a great drag is all that necessary. I am leaning towards the Sage 2200 or perhaps a cheap clicker. Any thoughts or reccommendations?