What is your 3wt setup?

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  1. Mikey

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    Sage SLT 376-4 with an old style Battenkill reel. Love it. Small enough to be a good pack rod & fits in a carryon dufflebag as well.
     
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    I love the Echo 3 wt! You can't find one as good for twice the price. Also has lifetime guarantee. I just broke mine in half (slammed in a car door, you can't break one of these without seriously mistreating it) and they got it back to me in less than a week! Great service.

    I'm using an old reel without drag that I found at a garage sale. I love it for low weight fishing.
     
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    Can't believe I never posted in this one. Not that my 3 wt is any great shakes. I fish a H&H tradition kit 7'9" (first rod I built) with a TFO I click-pawl reel. The rod isn't great, but I gues a 3 wt doesn't have to do much. I like the reel for it's traditional sound/looks - matches a small rod nicely.
     
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    SAGE 389LL GRAPHITE III 2PC,505L REEL,444SLWF4F OR 444SLWF3F DEPENDS ON THE WIND ALSO A SAGE 389SLT,505L REEL,S/A NYMPH LINE IN WF4F AND FINALLY A CORTLAND GRF1000 7' 3/4,504L REEL,444SLWF3F...GOTA LOVE THE 3WT RODS...
     
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    How would you differentiate the LL and the SLT in the 3 weight? Just curious, I have thre 389 LL and almost picked up a 389 SLT, but backed out not having cast it before.
     
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    Ditto. Cheap, and the quality seems to be pretty darn good. Been pretty impressed with the Cabela's stuff so far. :thumb:

    I have yet to catch anything on it though. :hmmm: I love the handling on it as well. Although, after casting that for awhile and switching back to my 6wt, it feels like I'm swinging a friggin' log.

    ~Z
     
  7. RPL/LL

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    Porter,
    It's just a little stiffer in the middle,which works very well in windy cond.also works nice for chrono. fishing,decent on the dries,but I prefer the LL for dries.I didn't care for the 4pc slt to stiff so I went with 2pc.
    RPL/LL
     
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    Thanks, yeah the LL = Dries :thumb: The only other rod I have tried that I like in the three weight was the Sage TXL, one sweet little rod, but there are many I have not tried.