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What brands out the make a 9', 9'6", or 10' 3wt i have seen a few online and in magazines but cant seem to find anything of that length now that i am ready to pick one up and would like to add one more 3wt to the collection. I cant seem to remember who made the rods that i have seen. I have a few back packing lakes that hold some native brook trout for 12-14" and my 7' 8" echo2 wont be able to get over the brush on these lakes.
 

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Too many options to list. Which length is it that you can't find? Your last post said you were leaving the 3wt to the smaller creeks....not sure how a 10'3wt will help you with that. Not trying to be difficult, but there variety of options, fast, slow, lake, stream, etc. make the 8'-10' range almost limitless. Honestly you have a ton of options in the lengths you are asking for. Do you want major production rods only, custom???
 

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Too many options to list. Which length is it that you can't find? Your last post said you were leaving the 3wt to the smaller creeks....not sure how a 10'3wt will help you with that. Not trying to be difficult, but there variety of options, fast, slow, lake, stream, etc. make the 8'-10' range almost limitless. Honestly you have a ton of options in the lengths you are asking for. Do you want major production rods only, custom???
i have a few high elivation lakes that hold a lot of native brooks from size 12-14". i would really like to get a 9'6" or 10' for the smaller lakes there is not many trees at the lakes but some pretty high willows so i would like to get something that would go over them on a back cast.
 

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http://www.looptackle.com/Shop/Rods/SingleHand-Rods/OPTi/OPTi-Peak ....I remember seeing this a little while back and it's a little longer than you want at 11ft. But this is probably a specialty rod that's best suited for high stick nymphing on a small river/creek.

http://theanglersroost.com/products/graphite-rods/ .....they make a 10ft 3/4 wt and a 11ft 2/3wt. Both are very inexpensive.

Another option....If you're not looking to make a zinger of a cast, you could always keep your Echo 2 and do a slight steeple cast to get over the willows. http://ezinearticles.com/?Fly-Fishing-101---Side-and-Steeple-Casts&id=3023500
 

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i have a few high elivation lakes that hold a lot of native brooks from size 12-14". i would really like to get a 9'6" or 10' for the smaller lakes there is not many trees at the lakes but some pretty high willows so i would like to get something that would go over them on a back cast.
Makes sense. I had the Loop Opti in a shorter length and it was great. And the Anglers Roost would be a good budget option. Dan Craft used to make a 10' 3wt. I thought it was terrific, fished more like a 4 wt, but was sweet. I think it would make a great rod for what you describe, just not sure if he still has them.
 

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Have Mike Ediger build you one, I have one of his that I bought from another member and it rocks.
+1 on the suggestion to find a blank you want and have Mike build it. He may take some convincing...but you will be glad you did it. I'm the proud
owner of one of Mikes rods and if I'm lucky that number will grow soon.
 
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