Good Options for 3 Weight Rods

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2019/02/21 14:40:23 (permalink)

Good Options for 3 Weight Rods

Hey all! Over the course of the past 6 months, I have been searching for a good option for a 3 weight rod for panfish and wild/native trout streams, but I was wondering if I could get some input from others? I would like to keep it as cheap as possible, but definitely no more than $200-$300 for rod and reel. I saw Orvis, Redington, and Echo had some good options but wasn't sure what others knew of. Thanks in advance and tight lines!
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    DarDys
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    Re: Good Options for 3 Weight Rods 2019/02/21 17:10:24 (permalink)
    My go to small stream rod (which I bought for my wife, but I use more than she does) is an Orvis Silver Label (yes, that old) Super Fine 7’6” in 3-weight.

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    Re: Good Options for 3 Weight Rods 2019/02/21 18:39:23 (permalink)
    A great option that I would recommend is the Redington Path. You can get it in a 7'6" 3 wt., 4 piece option and at a price point of $129.99, it will still leave you with a decent amount of room to get a quality reel to match it!
     
     
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    Re: Good Options for 3 Weight Rods 2019/02/22 07:45:07 (permalink)
    If you are gonna go 3wt, you may as well go 2wt.  If you are gonna go 2wt, you may as well go glass.
     
    Cabelas CGR is an inexpensive option.  I don't have one, but know some folks that do, and they love them.
    I have a 4 piece that was built on an el cheapo rainshadow blank, but if I were to do it again, I would probably get a cheaper glass rod.
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    Re: Good Options for 3 Weight Rods 2019/02/22 09:31:13 (permalink)
    I've got a Cabela's cgr 5'9" 3wt that I like quite a bit. It's super short for a fly rod. That has it's advantages and disadvantages. Even in heavy cover. For instance my longer Powell 3wt will bow and arrow cast quite a bit farther. But the cgr will roll cast in much tighter quarters. A few feet of casting distance can make a big difference in super clear water.
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    Re: Good Options for 3 Weight Rods 2019/02/22 12:39:31 (permalink)
    Thanks for all the tips! I really appreciate it!
     
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    Re: Good Options for 3 Weight Rods 2020/05/14 10:47:06 (permalink)
    The 3 weight fly rod isn’t the most common. It is often overlooked, avoided, and forgotten.
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    Re: Good Options for 3 Weight Rods 2020/05/22 02:32:34 (permalink)
    Don't forget tfo for the money there great ! I got a 2wt I never use lol I only use it for natives it's a sage it's nice but not that nice imo

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