Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by IveofIone, Aug 2, 2014.
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?
A lot of us are using the Redington Drift 2/3 clicker. Retails for $100. I have two, one for the 1 wt, one for the 3 wt. The only problem is that I have a TT3F on one of them and could only fit about 25 yds. of backing. My DT2F is no problem. Otherwise it's very light and a good tool.
I think there is a Drift 3/4 on the auction site now. Last time I checked it wasn't getting much of a bid. That might work.
Rod, I'll be using the new Orvis Battenkill click pawl reel of my 3 wt. They are dandy little reels with a nice song-about $100 the same as the Drift. Works well on my 2 wt also.
Thanks for the suggestions LC and Ive. Went to the auction site and found the 2/3 Drift for $80 + free ship.
You are all set Rod. Time to plan a trip to the St Joe to field test those new toys. See you guys there the week of Oct 5-11!
I have the TFO one on my 3wt. Not sure if they still make them. It was one of the first of the new click/pawl reels. CFO or drift might be better.
I doubt you'll be missing that backing... I just tried my Drift 5/6 on my 8' 3wt Scott Eclipse, casting Rio Gold WF5 tonight. That 5/6 is one badass 4wt reel! The stiff 3wt with a 5 line was very fun on the East Gallatin.
Why do you need backing on your 3wt? I've never seen it on either my 3 or 4 (and there have been a good number of solid river SRCs--and other fish on both of those). It's not like you're targeting steelhead or anything...
and yes, the Drift reels are really pretty sweet. I hang the 5/6 off of my Lami 7'6" 4wt and it balances it out perfectly.
Ah, you never know when one of those crazy crappies will spool ya . I like to load up all my reels if for no other reason than to help reduce line coiling. Plus, sometimes I back up to get a lot of line out if I'm fishing a sinking polyleader or tip.