Need to reward myself with a new 3wt

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  1. Ron McNeal

    Ron McNeal Life's good!

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    Loud second for the ECHO Glass; really nice rods!!
     
  2. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    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.
     
  3. LCnSac

    LCnSac John or "LC"

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    My favorite rod of all owned. A #3 Wulff TT is the perfect line.
     
  4. Jeff Sawyer

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    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.
     
  5. DennisE

    DennisE Topwater and tying.

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    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!
     
  6. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    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.
     
  7. LCnSac

    LCnSac John or "LC"

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    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.
     
  8. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    I use a TT on a 4 wt but think my 3 wt has a Sci Angler line on it.
     
  9. Rob Ast

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    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.
     
  10. Kyle Smith

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    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.
     
  11. SeaRun Fanatic

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    Butter Stick (glass) or Carbon, IMO
     
  12. IveofIone

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    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.

    Ive
     
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  13. LCnSac

    LCnSac John or "LC"

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    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.
     
  14. Steve Call

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    Ive, congrats on your recovery. Laughter AND fishing are great medicine and therapy.
     
  15. Rod Wittner

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    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?