New 3 weight fly rod

Discussion in 'Fishing' started by Tim T, Oct 13, 2014.

  1. Tim T

    Tim T 12 pointer

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    Bought it for small stream brookie fishing, but decided to test it out on bluegill at a friend's pond. It is perfect for letting the 'gills show off:

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    It also was fine for small green carp, but the big surprise was how it handled this unexpected creature:

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    Took around 5 minutes to land this, but it was a lot of fun on a 3 weight and 6x tippet.
     
  2. JDMiller

    JDMiller 12 pointer

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    I've had the urge for a 3 weight for couple years now. Just haven't broke down to do it and honestly don't get the opportunity to fish much anymore.

    But I've caught a few fish on a 5 weight that were challenging to say the least. I can only imagine those fish on a 3 weight would be a bunch of fun.


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  3. Tim T

    Tim T 12 pointer

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    LOL JD, When I finally got the fish next to the bank, I had to negotiate a 2 foot drop to the water in order to land him. As I reached down to grab him, my tippet snapped. He flopped around for a second until I grabbed him and threw him up on the bank. Ended up keeping him and he was an honored guest along with some Kentucky Lake crappie at a fish fry here at home!
     
  4. inchr48

    inchr48 10 pointer

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    A co-worker's retired father built me a 7'9" 3 wt. a couple year's back. The rod weighs in just under 3 ozs. I love chasing some 'gills with little foam bugs. Nice fish Tim!
     
  5. whitleycotrapper

    whitleycotrapper 12 pointer

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    I have a 7'9" 4 weight that I bought for my wife. It has become my go to fly rod for just about all types of fishing. Love that thing.
     

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