Re: looking for opinions: Wild Country 5-6 3wt
I don't know the rod and have not heard of the company until your post. You seem sold on that length and you are the one who has to be happy. I have not fished a rod that short but I don't care for ultra short rods. I think you will find that it doesn't fish as well as your 7' rod. That is, it won't mend, roll cast or overhead cast as well as your 7' rod.
I have done a lot of back packing as a youth and the rod case went on the out side of the pack along the side. I never found packing a 8' 6" three piece rod a problem.
If the rod is really cheap give it a try and let us know what you think.