Re: 3wt fly rod
+1 on cabelas rods. I have a 3wt 7.5 tqr series and it's my go to very small Creek rod. Definitely user friendly but I'd like it to be a little slower. I'd like to cast one of their glass rod series but the trip is a long one.
+1 on ct rods. Just got a 4wt 8 and it has such a sweet action. Definitely check it out, you can get fantastic deals right now on the discontinued ct. Sierra trading Post namely. Maybe use the extra cash for a sweet new hardy dd. And super nice line. I picked the ct over every other rod I cast save the Scott s4 and g2 and including orvis' medium action trout specific rod.