Re: 3wt fly rod
One of my favorite all-around 3 wt. rods for native Brookies is my 7'6" Sage ZXL. Good in almost all conditions and easy to cast in tight or long. Great feel with a fish on and light in the hand.
If I know my spot, and it's not going to be surrounded by too much brush, then I pull out my 6'0" Payne 95 taper cane rod. Paired with a reel like the Hardy Featherweight and a DT line, it's just a magical streamside combination.