Re: Any experience with Orvis Helios / Hardy Sintrix??
I see you want a 3wt dry fly rod,,
Consider the Orivs most seriously. Personally, I'd eye the Orvis Superfine Touch for a most outstanding dry fly rod.
If in the end, you decide against an Orvis, consider the Winston's.
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