I feel a bit whimpy ,,what with Ard's 'Wand of God' he posted LOL,,,(btw,,IMPRESSIVE looking rod, Ard !) but here is my 8ft 6in , 3wt Orvis Superfine that arrived today,,,with the Orvis CFO I got from Casey. I did just a wee bit of 'yard casting',,,and it's soft,,,sooo soft. With a bit of lite breeze to contend with, I could still lay a reasonably good touch out to about 45ft. Today, that was about my limit,,,it 'might' improve with getting to know the rod,,but that's still dang decent in my book for a slow flex 3wt.