Re: 3 wt Rod Recommendation (BVK maybe)?
Some other "value oriented" 3 wts to consider:
Greys Streamflex XF2 - very nicely appointed and lightweight
Echo Edge - very durable and performs extremely well for it's price point
Winston Passport - nice "all-around" action.
Beulah Platinum - outstanding performance, looks great, might be hard to find.
G. Loomis Pro 4x - little "heavier" in weight, but very smooth. - USA made!
I am not a big fan of the TFO stuff, they cast fairly well, but seem to be a bit fragile with avg. to below avg. componentry. Although their warranty is excellent. The "extension" is an interesting idea, although I haven't heard how the rod casts with it deployed.