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Old 12-14-2008, 05:33 PM
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I like a medium action rod, and was looking at fiberglass...A medium speed graphite would also work.

Im looking to spend 250 (could probably spend about 300 if neccesary) or less and i would appreciate any fly rod recomendations in this price range.

Im looking at a rod around 7 feet for small spring creeks, and i dont want to spend much money cause i dont know how much ill use it
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Default Re: 3 weight

Look at the Sage Luanch, I have one in a 4wt that I love for a softer action rod, I have seen it advertised as a med to med-fast action rod but it feels alot more to the med side to me. they aonly run around 200, I have heard alot of guys say how much they like the cortland brookie its around 180 I belive
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Old 12-14-2008, 07:51 PM
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Default Re: 3 weight

If you don't mind used, an older Winston IM6 rod would IMO fit the bill. But the best suggestion I can make would be an older (1980s) Thomas & Thomas SDF (Special Dry Fly). I believe this was an 8' 4 wgt that I'm sure you would love although I don't know how easy they are to find. This rod is akin to a magic wand. Majestic! Good luck in your quest!
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I would say take a look at the St. Croix Avid, or a Scott G series.
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Maybe a used Sage SLT. The rod is a classic.

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why dont you have a look at a dan craft sig v blank. Perhaps a builder can build one up for you for under 300.
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Default Re: 3 weight

At the risk of starting to sound like a broken record, for that kind of fishing, which is what I do a lot of, I'd take a serious look at the Diamondback Diamondglass 7'6" 3 wt. I love the rod. Plenty of backbone to get the fly out there to long targets, but a presentation that's like painting the fly on the water. Several posters have said that this rod has been discontinued since Cortland took over Diamondback (I hope not!), but I think that you can still pick them up at some of the larger suppliers. It's a really nice small stream rod and I think it will fit within your budget target.
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I would say take a look at the St. Croix Avid, or a Scott G series.
I was able to wiggle a St. Croix Avid 7' 9" (I think) this past week. Definitely
a medium action rod, and very nice build. All the fly rods in that shop were
30% off, and I nearly grapped that one.......
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Check out the post in General Discussion, premium 3#. You've described this rod to a "T".
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