Originally Posted by GeorgeMcFly
thanks good to kno! the full creel is the seller on ebay too. so its from them but I just got it through ebayinstead of from there site. glad someone else has one! I can't wait to try it out now! too bad I got to wait till spring or summer
. basically I was gonna use this 3wt for top water fishing with dries and foam bugs prolly size 8 and smaller.
Oh my god McFLy, you made me spill my drink all over my keyboard!! A beginner who has never cast a 3 weight buys one, and for fishing for bass with a big ol size 8 foam bass dry fly!!
2-3 weight rods: small streams up in the mountains with 6 inch trout, Can cast 40 feet but if any wind starts blowing you are in for it!
4 weight, nice trout rodcan handle bigger trout up to 20 inches as long as they are resident, although I have caught 22 inch steelhead on a size 20 trico on 4 weight and wasnt undergunned, but it was slow water.
On the same river a couple hundred yard away had a 25 inch winter run steelhead make me feel undergunned on a 7/8 weight spey rod with 8 pound tippet.
5 weight rod: classic trout rod.
6 weight rod: good for smaller steelhead, can be used for bass and throwing the big bugs.
7 weight: classic steelhead rod.
8 weight: great for bass, smaller salmon
Find a nice stream at 8000 feet with some 7 inch brookies that are just suicidal to jump out of the water at your dry (brookies love to act suicidal for a dry) and you will be very happy that you have a 3 weight rod.
Did you get a bargain? Sorry. You can get a tfo nxt outfit with rod, reel, line in a 5/6 config that will be closer to what you need to for bass for $175. Cant comment on ***** creek, saw that they have a machined large arbor 5 weight reel for $89 that I thought was awesome, but TFO is WORLD RENOWNED for have korean made rods that cast like the best rods in the world. I cast a deer creek, a sage z axis, and a cnd at a spey clave, and the $800 z axis did not cast 1 iota better than the deer creek (I am only a beginner tho). The CND did cast a bit better tho. The CND was only $350.
The TFO Axiom for $350 casts as well if not better than the sage z axis.
Plus, TFO is the LEADER in warranty satisfaction. Are you in Texas? If you are and your rod breaks, take it to the factory, give it to them, and they will hand you a new one for FREE. Send them a rod, and the turn around is one or two days.