Nearly a month ago, I received my 3wt. from Sweetgrass and still haven't had a chance to use it due to high water. It'll be my small stream special at 6'9", a hex replacing my Superfine Touches in 1,2, and 3 wt. and a Scott G2 in 3wt.
Oh, that's tough. You must be itching to get out and fish it. A few months ago I took the plunge into the bamboo world by picking up a like new Sweetgrass Mantra 7'3" 4 wt hex. All I can say is wow! I'm sure you'll love your rod.Nearly a month ago, I received my 3wt. from Sweetgrass and still haven't had a chance to use it due to high water. It'll be my small stream special at 6'9", a hex
That is a nice deal. Something to keep in mind is that the Cortland Sylk is very sensitive to dirt. It collects dirt fast and that affects the floatability. I used it for the first time a few years back on the Yellowstone and it was sinking by noon. I cleaned it off and that solved the problem but the line did collect a lot of dirt.Glenn threw in a Cortland Sylk line for me gratis.
What size of fish are we talking? I fish my Paul Dufour 3wt. on a few small creeks that hold fish up to 18". Never had an issue landing a fish quickly. Williams Creek, a favorite of mine holds fish up to 20+. No problem. When I was discussing the rod I wanted with Paul he understood this and built me a rod that met my requirements. Plenty of butt but sensitive enough for tiny dry flies.What situation do you folks use three weight rods in? I have a small stream near me that I couldn't imagine fishing with something that light because of the size of the fish and the fact that I want to get them in fast.