I think they would look stupid on a 6 ft Orvis Flea bamboo rod, but on any 6'6" to 7'8" graphite rod they would look great and function perfectly.You don't think Ross Colorado and Sage Click are too big (diameter) for a short class 3 rod?
I CAN see this point of view. The Click is a technical looking reel, and if you put it on a flat looking rod (color wise) it can look a smidge big, or at least not classic. Sometimes I see mine and go "oh, you should get a battinkill," but then i look at the whole out fit and think, wow that is perfect. I have a bronze Click on a 7' Hardy Sirrus glass, that is spicy mustard semi-gloss. Very attractive I think. But if a guy had in mind like an olive Battinkill, which is smaller and heavier, well that would be a very good look, classic. I can see why a guy would want that. 95% of the time you are hand stripping in a fish with this kind of outfit anyway, so the large arbor vs. small arbor argument can be less relevant unless you really have some lunkers in your small streams, IMO. So you might as well just pick the one your want to look at. Pick the one you think is most attractive. Pick the one you're happy to see every time you put it on the rod. It's not like you can't return it and try something else.You don't think Ross Colorado and Sage Click are too big (diameter) for a short class 3 rod?
Looking for a 3 wt reel for a G Loomis 3wt rod that is 7'6".
Purpose is fishing small mountain streams for trout.
So far looking at a Galvan brookie, Hardy Duchess, and Abel TR.
I know its basically a line holder, but I like a nice reel.
Very interested in how you all would think about choosing between three weight reels.