Colorado Fisherman Forum banner

1 - 11 of 11 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,656 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I know I posted this topic before but my budget has gone up. So if I was to get a 3wt and had about $250-$300 to spend what would you reccommend? St petes has a sage 3wt for $250. I need to mess around with it and cast it but that seems to be the way I'm leaning.

Any suggestions?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
153 Posts
go with the sage, one of the best rods money can buy, what sage is it? sage has such a great warranty policy, if you have the money and are willing to spend it, go with the sage!!!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
164 Posts
Na... Sage are good.. Orvis I can't stand.. Both rods are to fast for me... I'm guessing your using it for dry fly fishing? I would go with something with a medium action for your short delicate presentations. Also medium actions give more when casting heavier flies Scott makes a good medium action at that price the "A2" as well as jp ross fly rods
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,797 Posts
i love my redington 3wt
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
40 Posts
I love my TFO 3wt. 4pc makes it easy to take anywhere and at $149, the price can't be beat! Use the extra hundo on beer.

Angler's Roost has them and will rig 'em up to cast out back. Give it a try.

Lip Ripper
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,887 Posts
I don't own a TFO but I've cast several and I think they're pretty good for the money, but check the guides to make sure they're securely fastened. A couple of the TFO rods I've seen (out of about 100) had sloppy attachment for the guides. This is probably true of other company's rods as well but it was noticable. I do have an Orvis 3wt and a Sage 5, and I'll take the Orvis every time.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
201 Posts
I have owned a 5 wt orvis T3 for 3 years and love it. i bought my son a 4 wt TFO for christmas 2 years ago and it is a great rod for the money. At this years denver sport show i just purhcased the new 0 wt. TXL from sage.
I have fished with it 10+ times and have landed some suprisingly large trout on it.

Every rod i buy from here on out will be the sage.

It should be said that i have never owned or casted a loomis, which i understand is a great rod as well.


Tight lines
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
201 Posts
I have a ross (colorado model) they are still around on some clearance sales but I belive it has recently been discontinued. I am happy with the whole outfit. I planned on buying the 3 wt. but after casting the 0 wt  and some research on the net - i went with the 0.  With a 6x or 8x tippit a rod is not the limiting factor. I can apply enough pressure to land large fish and the soft tip protects my light tippit. As for the fish i hooked Sat. that took me to my backing  I am not sure my 5 wt. would of made any difference, i could of applied more pressure sure, but i don't believe my tippit would of held.

The ross colorado reel does not have a drag setting. For what that reel is made for they figured it wasn't necissary. i palmed it just fine on the only fish that made the big run (downstream with the current)  I landed two fish 19" - 20" on it and i am confident i can land larger.  I have a disposable camera (i don't take my digital along anymore :mad:)  I carry in my vest when it gets full i will get it developed and post them.

I have the orvis LA (large arbor) and the orvis batteenkill  Have had no problems with either ( i fish hard and often).

Tight lines

 
1 - 11 of 11 Posts
Top