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Thread: 3wt Reel/Line Recommendations?
07-04-2012, 04:53 PM #1
3wt Reel/Line Recommendations?
I'm just about done building my new rod, but I don't have a reel yet. Does anyone have any recommendations for a good 3wt that isn't too pricey? I don't need anything fancy, but I also want it to last quite a while...I'm just not very up to date on fishing gear at all.
07-04-2012, 07:12 PM #2
The redington drift is a nice light machined click reel at $99. I sell a lot of them and people seem very happy with them.
07-05-2012, 11:20 AM #3
I have one of the Red Truck click reels on my 3wt, and have been very happy with it. It has to be the best reel for the money I have seen:
Currently, they are $59. If you want a little better reel, they have their Diesel model:
These are $199. Still a click drag, which I think is the most fun and best way to go on a 3wt rod.
For a line, I am running the Scientific Anglers Trout DT Taper Line. It is $70. It is a great small stream line in my opinion and easy to manipulate on small cast. I landed a 16" Rainbow with this setup on a 7 ft Scott fiberglass 3wt rod and the click drag was just fine."We had nice 3 days in your autonomous mountain realm last weekend." - Tom from Austria (the Rax ski guy)
07-06-2012, 10:54 AM #4
I've had great luck with this reel which only costs $50 ( i bought the 5/6 for a 9 ft 5 wt sage where i'm fishing wf 5wt sa shark skin line which i also love but it costs $100)
It is cheap and seemingly well made. it will get its real trial on my trip to the missouri this fall, but so far so good. you would probably want the 2/3 i'm guessing.Day Man. Fighter of the Night Man. Champion of the Sun. Master of Karate and Friendship for Everyone.
07-08-2012, 10:59 PM #5
I decided to go with the Redington, and I should be able to try it out wednesday or thursday evening, if all goes well. Thanks for the help!
08-08-2012, 12:57 PM #6
I picked up Redington Classic Trout 3wt rod with the 2/3 drift reel last weekend. Going to take it on an over night backback trip this weekend and hunt brookies.
So Aenigma, how'd you like your set-up?