Eielson AFB, AK
In my quest for a reasonably priced 3-weight for interior AK arctic grayling, I spent several days researching various manufacturers' rods. Most were outrageously priced and were shorter than I prefer. In my experience, 6 - 7.5' rods do not cast very well on windy days and lack backbone. In the end I opted for the 8' 3-weight (marked as such, not 2/3 as sellers claim) and topped it with a matching Okuma SLV 2/3 reel. It's basic, for sure, but just plain works. It has proven itself to be a smooth, excellent and accurate casting rod. It has fought literally hundreds of grayling these past 2 weeks, and has easily handled fish up to 15", even in fast water! I am having a blast and this rod has quickly become my favorite! The true test will be in a couple more weeks when it regularly sees 16-18" summer fish. I'm sure it will be up to the task, though! I highly recommend! Thank you FishUSA and Okuma for providing me exactly what I wanted!
Pros: Durable, Easy To Transport, Accurate Casting, Good Tip Action, Sensitive, Flexible
Best Uses: River Fishing, Fly Fishing, Small Fish
Would you recommend this product? Yes