I have been plotting on getting a 3 wt ever since, Mark purchased his 3 wt. Yes, I was that kid that wanted the toys that others had! But with age came better decision making and so instead of ordering one as soon as I saw Marks, I waited for the right time.
You see, when I saw a 3 wt. and held one for the first time I thought it was the coolest thing ever. I could picture getting into some fat little blue gills, crappies and trout with one of those little guys. I waited for a few months until it was the right time to buy and finally on my birthday, I pounced!
I have had my eye on a Redington Drift fly reel for a while now. I was so impressed with my first purchase of a Redington CT Classic Trout rod that I decided to trust their company with my 3 wt purchase. How could you not be impressed with an affordable yet quality product that offers a lifetime warranty on their products?!
Around my birthday Cabela’s had a $20 off your $100 purchase sale. In addition Cabela’s had (currently has) Redington rods on sale for 74.45. The Drift reels were 99.95 which has stayed at that price for the entire time I have watched it so that’s as good as it gets. On top of that I had $22 in Cabela’s Club points that I have saved specifically for a moment like this. And as if this weren’t enough, I got a Cabelas gift card for $50 on my birthday! So with shipping costs, my 3 wt. Redington cost me a little under $100!
A couple of days ago I received my reel and it is SEXY! It is such a nice looking and sounding little reel, I love it. I need to buy backing and line for it but aside from that, I’m set.
I received my rod a few days earlier and my first thought was that it was very long. It was the shortest 3 wt. redington rod that Cabela’s had available but it is still pretty long, 8’ 6” in length. I have no small streams around to try that sucker out this winter so I’ll have to wait until spring. I don't have a name for my 3 Wt. yet but I will be thinking of one!
Since I can’t use it until then I picked up another toy. I ended up getting a $25 gift card to Bass Pro Shops for my birthday as well. I decided I was going to buy some sort of light or ultra light combo for trout/ panfish. I looked at their online store and found what I thought would be the one. It was a Pfleuger trion spinning combo. It was going to cost somewhere around $59 so I went looking for it. I was unable to find it but as luck would have it, another combo was staring me right in the face. There was a whole assortment of Gx2 ugly stiks on display. At the moment my favorite bass rod is a medium action gx2 I bought last year on my birthday. I ended up getting a 7’ ultralight Gx2 Ugly Stik for $50 ($25 + tax with my gift card) which I will eventually load up with 2 lb line and use to slay the trout soon!
So that's my surprise, new additions to the family! lol Anyway, that’s it on my side for now. Haven’t been fishing since earlier this month so no fishing reports.