Re: 3 wt rod
Second on the previous post about TFO's. Have a 5 wt that I use on bigger water and I rank it right up there with my other more expensive rods. In 3 wt rods, TFO has the Finesse line which are 4 piece rods @ around $180, the Professional line which are 4 pieces @ around $140, and the 2 piece Signature Series for around $90. There are a number of different lengths. I have no connection with TFO other than owning one of their rods. I'm sure that the folks at LRO can help you figure out what would best suit your needs. Good luck.