Best 3 Weight Fly Rods

Looking for a 3 weight fly rod? There has never been a better time to be in the market for a 3 weight.  Rod makers are constantly improving designs and utilizing stronger and lighter materials in their rods.

Below we show you the best selling 3 weight fly rods.

3 weight fly rods are amazing for fly fishing small streams.  Spending a lot of money on an expensive 3 weight isn’t really necessary because smaller fish aren’t going to test the limits of a 3 weight.

With that said, we enjoy high-end rods tremendously.  They look and cast nicely.  But entry level 3 weight fly rods feature many similarities to high quality rods.  Good quality cork grips and reel inserts have become commonplace for entry level rods.  And very often the blanks from which the rods are made are exactly the same as mid to high-end rods.

When you are concentrating on fishing you are unlikely to admire the craftsmanship of high-end rods anyways.  If you are looking for a good 3 weight – we recommend saving a few bucks.

These are Amazon’s top selling 3 weight rods:

 

Bestseller No. 1
Wild Water Fly Fishing Rod and Reel Combo 4 Piece Fly Rod 3/4 7’ Complete Starter Package
76 Reviews
Wild Water Fly Fishing Rod and Reel Combo 4 Piece Fly Rod 3/4 7’ Complete Starter Package
  • Fly Fishing Package - 7 ft, 3/4 weight, 4 pc rod, large arbor reel, preinstalled line, backing and leader, a rod sock, a rod case, a fly box, flies, and an instruction book. Includes spare leader, zinger and nipper/knot tying tool.
  • Rod comes with Lifetime Warranty. Slow action, mid flex IM8 graphite design, aluminum reel seat, stainless steel stripper guide with SiC ring, stainless steel single foot snake guides and hook keeper. 7" western-style grip made with high quality cork and compressed cork trim rings.
  • Waterproof, Floating Fly Box - 5.25" x 3.5" x 1.25", custom foam design, holds up to 372 flies. Includes 3 each of Black Ants, Parachute Adams, Gold Ribbed Hare's Ear Nymph flies, all size 14. Best suited for Trout, Panfish, small streams, ponds, and backpacking
  • Diecast Aluminum Fly Fishing Reel - Large arbor design reel, pre-loaded 20 pound blaze orange backing, weight forward 3-weight floating fly line, and 7.5' 5X leader. Diecast aluminum spool, frame and reel foot, stainless steel internal components, quick release spool, and disc drag for fine tension adjustments.
  • Wild Water is a US based company started in 2006. US based support. Package includes rod bag, lightweight rod case with a zippered storage pouch, starter booklet, and gift box packaging.
Bestseller No. 2
Echo Carbon XL Fly Rod (7'6', 3Wt, 4pc)
5 Reviews
Echo Carbon XL Fly Rod (7'6", 3Wt, 4pc)
  • Four piece travel design
  • Action: Med Fast
  • Tube: Fabric-covered rod case & sock
  • Guides: Lightweight ceramic stripping guides
  • Warranty: Echo Lifetime Warranty
Bestseller No. 3
Tailwater Outfitters Toccoa Fly Rod: Fast Action 8'4', 4 piece IM8 Graphite With Rod Tube (3 weight)
178 Reviews
Tailwater Outfitters Toccoa Fly Rod: Fast Action 8'4", 4 piece IM8 Graphite With Rod Tube (3 weight)
  • A versatile fast action, 8'4" long 3/4 wt. IM8 Graphite for durability, accuracy and performance
  • Travel friendly, four piece, with alignment dots for fast setup
  • Ceramic stripping guides, chrome snake guides for smooth gliding fly lines
  • Machined aluminum reel seat with double lock rings for sturdy reel attachment
  • Half well cork handle helps casting accuracy, avoids fatigue. Four compartment rod tube included.
Bestseller No. 4
Wild Water 3 wt 5’6” Rod Fly Fishing Complete Starter Package
34 Reviews
Wild Water 3 wt 5’6” Rod Fly Fishing Complete Starter Package
  • Fly Fishing Package - 5' 6", 3 weight, 4 pc rod, large arbor reel, preinstalled line, backing and leader, a rod sock, a rod case, a fly box, flies, and an instruction book. Includes spare leader, zinger and nipper/knot tying tool.
  • Rod comes with Lifetime Warranty. Slow action, mid flex IM8 graphite design, aluminum reel seat, stainless steel stripper guide with SiC ring, stainless steel single foot snake guides and hook keeper. 6" cigar-style grip made with high quality cork and compressed cork trim rings.
  • Waterproof, Floating Fly Box - 5.25" x 3.5" x 1.25", custom foam design, holds up to 372 flies. Includes 3 each of Black Ants, Parachute Adams, Gold Ribbed Hare's Ear Nymph flies, all size 14. Best suited for Trout, Panfish, small streams, ponds, and backpacking
  • Diecast Aluminum Fly Fishing Reel - Large arbor design reel, pre-loaded 20 pound blaze orange backing, custom designed, weight forward 3-weight floating fly line, and 7.5' 5X leader. Diecast aluminum spool, frame and reel foot, stainless steel internal components, quick release spool, and disc drag for fine tension adjustments.
  • Wild Water is a US based company started in 2006. US based support. Package includes rod bag, lightweight rod case with a zippered storage pouch, starter booklet, and gift box packaging.