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
82 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
Orvis Clearwater 3-Weight 10' Fly Rod
3 Reviews
Orvis Clearwater 3-Weight 10' Fly Rod
  • The micro-Spey has its own action for swinging and mending smaller trout streamers and wets.
  • The two shortest trout rods have a slower action designed for short casts as compared to more conventional models.
  • The basic saltwater models have a faster action designed for bigger flies, bigger fish, and windy conditions.
  • The new Clearwaters improved the rod blank materials using a blend of standard, intermediate, and high modulus graphite depending on the rod model.
  • The rods have between 10 and 15% improved strength, depending on the exact rod model.
Bestseller No. 3
Eagle Claw Featherlight 3/4 Line Weight Fly Rod, 2 Piece (Yellow, 6-Feet 6-Inch), 4/5 weight
151 Reviews
Eagle Claw Featherlight 3/4 Line Weight Fly Rod, 2 Piece (Yellow, 6-Feet 6-Inch), 4/5 weight
  • Highest quality angler gear for all types of fishers
  • Trusted for reliability, durability, and strength
  • Quality and field tested to ensure you can compete with the best
  • 1 hooks per pack
  • Fiberglass 2 Piece Rod
SaleBestseller No. 4
M MAXIMUMCATCH Maxcatch Ultra-lite Fly Rod for Streams Panfish/Trout Fishing 1/2/3 Weight (3-Weight 7ft 4-Piece)
91 Reviews
M MAXIMUMCATCH Maxcatch Ultra-lite Fly Rod for Streams Panfish/Trout Fishing 1/2/3 Weight (3-Weight 7ft 4-Piece)
  • EXCLUSIVE MAXSPIRAL BLANK TECHNOLOGY- Medium-fast action rod made of IM8 graphite for durability, accuracy
  • HIGH STANDARD SMOOTH GUIDES- Ceramic stripping guides, chrome snake guides for smooth gliding fly lines
  • PURE CORK HANDL and REEL SEAT- Nature wood insert CNC Machined aluminum reel seat. AA-grade half-well cork grip to improve casting accuracy
  • Travel Friendly- Four-piece lightweight rod perfect for traveling, with alignment dots for fast setup
  • ONE-YEAR-WARRANTY and LifeTime Repairing Warranty we as a 13 years fly rod factory, offer "No Hassle" warranty for all our rods for one year. If you are not 100% satisfied with our rod, you can return it in any time. And we also offer lifetime repairing for Maxcatch rods