Originally Posted by nattybumppo
OK experts. What is a good quality/value short rod (7.5 or 8 foot) for fishing smaller streams and creeks? Probably 3 weight.
Best value going right now is the Orvis Clearwater line. Priced at right around $200 and guaranteed for 25 years. I've owned 7.5' in both 4 weight and 3 weight. Smaller streams and creeks often mean tight quarters and rock scrambling. It's comforting to know that if I have a mishap with my rod, it will be taken care of. Prior to the Orvis, my small stream rod was a pack rod from Cabelas. It was a nice rod but when it snapped I did get some help from Cabelas (really nice of them as it was beyond the warranty period) with the funds to replace it.
Best quality? You would think a guy that bought a LX470 versus a LC would have a clue - but I really don't know.