Back in March or so I purchased a Cabela's Glass Rod, a 5'9" 3wt the rod was on sale for 79.95, a good deal in my eyes. So I now have fished this rod since March and have come to the conclusion that the designer of this series of rods was a small stream angler. This rod has performed to the highest level. It has cast everywhere I want it to, a roll cast is no issue, and that is a cast that is used frequently on these little waters. The rod really shines with a dry fly, but I have fished wets and streamers very effectively. I highly recommend this rod.
Yesterday was a nice outing with the glass rod on a blue line in eastern Connecticut. It was a very humid morning, with clouds and rain showers mixed in. The sun poked out at times and seemed to make it feel worse.
The stream was in wonderful shape with the flow through many of the pools very good. Clarity was through the roof so for every move made by me was spotted by the residents. Water temps were 60 and it felt good as I dipped my hat in the stream to wet it and cool me off.
Some of the trout were in the mid to tail sections of the pools but many were also in the plunges at the head of the pool.
The brook trout were nicely colored in this stream. Several were in the look of pre spawn, with bright orange bellies and vibrant fins. They were quite acrobatic and leaped many times.
Places like these are what the little glass 3wt was designed for......
and also these.