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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:41 pm • # 1 
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A deal I couldn't pass up at Cabela's. So I bought a 5 as well as a three!

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I haven't even taken the plastic off yet.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:48 am • # 2 
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Cool!

What reels are those?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2016 11:08 am • # 3 
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Welcome to the club. Now you just need to learn the secret handshake.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:20 pm • # 4 
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Haha!

The reels are an Orvis Battenkill (made in England by Hardy) and a Hardy L.R.H. Lightweight. They've both been in the family since the 1950s or 1960s or so--both were my father's. They are usually attached to bamboo rods.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2016 8:07 pm • # 5 
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Sweet set of rods you got there :applause :applause


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2016 8:12 pm • # 6 
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Those Cabelas Three Forks a lovely rods, welcome to the addiction.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2016 10:24 pm • # 7 
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Three forks 3wt, best bargain that I've purchased. I've fished every line size from 2wt to 5wt with my 3wt three forks. Nice pick up.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:49 pm • # 8 
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Nice rods and reels!


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:27 pm • # 9 
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JimRed wrote:
Three forks 3wt, best bargain that I've purchased. I've fished every line size from 2wt to 5wt with my 3wt three forks. Nice pick up.


After a year of fishing the 3 weight a lot (only the Battenkill bamboo got equal time) I agree. It works really well even with 6 weight! Not for long casts, but it is witchcraft up close.

4 weight is a perfect match with it.

Last fish of 2017 was caught on it:

https://flic.kr/p/22TFj4w

on the 4th cast. Good thing: it was 16 degrees F or so. This is what my guides looked like as I walked up the path after that 4th cast:

https://flic.kr/p/21AKnoc

https://cargocultfishing.blogspot.com/2 ... it-up.html


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:44 pm • # 10 
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By gosh you are a hardy soul!
Appreciate knowing that I am not alone in the claim of the 3 wt 3 forks versatility. During 2016 I was fishing home made
shooting heads, not sprey but shot back casts, and this rod did the best of my other rods.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:45 pm • # 11 
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JimRed wrote:
By gosh you are a hardy soul!
Appreciate knowing that I am not alone in the claim of the 3 wt 3 forks versatility. During 2016 I was fishing home made
shooting heads, not sprey but shot back casts, and this rod did the best of my other rods.


Haha you shoulda seen it in 6 degrees:-)

https://flic.kr/p/23eA1jJ
https://flic.kr/p/21UjKwT
What popular summer refreshment does this remind you of?
https://flic.kr/p/Jj2NSF
yet another night:
https://flic.kr/p/J7SbqX
Six Degrees (F) of fishing freedom:
https://flic.kr/p/231p2s5
The advantage over the previous 16 degrees was that with almost completely frozen creek, the fly line never gets wet--HA!


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:52 pm • # 12 
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Congrats and welcome
I too, have the three forks 763. worth every penny. a bargain -enjoy the rod.

here is a tip- the cork is not the triple A type- recommend that you put a coat of U-40 as soon as possible to preserve it. you will be happy that you did.

ENJOY.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:11 pm • # 13 
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Skunkedalot wrote:
Congrats and welcome
I too, have the three forks 763. worth every penny. a bargain -enjoy the rod.

here is a tip- the cork is not the triple A type- recommend that you put a coat of U-40 as soon as possible to preserve it. you will be happy that you did.

ENJOY.


Thanks for the tip! I'll look that up. Yes, the cork chips out more easily.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:15 am • # 14 
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I have had the Three Forks 3wt for 40 years or so , got it a long long time ago . It's landed many fat Bows and Browns in the 4to 7 lb range in the old days at the San Juan river before the state ruined it by letting boats float and guides to guide on it . The cork on mine was getting pretty bad so to keep the memories I coated with rod dancer finish epoxy . Surprisingly when it gets wet it doesn't get slippery at all .


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