FSA Custom Rods recently finished a 3 wt build for me. I have been using it the past 3 outings to my local lake, and I am in love…and so are the bluegill. I really love the silver wraps that FSA put on this rod. It really makes the rod pop and stand out without it being over the top.

I originally bought a titanium Orvis Access Mid Arbor 1 reel, and it looked gorgeous on the rod, but unfortunatly, I had to return it. The reel was just too heavy for the light set up…Something I didn’t think about when making the purchase. I was just excited that it matched the rod so well. I ended up purchasing the new Battenkill 2 classic click and pawl reel. This reel is so light! It balances the rod perfectly when lined up and ready to go. It doesn’t look all that bad on the rod, either.

Here are the specs
– 6’6″ 3 wt Allen Fly Fishing xA rod blank
– Struble D2 down locking reel seat with a burle wood insert
– Fuji Alconite ring stripping guide
– Hopkins & Holloway tip top
– Hopkins & Holloway snake guides

The action on the rod is fast, and I’m diggin it! It’s been interesting getting use to how this rod casts, with it being 6’6″ (I normally use an Orvis Access 8’6″ 5 wt). It’s been handling some very big bluegill without a problem, and I have been having an absolute blast!

All caught with my new rod

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