Like you, I never understood the facination with the less than 3 weight rods. I use a short 4 weight for my small stream fishing because it feels better with the larger drys, nymphs and streamers that are many times needed on small waters. And like you, I prefer fiberglass or bamboo in the short rods as well. However, as soon as rod length gets to 8', prefer graphite.
I also see this same phemonema with trico or blue winged olive fishing on bigger water. I prefer to use a 9' or 10' 4 weight there as well because they cast 50 to 60 feet much nicer than the 3 weights.
Last edited by flytyer; 11-08-2002 at 10:41 PM.