Fragmented and primer ligated dsRNA sequencing (FLDS) is a sequencing method applicable to long double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) that enables the complete genome sequencing of both double- and single-stranded RNA viruses. However, the application of this method on a low amount of dsRNA has been hindered by adaptor dimer formation during cDNA amplification and sequence library preparation. We herein developed FLDS ver. 3 by optimizing the terminal modification of an oligonucleotide adaptor and the conditions of adaptor ligation. We also examined the concentration of Mg2+ in the PCR reaction for cDNA amplification and the purification method of amplified cDNA. Fine sequence reads were successfully obtained from metagenomic shotgun sequencing libraries constructed from 10 and 100 pg dsRNA, and these libraries exhibited weaker detection sensitivity for low-abundance dsRNAs (viral genomes and genome segments) than that constructed from 1 ng of dsRNA. We also report the utility of capillary electrophoresis for dsRNA quantification. The FLDS ver. 3 package expands the frontiers of our knowledge in RNA virus diversity and evolution.