I've been fishing the prototypes of these rods for over a year now. I feel they are a significant upgrade from the original Cortland Competition Nymph Rods. A few features that have been updated include:
downlocking reel seat to shift the balance point deeper into the cork
reduced swing weight and better balance in the hand to reduce fatigue
lighter and more durable military grade carbon fiber
faster recovery speed and a better dampening blank to improve casting accuracy
improved guides and a stripping guide on the lowest piece to reduce sag of the line between the hand on the first guide
Available in 10' 2 weight, 10' 6" 3 weight, 11' 2 weight, and 11' 3 weight.