Thomas and Thomas Contact Nymph Rods


I've been fishing a prototype of this rod since 2016. I firmly believe it is one of the top Euro nymphing rods on the market today. Despite the extra length at 10' 8" and 11' 3", these rods still balance very well in the hand. 

Note: The models I have ordered have downlocking real seats specifically to improve rod and reel balance and reduce swing weight. The exception is the 10' 8" 6 weight which is currently only available with an uplocking reel seat but is a great steelhead nymphing rod.

To feel what’s happening below the surface is a breathtaking sensation. T&T’s new Contact series nymph rods transfer every vibration from fly to fingertips. Contact rods utilize T&T’s proprietary StratoTherm resin, resulting in extremely light-weight and responsive rods that maintain superb durability and strength.
Flexible but quick-dampening rod tips nearly eliminate shock waves in the leader after each cast, allowing flies to track smoothly into the water, improving strike detection on immediate reaction bites. All Contact rods feature a strategic taper that generates positive hook-setting tension with minimal rod sweep, permitting anglers to effectively fish an increased range of rod positions and angles and cover more water with less wading.

Free Tactical Fly Fisher European-leader with the purchase of any model. Add the leader of your choice to your cart after adding the rod and the leader discount will be applied at checkout

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13 Reviews

Jordan Mar 23rd 2019

T&T Contact 10’8” 3wt

I have been fly fishing for almost twenty years, and euro nymphing for almost 6 years now. I purchased the 10’8” 3wt and paired it with the Ross Evolution LTX 5/6, and it is absolutely fantastic. I fished some local private waters last weekend, and was able to land multiple 20”+ fish. There is enough power in the rod to turn big fish, but it is soft enough to protect the light tippet. I would recommend this rod to anyone looking to improve their euro nymphing arsenal. Devin is also a true professional, and his customer service is excellent. The entire experience couldn’t have been any better.

Roger Mar 17th 2019

Buy this, buy it here.

Devin Olsen's book, Tactical Fly Fishing, opened my eyes to the benefits of Euro-nymphing. It also convinced me that having a purpose-built outfit brings advantages that would otherwise be missed. So, once I decided to invest a fair amount of money in new gear I shopped around, talked to lots of anglers, and read and watched tons of reviews. I went with the T&T Contact 3wt 10'8" rod, Orvis Hydros SL II reel, and Cortland braid core fly line, which Devin confirmed would be the best match for my needs. Since receiving it 3 days ago I have used the rig twice on my favorite river (Lower Yuba) and, despite it being VERY high flow from normal, I was successful both times. I have lots to learn still, but it is safe to say that this will be my go-to rig on most days. The outfit is perfectly balanced, lightweight, and more sensitive than I could have imagined. I love it!
I'd also like to say that buying from Devin was an excellent experience. He patiently answered all my (many) questions and helped me settle on the right components. He also loaded the line and leader to the reel using his awesome knotless connection, which completely eliminates the annoying thunk, thunk of loop to loop connections hanging up in the guides.
If you want a great setup, this is it, and this is the place to buy it.

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