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.
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.