Thomas and Thomas Contact Nymph Rods

( 7 Reviews )

I've been fishing a prototype of this rod since last summer (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.

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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7 Reviews

Dante Sep 1st 2018

Part 11, A serious nymph rod

Ok, I couldn't wait until the weekend, I took Friday off and went up to my favorite fishing spot. WOW! I should have pulled the trigger on this rod Thomas & Thomas 11'3" 3wt a long time ago. Much more accurate, far better reach, the feel is incredible. Thomas & Thomas got it right with this rod, it is a serious tool in the bag that is actually making me better on the water. I am glad I got into Euro style with a less expensive rod and learned some of the technique. There was zero transition time to this rod. The accuracy is astounding. The first fish I felt make contact very early. Hence the name "Contact" it does live up to the name. If you are thinking about this rod, do it, you will be very happy.

Carl Aug 31st 2018

11’3 & 10’8 3wt contact rods

You truly get what you pay for. Light weight, extra length and the downward locking reel seat. I’ve managed to land steelhead sized trout in very swift turbulent water. These rods have very fast recovery time while making very accurate casts. I’ve come to find out that a lot of strikes are actually when the nymphs first penetrate the water surface and with these rods I’m able to detect those. You will be in contact with the nymphs while picking pockets, seams or even fishing high fast brown water. Highly suggest the contact line from Thomas&thomas

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