Great performance and value
I had the first chance to use my 3wt Nymph Series yesterday. Wow! Really great castability and fish fighting action. While I did not buy this rod from Tactical Fly Fisher (I had a big credit at another dealer that I needed to use) I did rely on Devin’s review to a large degree. I also wrote to Cortland about the specific differences between this and the Competition model. Most of these are detailed in the description and Devin’s comments; however, here is an additional one that Cortland covered in its reply to my inquiry: the Nymph Series also features “a new guide layout incorporated into these rods reduces line sag and allows for easy passage of line/ knots.” This rod weighs slightly more than my T&T Contact of the same weight, but comes very close to matching its performance. At a fraction of the price it is an outstanding value.