Thomas and Thomas Contact II Nymph Rods


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The same qualities that made the original Contact such an exceptional rod have been refined in the Contact II to create an unparalleled trout catching tool. The Contact II recovers faster and dampens quicker than its predecessor making for a much more accurate and sensitive rod. The updated guide spacing eliminates line sag and aides in fighting and landing fish. All rods come with a down locking reel seat unless requested in addition to a complete array of top-of-the-line componentry.

There is no other rod on earth like this, it is the ultimate fly rod for the technical trout angler.  


Here's what T & T has to say:

 After nearly three years of design and development, T&T is excited to announce the release of the highly anticipated Contact II series! Contact II rods are a fully redesigned second generation of T&T’s Contact rod series.

Contact II blank construction utilizes five different types of premium quality carbon and fiberglass fibers, bound together by our proprietary aerospace resin system. Aligning these fibers at strategic angles as we roll Contact II blanks improves accuracy, sensitivity, and strength. Components have been carefully selected to maximize performance and comfort. Improved guide spacing moves a “Low Rider” style stripping guide to the butt section of each Contact II, which decreases line sag from the angler’s hand to the first guide.

  •  Increased backbone power to improve hook sets and assist landing larger fish
  •  Optimized guide spacing with lowered stripping guides to decrease line sag between the hand and first guide 
  • Extra dense premium Flor grade cork grips increases feel and bite transmission
  • black downlocking hardware as standard with T&T’s trademark roll stamped logo and burled Black Ash spacer
  • Black  RECoil single foot snake guide 
  • Black hook keeper and winding check
  • Black “Low Rider” style stripping guide keeps line tighter to blank for improved strike transmission and accuracy
  • New low-profile rounded fighting butt for balance and comfort
  •  Stealthy brown and olive thread wraps.
  •  1086 Contact, primarily designed for migratory fish has a full well grip and larger diameter uplocking reel seat as standard configuration.
  •  Uplocking reel seat option available at an additional $25 charge on all other models.
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10 Reviews

Dano Apr 11th 2021

T&T Contact II

First day out with this euro nymphing machine. I’m impressed, worth the investment!!! The 10’9” 3WT is perfect for the D! Thank you for hooking me up with this whole rig. Mated with the Galvan 3.7 is as Devin stated, about perfect!

Jon Zimmerman Mar 8th 2021

1093-4: Accurate & Sensitive

I bought the 10'9" - 3wt from Devin's shop and have fished it enough this winter to give my initial thoughts on the rod. I tried two different reels with this rod at first when balancing and I ended up going with the GEN 3.5 from Galvan. The 3.7 would balance even deeper in the cork, but I am pleased with the 3.5. It would balance very well with the 10' 2 wt if I ever am fortunate enough to land that rod too. I am very impressed with this rods accuracy. I fish a mono rig set up and will fish up to three flies when necessary. The ability to be super accurate with this rod saves you time and disturbs the water less. The rod is also incredibly sensitive not only to fish takes, but also to ticking along the bottom. You truly can feel so much more than other euro rods, that I have fished. I came directly from a Cortland Nymph Series rod that I was very pleased with. It took me some time to get used to a smaller cork on this rod, but it allows more sensitivity and is much higher grade cork. That does take some time, but I like this cork and I'm sure that very soon I'll have forgotten the feel of my prior rod. I am a big fan of the fighting butts on fly rods. This fighting butt is not bulky and certainly does not get in the way. The lowered stripping guide is also just fabulous. For me - once you've fished with lowered first guides, there really is no turning back. I fish pretty hard and so far I can tell this rod is durable and will be resistant to hard use. I must also make mention of how well this rod handles micro thin leaders and fine tippet. It still casts micro thin leaders super well. I really don't know how they accomplished so many of the key elements to euro nymphing. In terms of a rod alone, you are truly best prepared when stepping into the water, with this rod in hand. I have handled a variety of sized trout so far, but will really put this to the test once I get on some bigger tailwater later this spring. The 1093-4 does well with even the smallest of trout and I'm sure it will do great with those pushing 20".

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