T&T contact 2, 3wt, 10 9
Great rod, I have a love the old contact 1, but this rod is even better. Very sensitive,, extremely accurate and loads even easier than the contact 1. Noticed that it had more ability to fight big fish better. I want to try a 3 WT WF line and cast dries and streamers. It an all around great rod.
This rod (10'9" 3wt) is an absolute dream on any river. I fished this rod for five straight days when I first got it on everything from smaller freestone streams to a fairly large tailwater and this rod really exceeded my expectations. I've been fortunate enough to fish several nice top end rods in the past but here's a few things that really stood out to me. First off is the recovery speed of the rod which is second to none and really helps with casting accuracy and managing control at the start of your drift. The quality of the cork handle is much nicer than I've seen on many other rods, even other high end models. And finally I didn't think it'd really matter to me but I really like that the first guide is noticably lower/closer to the handle than I've seen on any other nymphing rod. It really helps to eliminate sag but most importantly helps with line management immediately after the cast. I really can't say enough about this rod and I can't wait to get this thing back out on the water and fish it for a long time to come.