Love this rod
I'll be brief. This rod is amazing. This is my second rod from Devin. I fish mostly in PA. This is perfect for central PA trout streams. TY
Thomas and a Thompson Contact ll
I got the 10’ 9” 4 wt. for special circumstances that I encounter. I own Sage ESN, Hardy LL and even an echo. Nothing compares to these T & T rods. Devon and Connor where exactly right on this. Thanks for your help and consistently great service.
If you are looking for the rod that handles heavy fish and bigger patterns this is the Rod. It has the sensitivity of the other models yet allows you to fish with confidence on tippet down to 6x. I’ve been able to secure many large trout and steelhead with this rod.
I know the emphasis is on sight detection but this rod transmits the feel of even small brook trout takes. Amazing!
10’ 2 wt Contact II
I’m a trout fisher that lived in CO. If I was somehow only allowed one rod for the rest of my life, this is it.
Everyone has a pretty good idea of how well this rod fished with a euro line /leader set up.
I’m not sure many people understand how well this rod performs with a 2/3 wt overhead line.
This rod is simply more fun to fish than any other rod I own.
I just was able to get my new 3wt on the river. Incredibly accurate and the sensitivity is as tactile as you’d expect from a premium rod. You can really feel everything. It recovers instantly too. I was lucky enough to land a larger male rainbow in faster water, and with the right technique it was quick to net. It has the backbone you’ll need. This is a GREAT rod, and Devin had it on my doorstep quickly. BUY!
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!
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".
10 ft 2 wt excellent rod in every way!
I wanted to fish this rod quite a bit before I did a review. I purchased the 10ft 2wt back in October and have had it out many times and landed lots of fish. I couldn't be more happy with it. I started off with the Cortland nymph 2wt rod last year and was very happy with that, but as my skills got better, wanted something nicer. I feel I can cast a little more accurately with the Contact 2 as the recovery is super fast. You can cast and get in your high stick position immediately as the rod is not bouncing. I find that helpful because I fish in close a lot and you need to be ready very quickly. Another technique I'll do is let the fly swing and bounce along the bottom and the sensitivity is so great, when used with the micro leader, you can sometimes feel the fish chew. Again this is important to me because in the middle of winter the bite is so soft sometimes, you need to feel it at times. The guide spacing is perfect as mentioned by others; very little sag when set up right. The craftmanship is outstanding and the cosmetics very nice. If you're into Euro nymphing and looking for a high end rod, definitely check these out.
T&T 10 foot 9 in 3 wt
Started contact nymphing with a Syndicate 10ft 3 wt. about 6 years ago. I started following Devin's videos and attempted some of his more advanced techniques with little success. I decided it was time for an upgrade and the difference is amazing.
I've been out with it 4 times now and am extremely happy with my purchase. The way it handles large fish was mentioned already but the way you can handle a 20in fish to get it out of the current and upstream of you (one of the many techniques I learned from Devin's videos) even on 7x is incredible.