Thomas and Thomas Contact Nymph Rods


I've been fishing a prototype of this rod since 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. The exception is the 10' 8" 6 weight which is currently only available with an uplocking reel seat but is a great steelhead nymphing rod.

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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19 Reviews

Ari Young Aug 20th 2019

This is as good as it gets

I'm one of those barneys that goes and casts and tries to fish with every rod I can get my hands on. I'm going to try and make this short. This is the best euro rod out there. Some rods are good, some ok, some great and then there's that category of magic rod. If we are lucky somebody will tell us. The 3wt 10'8" is a magic rod. It is a light and has fast tip recovery, allowing one to immediately setup the drift. Because it is light and long it's easier to keep more line off the water through the drift while fishing either nymphs or dries. I have yet to still unwrap it's capabilities, but what keeps me interested in the game is the rod simply "feels" great. It loads easily and stays precise trough the cast. That's not easy to do casting thin diameter monofilament and tungsten. A rod that feels good is a rod I will keep for a very long time.

Kenneth G Aug 17th 2019

T&T Contact 10'8" 3 WT

The best decision in fly fishing I ever made. This rod has changed my summers. The feel is incredible and I have caught more fish than I have a right to.
More important is the advice and service I received from Devin. I would not have known where to start with euronymphing equipment without his help.

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