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. 

Note: The models in our shop have downlocking reel seats specifically to improve rod and reel balance and reduce swing weight. 

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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23 Reviews

Adam Eubanks Apr 22nd 2020

T&T Contact 10’. 3 weight

I own a few euro rods by a few manufacturers. I purchased this rod to be able to transition to dry-dropper or just dries when the circumstances call for it. This rod is awesome I’m all aspects. Extremely light in hand, accurate and is great for nymphing or transitioning to dry dropper or dries.

Kurt Klussmann Jan 9th 2020

T&T Contact

I am in awe of the new (as of this writing) 10' #3 Contact which is a great dry/dropper as well as straight nymphying rod, even good with lighter streamers. It is versatile and absolutely flawless. The 10'8" #3 which I use as a true Euro nymphing rod is easy to cast and fish with great tippet protection and feel. I have also fished the 10'2" #2 for smaller water/lighter tippets/smaller fish and it is superb. The service through Tactical Fly Fisher has remained fantastic. The down-locking reel seats are optimal, and it seems well worth taking the time balance one's reels to these rods. These rods are incredibly crafted yet simple and elegant. I did break one tip section by accident once and Thomas and Thomas repaired it quickly and inexpensively for me.

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