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Ty Martin asks: What is your suggested rod for Euro Nymphing? Do you have a 3wt?

Joe Goodspeed responds: Dear Ty – Glad to hear from you! Our new Contact series rods are designed to achieve precise European style nymphing presentations, with quick dampening rod tips that improve visual strike detection and responsive blanks which allow the angler to feel strikes. The 10’8’’ 3wt model (2.9oz / 81 grams) would be my recommendation for you. This rod protects light tippet and has the sensitivity and accuracy to fish a small single nymph on a long European style leader.




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