Mike in PNW (Oregon) | May 2nd, 2021
Purchased for my son this past winter after proving to him with my Echo Shadow 2 that euro nymphing improves my catch percentage when fish are not rising, especially in the winter in Oregon. Since then he’s been hooking trout every time out on the Deschutes with this rod. 10’ 3wt has handled large trout up to and over 20”. Also Echo is in the US and when I broke the tip of my Shadow 2 (my fault) I was able to get a replacement part in less than a week. I also have a backup tip in case something happens in the future.
Bob Alphin (Chesapeake City, MD) | April 29th, 2021
I am just learning to do tight line nymph fishing and decided to try this rod. It is a great rod and has really helped improve my nymph fishing. It has a very sensitive feel, but is strong enough to fight and land the bigger trout.
Brandon Gee (PA) | April 6th, 2021
I love the rod. Great rod for euro nymphing. Balances well with a reddington run reel. Good action and very sensitive.
Ben (Columbus, OH) | December 31st, 2020
If your looking to get into euro nymphing on a budget, this is the rod! The Carbon XL is a no frills workhorse that is responsive enough to detect light takes and forgiving enough to protect light tippet.
Jesse B (Ontario, NY) | December 11th, 2020
Couldn’t be happier with this rod. Very sensitive, great euro nymphing rod. Rod is light weight, pairs with my 4-5 reel perfectly. Price is unbeatable for the quality.
Ethan R (Ohio) | September 9th, 2020
This rod is probably the best euro rod out there for the price as far as I’m aware. This rod is sensitive enough to detect very light bites—I am a beginner at tight line nymphing but my first day using this rod brought almost two dozen trout to the net. It’s easy to say that I recommend this rod.
5 (Snohomish, WA) | April 13th, 2020
A three weight rod with backbone.
A excellent rod that throws a line with ease. Performs like rods that cost two to three times as much.
Mason C (PA) | February 4th, 2020
This rod is amazing! Looks nice, feels amazing, super light, and is able to hold up to the fight from some larger fish. A very good Euro Nymphing rod for the price.
Austin C. (PA) | December 25th, 2019
This rod has beautiful colors in the sun and is very lightweight and sensitive. You can feel everything on the bottom with this rod! Paired with a zero and orvis tactical trout line.
Kevin (MD) | November 28th, 2019
I have the 10 foot, 3 weight rod for my nymphing setup and it is a fantastic rod. Extremely light and sensitive. A fantastic buy at $170!!