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Thomas and Thomas Contact II Fly Rod Combos

Thomas and Thomas Contact II Fly Rod Combos

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Thomas and Thomas Contact II Fly Rod Combos

When Thomas and Thomas introduced the Contact II series of Euro-nymphing rods a they almost immediately garnered a cult-like following, with many an experienced nymph angler raving about their performance and build quality. Those ravings were well warranted, given that the original Contact was a superb example of what a thoughtfully designed Euro rod could be. This second incarnation of TandT's Contact II Euro-nymphing series are like no other Combos on the market.

The Contact II blank is a blend of both carbon and fiberglass fibers which, combined with newly designed tapers, has allowed TandT to deliver a rod that has responsiveness and recovery unlike any other Euro rod we’ve fished. The super-soft and sensitive tip on the Contact II has been a revelation when tossing lighter flies and hair-thin tippets, and you’ll find that the Contact II loads even with tiny, barely weighted bugs on the line. That tip also delivers superb sensitivity, and you’ll swear you can detect every pebble, stick, patch of moss and sucker’s fin your bugs drift by.

Despite its soft, supple tip, the Contact II recovers surprisingly fast — delivering accurate casts in pocket water and other technical quarters, allowing you to get the most out of short, quick, controlled drifts. And, on those occasions when your nymphs do find their way into a trout’s mouth, that recovery will help you deliver quick hook sets and, most notably, stay tight to the fish without any recoil or “bounce,” a shortcoming which is the bane of many other euro Combos.

Contact II blank construction utilizes five different types of premium quality carbon and fiberglass fibers, bound together by our proprietary aerospace resin system. Aligning these fibers at strategic angles as we roll Contact II blanks improves accuracy, sensitivity, and strength. Components have been carefully selected to maximize performance and comfort. Improved guide spacing moves a “Low Rider” style stripping guide to the butt section of each Contact II, which decreases line sag from the angler’s hand to the first guide.

Thomas and Thomas Combos are built by a select group of skilled rodbuilding artisans, in our Greenfield MA factory. From the raw material preparation to the final layer of varnish — each step in the process is performed by a specialist with years of experience. We are proud to say that every aspect of the production process for every fly rod we sell occurs in-house.

Thomas and Thomas has been building the finest hand-crafted fly Combos since 1969, when Tom Dorsey and Tom Maxwell built their their first bamboo fly Combos. To this day, this purpose has kept Tom Dorsey creating the unrivaled Thomas and Thomas fly Combos:

‘The relentless pursuit of innovation, superior quality and uncompromising performance in creation of the world’s finest handcrafted fly Combos.’

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