THOMAS & THOMAS PARADIGM 905-4 FLY ROD OUTFIT : 9'0" 5WT
The Thomas & Thomas Paradigm 905-4 fly rod combo is the ultimate dry fly rod that will delight any angler and fishes as smoothly in close as it does long-distance. T&T's Paradigm rod is perfectly balanced with the beautiful Abel Vaya fly reel, and loaded with premium RIO Elite Gold WF5 fly line, 20lb dacron backing, and a 9ft tapered leader. All Thomas & Thomas combos are shipped properly rigged and ready to fish.
The T&T Paradigm 905-4 fly rod is revolutionary for the traditionalist dry fly fisherman. With unmatched versatility, the Paradigm 905-4 fly rod can do anything under the sun from dropping a dry fly to a rising trout to throwing small streamers for bass. Whatever the situation you find yourself in, the Paradigm 905-4 gives you the upper hand in every occasion. The Paradigm 905-4 is the ultimate presentation fly rod. While the advances of technology have pushed the limits of rod weight, line speed, and casting distance, the essence of stalking a rising trout and presenting the fly remains unchanged. This is where the Paradigm shines were other rods don’t. When asking a group of experienced anglers to name the greatest dry fly rod of all time, the T&T Paradigm is sure to be mentioned more than once. Based off the original 20+ year old rod model, the new Paradigm is now solidifying its legendary status here in the 21st century.“A fine rod is a rod that you can love. You’ve really accomplished something when you make a rod that is the one that people want to reach for before all others.” - Tom DorseySurpassing all your expectations, the T&T Paradigm rod is still the front runner in comparison to other dry fly rods. This moderate action, presentation-based fly rod, makes it easier than ever to hunt those very picky eating rising trout. Keeping this in mind, Thomas & Thomas set out to capture the unique feel of the original Paradigm fly rod and landed on success with a magical instrument.
- Lightweight Titanium Single Foot REC guides
- Matte Titanium finish roll-stamped hardware
- USA sourced Bird's Eye Maple spacers
- Beautiful new semi-gloss blue surface finish
- Hand-written logo, serial numbers, and additional visual accents
- Ultra-light rods with smooth, medium flex action for exceptional presentations.
ABEL VAYA 5/6 FLY REEL
VAYA: Spanish for ‘Go!’, as in go outside, go explore, go fishing!
Crafted by avid Colorado anglers, the VAYA series debuts an all-new technical look and feel paired with outstanding performance. The partially-ported VAYA frame offers the unique combination of minimized weight, incredible rigidity, and just enough surface area to highlight Abel’s hand-anodized finishes. The frame interior also features varying sets of CNC-milled fly patterns, relevant to each size of reel.
The large-arbor spool features a precision-balanced, dual-pawl drag engagement design that eliminates the need for a counterweight. The spool’s mechanical incoming click compliments the audible, smooth feel of the outgoing drag. The carbon / stainless multi-disk drag system produces substantial resistance, while providing a wide range of adjustability for delicate tippet.
VAYA: the new ‘go-to’ reel for everything from freshwater to light salt.
- Partially-ported frame for the perfect balance of weight, sound, and visual appeal
- Different sets of milled fly pattern silhouettes on interior of each frame relevant to the size of the reel
- 5-disc alternating carbon/stainless steel drag stack
- Large arbor for faster retrieve and reduced line memory
- Quick-change spool design with proven O-ring release
- Available in sizes 4/5, 5/6, 7/8
- User convertible retrieval system
- Made in the USA
NEW! RIO ELITE GOLD FLY LINE
Read our Thomas and Thomas Paradigm Fly Rod review on our Drift blog.
The Elite RIO Gold has a taper design that gives incredible loop stability at distance and a front taper that delivers perfect presentation of flies between sizes #2 and #22. With a long head and back taper this line is an excellent all around fly line on rivers and lakes when long casts and complete line control are required. This line is built with RIO's low-stretch ConnectCore Plus, resulting in exceptionally smooth, durable fly lines, with the added benefits of incredible levels of sensitivity when casting and fishing, and providing enhanced detection of takes, faster hook sets, and far greater control when playing a fish. In addition, this line is built with SlickCast, RIO's proprietary coating technology, creating the slickest, most durable fly lines on the market. Lab tests show that lines built with SlickCast have the least amount of friction ever measured in a fly line.