The primary design focus of the Cortland Competition Nymph Rod is precise European Style nymphing. The rods feature a matte black finish that helps the rods dampen extra vibration quickly, so your rod tip doesn't throw extra shock waves down your presentation after each cast.
The rods are balanced with the weight toward the back end, so your wrist will do less work to hold the rod at a fishing angle. The crisp action blanks have a dull matte finish, with slightly oversize matte black single foot guides for easy leader knot transfers and a serious stealth factor. The handles have a thin, elongated taper heading toward the blank that allows an angler to touch a finger against the blank for added feel. All sizes have a fighting butt with a hard cork bottom layer that helps to counter balance and also serves as a great resting spot to bury a hook point, although the rod has a matte black hook-keeper as well. Rod comes with a Cordura Rod/Reel case