Hends Rod XP 9003/ 1023 with Extender
2/3 Weight 9ft-10ft 2
With light nymphing and micro nymphing becoming more and more advanced and popular amongst anglers the development of the necessary weight and capable fly rods is also advancing. Hends Products have designed a fly rod to suit the contemporary angler, this rod is made of five sections and one section is to extend the rod from a 9ft to a 10ft 2 in fly rod. For those who love light weight nymphing or delicate dry fly fishing this rod has everything from length, balance to the beautiful finish.
This style of rod has been used on the competition scene by the Czech anglers for a while now, it allows the angler to switch from an ideal fast dry fly rod of 9ft to a softer 10ft 2in nymphing rod that will move and support small micro nymphs without threading or disassembling your initial set up, using one reel with two spools allows you to fish various environments without carrying a second rod.
The rods weighs only 87 grams with the extension piece and Hends offer a two year warranty on any defects in the building of the rod and its 39euro to replace any section you break. The rod is available in 2/3 weights and 4 weight for a very competitive price of 274 euro. Along with the rod you get a durable and presentable rod tube that is capable of taking three rods along with a sleeve to protect your Hends rod.
As a serious competition angler I really cannot fault this rod in any way it allows me to change tactics and methods of fishing so quickly and the presentation of my dry flies and nymphs is very effective. This rod will be the main fishing instrument I will use in the up and coming World Fly Fishing Finals in Slovenia.
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