Re: Nymph Rod Action
William: My thought would be to go with the medium fast blank as it will tend to protect the lighter tippets better, yet should still have the backbone to throw double nymph rigs with weight. I use a 10 ft Sage One for most of my nymphing and love the way it casts, but I really have to concentrate on not setting the hook too hard or it will break off light tippets in a heart beat. While fishing, especially in the spring after not fishing all winter, I keep having to tell myself to "just lift the rod tip". For me, the best nymphing rod I ever owned was an old Orvis TLS mid-flex rod, just fit my bad habit of tending to set the hook too hard. YMMV!
William: On your 12 ft 3 wt, when setting the hook, have you tried to simultaneously, raise the rod tip, while using the line hand do a strip set.......to help speed the hook set? Just wondering if that would solve the issue with the 12 ft rod.