The TechNymph Pro – 10′ 4wt is the perfect Euro Nymphing rod for the Yellowfish and Trout. Improved recovery and action make the Pro model that little bit extra special.
QUICK SPECS | TECHNYMPH
Length In Feet | 10
Line Weight | 4
Application | Czech/Euro Nymph
Recovery Rate | Fast
Action | Medium Fast
Physical Weight In Grams | 89
Carbon Grade | SK40T
Blank Design | DNA Helical Structure
Grip | Shortened AAA Half Wells Cork
Reel Seat | Single Down-Locking Anodized Black With Woven Carbon Insert
Fighting Butt | Rubberized Crushed Cork
Guides | Light Weight Black PacBay Single Foot with Tangerine Thread Wraps | High Number Of Guides At 14 (including tip)
Alignment Marks | Small White Dot With White Arrow
Stripping Guides | Two Light Weight PacBay Stripping Guides Located At Specific Lengths On The Blank
Measurement Marks | On Both Male And Female Ferrules
Rod Tube | Lumo Orange Thin Rod Tube
Rod Bag | Black Cotton Rod Bag
Sections | 4
Designed By Reel Fly Fishing In South Africa | Tested On Our Local South African Waters
A small snippet of the quality and look you can expect from the TechNymph Pro range.
Our Story – Taking South Africa’s Nymphing Game To The Next Level.
Setting out to create a truly next-generation Euro Nymph fly rod was always going to be a challenging task. Work began early in 2021 on the 4wt model with testing and refinement lasting a full year. Working from the proven and loved base that the TechNymph 3wt provided us we tweaked and adjusted it for the Pro guise format. Designed to target Yellowfish and Trout the new TechNymph 4wt is an excellent nymphing and dry fly rod. The stiffer rear sections really allow you to lay into a fish that is hanging in the current or headed for structure. A softer tip section keeps those light thin tippets intact even when Yellows do their notorious headshakes close to the net.
Key Criteria Behind Our TechNymphs Design.
A Euro Nymphing rod is about fully maximizing a few key areas of focus. Reel Fly Fishing quickly identified that contact, tippet protection, recovery rate, and physical weight would be the defining factors when building a showcase of what a South African-designed Euro Nymphing rod should encompass.
Feedback And Contact
Providing immediate feedback allows you to tactically feel the structure and bottom of the water section that you are fishing and staying in contact with is a key point. This information and feel are what allows you to fully maximize that piece of water. Being in constant contact with your flies plays an integral role and having an extension of your arm through a specialized blank means you feel more stikes. The DNA Helical nature of the TechNymph immediately transmits even the slightest bumps, knocks, and bounces as your flies move along the bottom back to your hands. This informative nature of the rod makes it much easier to distinguish between a strike/take/bite to that of the structure on the bottom.
Being able to utilize thinner and lighter tippets results in a quicker sink rate, better action, and generally more strikes. The drawback of lighter tippets if you are not using the correct type of rod it will result in more lost fish through broken tippets at key points during the fight and strike. Fish can suddenly turn, change direction or move erratically especially when it comes to landing them. Without a blank that is designed to act as a shock absorber, this will result in a lost fish through broken leaders/tippet. This tippet protection is where the TechNymph 4wt is hugely impressive, an extremely sensitive tip results in both great tippet protection but also immediate visual feedback. A whippy mid through to tip section allows you to accurately target pocket water and land your flies exactly where you need them right in the strike zone of holding fish.
Having great tippet protection is all good and well, and being able to see the take is what gets you into fish, but without decent pulling power, you will be fighting fish a lot longer as well as losing them to structure and snags. From around the lower-middle section of the TechNymph, you will notice a much stiffer portion that carries through until the butt section. This is where your backbone and power are located. Pulling power or fish turning ability is hugely important when fishing South African rivers and streams due to the nature of our vegetation and substrates.
There is a careful balance between where your pulling power needs to start, where your tippet protecting delicate tip needs to end, and where it must all come together, this is what sets a good Euro Nymph rod apart from a bad one. The Technymph 4wt adds that bit of extra power for larger fish and waters when compared to the TechNymph 3wt.
While this could be seen as a very subjective area, we tried to think outside the box. Generally speaking, when looking from the ground up to the sky you will notice it’s lighter and not darker. Putting ourselves in the shoes of a would-be fish we applied this thought pattern. A matt finish means no rod flash, whereas the dull grey finish means it’s never too dark but also not too light in colour – similar to that of the sky when viewed in greyscale. Having this extra bit of stealth approach on your side can make all the difference when fishing close quarters on clearer rivers and streams. The finish also encompasses all the dedicated components that we carefully created to enhance the TechNymph’s overall performance and purpose-built nature. The branding is also uncoated to reduce weight on the blank. Each guide and ferrule on the TechNymph 4wt pro is finished in a burnt yellow with silver trim to match. This striking appearance is a direct nod to the colour of Yellowfish as well as the golden sheen that Brown Trout have when turning in the water.
Holding a rod for a full day’s fishing will cause muscle fatigue, now add to the mix the nature of “checking” the water with your nymphs. This high cast count means you are working hard while on the water, and a few grams here and there may not sound like much but when you begin looking at it over “x” number of casts the weight quickly adds up over the course of the day. At a mere 89 grams, the TechNymph 4wt 10’ is by fart the lightest dedicated Euro fly rod that we have ever created and we are well below any of the nearest local offerings and only around 8g off of high-end international offerings that cost 3 to 6 times the price.
One of the true defining factors when compared to our Euro Nymph 3.4 10’ that we launched back in 2017, is the balance of the TechNymph. Utilizing lightweight specialized components, hardware, and down-locking reel seats means that our rods balance beautifully when paired with the correct fly reel. Balance also plays a massive role in reducing strain over a day’s Euro Nymphing, having the lightest rod around may sound like that is all you should checkbox, but balance is equally as important.
We have found in our testing that reels in the region of 120-150g work well when paired with our 0.55mm Euro Nymph II fly line.
Having a very sensitive lightweight tip is crucial for detecting the slightest movements and strikes, however without an excellent recovery rate you will ultimately be left wanting. Creating a responsive blank with all these criteria as well as a rapid recovery rate is extremely challenging, but with the experience, we gained from our previous rod we applied it to our new DNA TechNymph blanks and the results were phenomenal. A rapid recovery rate results in a quick resting blank that keeps you in contestant contact with your flies from when they hit the water all the way through until they bounce on the bottom. The recovery rate also dramatically increases accuracy and overall feedback.
What Happens When I break A Section Of My TechNymph?
Simple and straightforward, send us a picture as well as which section you had an accident with and we will drop you the cost price for that section. Why pay for a warranty that you may never use, this was our thinking behind not inflating our rods prices to compensate for this. Only pay for what you use, and only pay when it breaks. Simple, easy, and no fuss. we carry sections on hand and ship immediately.
- Spare sections are available at R 275 each
Fine details and dedicated hardware make the new TechNymph 4wt South Africa’s most comprehensive dedicated Euro Nymph Fly rod at a price point that is unbeatable!