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Old 05-22-18, 07:27 PM   #1
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Hey guys,

Iím brand new to this forum here and Iíve really been wanting to get into euro nymphing lately so I would love to get some advice on a rod that isnít going to break the bank. Iíve been considering the Syndicate 10í 3 wt ($299), Cortland 10í 3wt ($250), and Cabelaís CZN 10í 3 wt ($199). I kind of want to go with the Cabelaís but wouldnít mind spending the extra money on the Syndicate if itís worth the extra value. Anybody have any experience with these rods or have any other suggestions? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 05-22-18, 07:57 PM   #2
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First, I see this is your first post so welcome to this madness!

Of the three rods you mention, I have two - the Syndicate and the Cortland, you can't go wrong with either. I have also fished a Cabelas CZN, it's a fine stick as well. Its a good time to get into the EN game, several good rods at reasonable prices. Pick one, seriously they are all good sticks and as you are just beginning they will work just fine.
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Old 05-22-18, 08:00 PM   #3
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I have the Cortland (10', 3 wt), but as soon as I bought the Syndicate (10', 3 wt.), the Cortland became my back up rod. Fit and finish, tip sensitivity, and casting is superior with the Syndicate vs. the Cortland IMO.
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Old 05-22-18, 08:04 PM   #4
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I've had my 10' 3 wt Syndicate for over a year and its a great rod to me and what I learned to nymph on. It has everything you need a sensitive tip, light weight, strong butt section to handle bigger fish, great reach, can cast a dry-dropper, and the company is ran by good guys who stand behind their warranty from what I've seen and heard from friends and other anglers. Check out Big T's store, he probably has one for you to pick up now if that's the rod you decide to go with.
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Old 05-22-18, 08:21 PM   #5
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Hey guys,

Iím brand new to this forum here and Iíve really been wanting to get into euro nymphing lately so I would love to get some advice on a rod that isnít going to break the bank. Iíve been considering the Syndicate 10í 3 wt ($299), Cortland 10í 3wt ($250), and Cabelaís CZN 10í 3 wt ($199). I kind of want to go with the Cabelaís but wouldnít mind spending the extra money on the Syndicate if itís worth the extra value. Anybody have any experience with these rods or have any other suggestions? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
Hello, I had a 10'6" 2wt from Big T and it was a great intro rod for me unfortunately, it got lost on the Toccoa but I bought the rod based on price , $125 and T's recommendation as well. Just wanted to get that out to you and I recently picked up an Orvis Recon 10' 3 wt to replace it.

Good luck on whatever you go with because all of the mentioned rods are good choices.

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Old 05-22-18, 08:24 PM   #6
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Syndicate. I've cast all three and the Syndicate does everything right for the best price.

And get Big Ts aggressive butt euro leader. It'll help with casting if you are new to euro nymphing. I can accurately cast two 3.5mm tungsten nymphs with this rig. Optional but I have the Orvis Access Mid Arbor II reel with Rio Euro line (zero stretch, no sag).
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Old 05-22-18, 08:28 PM   #7
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Hello, I had a 10'6" 2wt from Big T and it was a great intro rod for me unfortunately, it got lost on the Toccoa but I bought the rod based on price , $125 and T's recommendation as well. Just wanted to get that out to you and I recently picked up an Orvis Recon 10' 3 wt to replace it.

Good luck on whatever you go with because all of the mentioned rods are good choices.

Kelly Hinson
The Orvis Recon is another one that I was looking at. I’ve heard great things about that rod. Thanks for the advice on Big T’s 2wt. I’ll definitely look into that one.
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I very much appreciate all the feedback from everybody. After reading all the replies, I think you guys have convinced me to just go ahead and spend the little extra money on the Syndicate. I appreciate all the advice on leaders and reels as well. Very helpful!

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......And get Big Ts aggressive butt ........
Sorry, I laughed at Big T's aggressive butt
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Old 05-23-18, 10:47 AM   #10
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Sorry, I laughed at Big T's aggressive butt
RScott: There is this phenomenon in psychology called priming. Essentially it suggests that certain cue words can provide predictive validity to what's on a person's mind. For example, when i say cat, most people think dog, because the two are possibly connected in the brain, somehow. so the fact that Big T's butt was the first thing to come to mind... I guess we know what you are daydreaming about down in that cube! BAHAHAHAHAHAHA JK
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