Vision Nymphmaniac Rod

the osprey

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Morning folks!

Looking into to buying the vision Nymphmaniac, 11 footer either in the 3 or the 2 weight ( undecided ) 🤨 ….Does anyone know if these models, will be able to cast a fly line?

I do a variety of fishing, and would prefer it to cover all bases 👀….euro techniques, klink and dink, and dry fly is what I do most, that’s being said I’m not shy in switching to swinging wets or fishing spiders upstream!

Kind regards.
 

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Morning folks!

Looking into to buying the vision Nymphmaniac, 11 footer either in the 3 or the 2 weight ( undecided ) 🤨 ….Does anyone know if these models, will be able to cast a fly line?

I do a variety of fishing, and would prefer it to cover all bases 👀….euro techniques, klink and dink, and dry fly is what I do most, that’s being said I’m not shy in switching to swinging wets or fishing spiders upstream!

Kind regards.
I’ve been round this circuit myself, looking for the one river rod.
Personally, I didn’t get on with an 11’ and fly line. I felt the accuracy with a dry was compromised beyond what I was happy to put up with.
I found that a 10’#3 is the closest to an all rounder for me, but even at that I would much prefer a shorter rod, for dries.
Personal preference though don’t let me put you off, I’ve had an hour with the rod you mention and it was the best nymphing rod I’ve tried.
 
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I have the 9.6ft #3 nymphmaniac and it’s a great rod, I’ve used it for dries more than nymphs and it’s first class.
I have two Hardy Ultraclick reels the 5000 for the #3 fly line and a 4000 for nymphing. I was amazed just how well it casts, distance is easy.
My first fish was a 3lb Wildie and it coped very well, the rod tip is quite soft and bent well into the fish protecting tippets.
No idea what an 11 footer would be like, but I can endorse the shorter rod with no hesitation.
S.
 

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Any rod will cast a line but this is a specialist nymphing rod designed for use with no fly line. I wouldn’t recommend it as a casting rod.

My friend has one in #3 and it’s an absolute joy to use for Euro style nymphing. It’s super light and very sensitive.

I haven’t tried the shorter versions of this rod.

Cheers,
Sebastian
 

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I have a 10ft 3wt Taniwha which I would rate as the finest handling rod I have ever used, and I have many rods. Look on line. Semi built, choose your reel fitting. An excellent supplier using NZ and Japanese materials. Casts superbly with 3 or 4, or even 5 wt lines. Cannot fault the rod action.
 

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Morning folks!

Looking into to buying the vision Nymphmaniac, 11 footer either in the 3 or the 2 weight ( undecided ) 🤨 ….Does anyone know if these models, will be able to cast a fly line?

I do a variety of fishing, and would prefer it to cover all bases 👀….euro techniques, klink and dink, and dry fly is what I do most, that’s being said I’m not shy in switching to swinging wets or fishing spiders upstream!

Kind regards.

if you want to cover your bases I would stick in the 9’6”-10” lengths...
 

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if you want to cover your bases I would stick in the 9’6”-10” lengths...
A good mate of mine uses a 9’6” for everything and does very well indeed.
Longer rods are only really useful on, obviously, larger rivers.
A long rod isn’t an actual requirement to successfully fish leader to hand, I used a 9’er for years fishing mostly leader to hand.
I only went to longer when I started fishing the Tay more often.
 

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Morning folks!

Looking into to buying the vision Nymphmaniac, 11 footer either in the 3 or the 2 weight ( undecided ) 🤨 ….Does anyone know if these models, will be able to cast a fly line?

I do a variety of fishing, and would prefer it to cover all bases 👀….euro techniques, klink and dink, and dry fly is what I do most, that’s being said I’m not shy in switching to swinging wets or fishing spiders upstream!

Kind regards.
I have one and was also concerned about getting caught down the river with a nymph rod during a cracking rise. I now keep 1/2 a maxcatch 3 wt double taper under my mono leader and find this rod absolutely fine for wets and dries. Not the best dry fly rod on the market I am sure but more than adequate for me.
 

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I have the 9.6ft #3 nymphmaniac and it’s a great rod, I’ve used it for dries more than nymphs and it’s first class.
I have two Hardy Ultraclick reels the 5000 for the #3 fly line and a 4000 for nymphing. I was amazed just how well it casts, distance is easy.
My first fish was a 3lb Wildie and it coped very well, the rod tip is quite soft and bent well into the fish protecting tippets.
No idea what an 11 footer would be like, but I can endorse the shorter rod with no hesitation.
S.
That’s interesting - I use an Ultraclick 5000 with my 11’ Streamflex or Esoteric Tackle 12’ nymphing rod and level Japanese fluorocarbon line. That’s a lightweight big wheel on a long rod. Works for me!
 

the osprey

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Thanks for the reply’s folks, I have a 10 foot 3 weight just now, so would probably end up getting the same size/weight… will keep doing some research, as I’d like it to cover all bases!
 

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For a nymphing rod 3wt I am still using my greys Streamflex plus 9ft 6inch /10 ft . Does everything for me... For a 4wt I use the Fario. 10ft . For 2 wt I use the Sunray Volition 10ft great rod... sorry you sunray haters...


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Any rod will cast a line but this is a specialist nymphing rod designed for use with no fly line. I wouldn’t recommend it as a casting rod.

My friend has one in #3 and it’s an absolute joy to use for Euro style nymphing. It’s super light and very sensitive.

I haven’t tried the shorter versions of this rod.

Cheers,
Sebastian
I don't get it if it's not designed for fly line then why does it ha e a fly line rating?
 

baca157

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I don't get it if it's not designed for fly line then why does it ha e a fly line rating?
Casting a line is not it's primary purpose but it will still cast a line. I am talking about 11' 3# which is the only Nypmhmaniac I tried. Some members tried shorter versions and said it casts a line really well.
Cheers,
Sebastian
 

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Casting a line is not it's primary purpose but it will still cast a line. I am talking about 11' 3# which is the only Nypmhmaniac I tried. Some members tried shorter versions and said it casts a line really well.
Cheers,
Sebastian
Vision make a reel for the Rod dry fly and nymph, it’s a first class dry fly rod as I said earlier.

I might even use it for nymphing this winter.:ROFLMAO:
S.
 

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Vision make a reel for the Rod dry fly and nymph, it’s a first class dry fly rod as I said earlier.

I might even use it for nymphing this winter.:ROFLMAO:
S.
It's not a cheap reel but the best reel i have ever owned.Just bought s spare spool for it & the spare spools aren't cheap either.There rods & reels are top notch though in my opinion.
 

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I know a very good competition angler who uses the 9'6" 3wt for dry dropper and dry fly fishing.
He casts a great line with it and thinks it's a fabulous rod for both methods.
 

Mrtrout

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I know a very good competition angler who uses the 9'6" 3wt for dry dropper and dry fly fishing.
He casts a great line with it and thinks it's a fabulous rod for both methods.
I bought mine thinking I’d just use it for Czech nymphing, but it’s dry fly capabilities are astounding.
S.
 
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