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QUANTUM ELITE  10' 4" #3
Reimagining Euro nymphing fly rods New Zealand Tongariro

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The Quantum Elite 10’ 4” #3 weight rod is designed to make effortless controlled presentations with moderate weight nymph rigs on typical New Zealand rivers in a range of conditions yet having a reserve of power to land large fish.  Extended range Euro methods with casts up to forty feet are possible.  It was designed with rivers such as the Ruakituri, Mohaka, Rangitikei, Whanganui and Whakapapa in mind.


Each area of this long powerful blank is intentionally created to deal with a specific purpose, enabling the angler to have control in delicate stealthy situations as well as the ability to present Euro rigs long distances over current seams.

This rod has a fast action,  yet it displays a smooth transitioning action throughout its length due to its custom designed taper.  It loads smoothly and quickly into a solid mid area, resulting in a Euro nymphing fly rod that is ideal for delicate situations, whilst maintaining precision, casting authority and power when needed.

The rod has an optimum length of 10’ 4” to maximise casting potential and reach to keep line off the water when fishing across current seams in a range of rivers,  yet retain a positive swing weight.

It has a smooth but sensitive tip with the finesse to cast  medium weighted flies with 3mm to 3.5mm tungsten bead accurately, to detect subtle bites, and to protect light tippets.  


The middle area is designed to to give backbone and stability to the rod  and to take the force of casting medium weighted flies and multi-fly rigs up to forty feet with quick recovery and to further help with tippet protection.


The lower area is designed to to support the middle region, and to give power and control over strong fish.

The ultralight guides on the Quantum Elite #3 weight are wrapped with rich brown thread chosen to blend stealthily with the blank.

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