I use this rod to catch large browns — it sets every fish perfectly
As a guide and 200+ day a year fishermen, performance is key. Price is important for gear... I use and abuse a lot of gear. The P2 has become my go-to rod and same with clients — it’s affordable, it’s performance is great. It slings dries like a champ. It tightlines like a beast. I’ll never use any other rod — I’ve been fly fishing for 15 years and this is my recommendation for a rod to anyone.
I got a chance to fish this rod this weekend, the rep in Sweden (Johan Lindkvist) took me fishing up North in the mountains and had a demo rod on hand. I’ve always been tempted to try a fly rod specifically designed for Nymphing, as it’s what I do 80-90% of the time... but I wasn’t prepared for this rod!
I could effortlessly cast any combination of Czech Nymphs any distance from just under the rod tip, to about 20ft away and feel everything! The sensitivity on this rod is INSANE! Setting the hook at any distance was effortless and even for my first use on a stiffer/faster rod than my usual, I did not lose any fish (regardless of 15cm-40cm)! I absolutely LOVE this rod for Nymphing! I was using a 20ft 7lb leader, 2-3ft in-line indicator, 7-10ft 5/6/7x tippet to the flies.
Just for the hell of it, I put on my dry fly line to test dry and dropper... I could cast an entire fly line very accurately! Mending line was incredibly easy, lifting the line off to set the hook was so much fun! It’s as if the rod is doing something extra for me in the background! I was using a 12ft 4x Leader, with 3-4ft of 5/6x tippet, a size 14 dry and a size 16 dropper. I could even just flick the leader, with no fly line out, to wherever I wanted. Casting precision and accuracy was incredible!
Now I need to sell gear and save up to buy one LOL!