P2P 10’ 3wt
I fish around 150 days a year, all over the country, usually alone, and I don’t plaster every fish I catch across 10 different social media platforms or have a YouTube channel. I just love to fish for trout and go to beautiful places. I’m not beholden to any company and rarely write reviews, frankly a lot of the stuff out there is junk from waders to boots to rods to packs. I’ve been fooled by good marketing of poor products just like everybody else and went on to regret it. I have managed to find some stuff out there over the years that live-up to the promises made. Anyway, I think i have an unbiased opinion about the stuff i use. This is the 3rd syndicate rod I’ve bought. The first was the 11’ 3wt. Loved the rod. My beautiful daughter got obsessed with fly fishing about the time the reaver was coming out, so she got the 11’. The second was the Reaver, I Liked the reaver didn’t love it. I never really meshed with the grip. Got pretty slippery with some fish slim on it, and more often than not it had fish slim on it. Damn good rod, almost to sensitive. I found myself setting the hook way more frequently than with the P2. It casted well but not significantly better than the P2, and handled fish up to 24” efficiently. No real increase in fish numbers but a nicer rod and as I said noticeably more sensitive. I’m sure the composite handle had a lot to do with that’ it just never felt right in my hand. Unfortunately it fell out of my Riverquiver on a rough forestry road in New Mexico, gone forever (heartbreaking), hopefully somebody found it and is using it. Anyway I replaced it with the P2 10’3wt. I shopped around and was lucky enough to get to demo (fish) several different rods including the Sage ESN, TNT contact 2, a cortland, the Orvis euro style rod, etc, and had the money to get any 1 of them I wanted. I swear the P2 10’3wt is the best 1 of the bunch. The Sage and TnT have nicer components, but I think fisherman care about that more than the fish. I’ve not been able to put my finger on exactly why the P2 is better, it just FISHES better than any other rod I’ve fished regardless of price. I should also add that the customer service is excellent, and buy the spare tip section, they’re cheap and will save you a day on the water.