Sporting a lovely brown wrapping combined with burnt orange edging, a black reel seat with wooden spacer, the N0̸ Forest has a more traditional look.
The N0̸ blank:
Why would anyone want a zero weight rod? If you use European nymphing techniques (Czech, Polish, French or Spanish) even a 2 weight is too stiff for lobbing tiny weighted nymphs or even double and triple nymph rigs. Your fishing will be enhanced with a much better drift control by using a rod that is sensitive enough to place the nymphs wherever and at the depth that you want.
Will you have problems playing the hooked fish? No, these rods are not zero weight strong but zero weight sensitive. They are insanely light in the hand and very responsive so you will get a lot of feedback while your nymph or nymphs are bouncing on the the river bottom. I have to admit that I only used these nymphing techniques when conventional long line methods were impossible to perform effectively but since I have this rod I enjoy them just as much as any other way of fly fishing.
For sure, they are not for chasing tarpon or GT but you will be able to play 99% of the trout or grayling you hook in a fast and effective manner.
All our rods are hand built one at a time and endlessly customizable. Please make an inquiry on availability and on custom options before placing your order.
“Hey, so I fished the N0 this weekend - it’s fantastic. Fished small rivers in the Belgian Ardennes (l’Eau Rouge and Ambleve) for small brown trout and it’s a really fun rod to fish.
I think the N0 gets me a little longer casts and drifts than the rod I’ve been using for the last year (S… E..) - it loads a small/light nymph setup better. And the fish fighting control is the best part - super precise feeling flex, very sticky - like there’s no way the fish is going to bounce.
Still figuring out what reel to balance it with - with a cigar grip you can move your hand up or down the cork more and I haven’t found the sweet spot for my hand yet...
So another awesome rod, thanks for making it!”
Eisso Mansvelt Beck, California, USA/ The Netherlands
“I came back yesterday with a big smile on my face after a full day fishing the N0. I'm very happy I bought it :-) It's an amazingly effective tool. I could feel more or less everything that was going on through the drift. I've never experienced that before. And it helped me putting those nymphs where I wanted them and made casting a pleasure. Nymphing suddenly became just as much fun as dry fly fishing. It even brought me some fish despite my more or less total lack of euronymphing experience. You make some incredible rods!”
Örjan Guthu, Sweden
“Now i got some nice fish on the N0 rod. Terrific feeling and good power in the blank when i need it.”
Ola Lindbergh, Sweden