Euro Nymph Fly Rods at Fins & Feathers – Fins and Feathers Bozeman
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Euro Nymph Fly Rods at Fins & Feathers

Euro nymphing is an incredibly effective method of fly fishing on our Bozeman area rivers that requires a specialized set of tools to really catch fish. Additionally responsive tips and extra length are two key features of Euro nymphing rods that allow an angler to catch piles of trout. Pair increased sensitivity and length with a down locking reel or weighted butt section and arm fatigue is greatly reduced when fishing your setup for long periods on the river. Our Bozeman fly shop currently has a great selection of Euro sticks in stock. Find the specs of each of these rods below!

Euro Nymph Rods

Echo Carbon XL EN – $189

Echo Carbon XL EN

With the growing demand for specialized Euro Nymph rods, the demand for a rod that fits the needs of anglers that are not looking to compete at the national championships has also been growing. We used our extremely popular Carbon XL rod as a tried-and-true foundation to make a rod that met and exceeded the expectations of these anglers.

Competition-style Euro Nymph rods can be so specialized that they aren’t always the right tool for most recreational anglers. By using the Carbon XL’s already versatile design and extending the length to 10′, we produced a rod that is not only capable of anything a trout angler needs, but excels at it.


Four piece travel design
Action: Med Fast
Tube: Fabric-covered rod case & sock
Guides: Lightweight ceramic stripping guides

Orvis Clearwater – $198

Orvis Clearwater Euro Nymph Rod

The Clearwater 3-Weight 10′ Fly Rod is specifically designed to enhance European nymphing tactics. The only rod at this price point to include a down-locking reel seat it’s light sensitivity and reach offer the perfect rod for maintaining contact with a multiple-fly nymphing rig. Given the new popularity of this technique, the Clearwater 103-4 coupled with a Tactical Nymph line is an exceptional outfit offering reduced line sag and better contact for quicker reaction to subtle takes.


Blanks are black chrome with white accents
Quick rod identifier on the blank
Chrome snake and stripping guide with a ceramic insert
Full black nickel aluminum reel seats
Rods with fighting butts have composite tips for durability
Two-handed rods have composite on the tip of the foregrip
Comes with gray rod tube
25-Year Guarantee
Designed in Vermont, built in Asia

Echo Shadow II – $289

Echo Shadow II

Euro Nymphing requires precision and sensitivity to hit the target and feel not only fish biting, but also current seams, the bottom, and anything else that will dictate where to present your fly. The Shadow II is the only rod available with removable weight at the butt to adjust the rod for perfect balance.


Four piece travel design
Graphite: Ultra lightweight
Action: Fast
Tube: Fabric-covered rod case & sock
Guides: SIC chrome plated guides
Reel Seat: Black anodized reel seat
Warranty: Echo Lifetime Warranty

Orvis Recon – $498

Orvis Recon Euro Nymph Rod

The Recon 103-4 fly rod is designed for the demands of European nymphing. Ultra sensitive tip protects light tippet and offers superior strike detection. Super light swing weight. 10-foot length offers excellent reach and line control for tight-line nymphing.


Blanks are matte olive with charcoal and spring green accent
Quick rod identifier on the blank
Silver snake and stripping guide
Pewter type III anodized aluminum reel seat with wood insert
Nylon covered rod tube
25-Year Guarantee
Made in USA

Orvis Helios 3 – $898

Orvis Helios 3F Euro Nymph Rod

This Euro rod sports a med/fast action and a downlocking reel seat and like other Helios 3F fly rods from Orvis is built to deliver accuracy in technical situations with casters of all skill level in mind. Lightweight blank designs ensure feel throughout the casting stroke to enable the angler to keep tight loops for pinpoint accuracy. Increased hoop strength is the key component tot the intuitive accuracy that comes with the H3 series.


Matte Storm Blank
Type III reel seat anodization
Carbon Storm reel seat insert
REC recoil snake guides
SiC/titanium stripping guides
Aluminum rod tube
Custom Rod Sock
Made in USA

Sage ESN – $900

Sage ESN

Our ESN was designed specifically for European-style nymphing techniques developed to maximize catch rates. Built with a KonneticHD backbone, the ESN allows anglers to experience unmatched blank recovery, increased sensitivity, reduced weight-in-hand, and superior shock absorption to better hold fish.

The refined medium action has been designed with a variety of long and short line techniques and situations in mind, allowing you to confidently work any stretch of river. From small creeks to big rivers, the ESN is as dynamic as the water.


KonnecticHD Technology®
Black Ice blank color
Garnet thread wraps with Metallic Charcoal trim wraps
Fuji ceramic stripper guides
Hard chrome single foot snake guides and tip-top
Stealth Black anodized aluminum down-locking reel seat
Laser etched line weight on slide band
Super Plus snub nosed, half-wells cork handle
Black rod bag with Light Black logo and Garnet model tag
Black powder coated aluminum rod tube with Sage medallion

Euro nymphing is growing in popularity and we have all the flies, leaders, rods and reels necessary to keep you on the river catching fish!