I ordered both the Zero and the # 2 rods.
I truly thought that I had made a big mistake!
Well let me now assure you all that I have fished this Zero rod for over two weeks straight experiencing nothing but pure joy with every cast and catch!
I have both shoulders operated on and casting is usually not easy. It is with this rod!
I am fishing longer and casting further with less effort than ever before!!
So far my personal best with this rod is a beautiful 20 1/2 rainbow trout. I never felt that I so out of control while fighting her!
Wow , bought the zero due to wanting a bit more reach and it didn't let down , if your into superlite tackle I don't think you can beat this setup, have used in traditional western setup and also ended up using tenkara style keeping the line off the water, (its so light that muscle memory thinks its a tenkara rod and not that Toms lines need to be kept off the water), excellent kit and most importantly caught on my 1st outing !
This is as close to perfection for the type of waters I fish as possible. A Zero rod, micro thin nymph line, 6X tippet and plume tip. Guys it just doesn’t get any better!
Amazing rod its like the extension of your finger you feel everything i was fishing with the 11.6 tips plus the sunray world championships nymph line its the ultimate combo that rod bend so mutch you can handel good size fish no problem its bending all the energy is absorb by the perfect taper of the rod i cant wait to go back fishing whit my zero The rod to have for Nymphing thx Tom for that great product !
i've come down Tom's Sunray range from 7, 5, 2 and now zero. All absolute winners and all more than fit for their jobs. I love the 2 weight because of its adaptability and sensitivity but the zero weight is wonderful. At one end of the spectrum, you can control bigger fish because of the rod's sensitivity at the other end that sensitivity gives more bang for the buck, or should it be ounce, when playing the smaller fish. Sure I can't cast it as far as the 2weight but I don't need to. I agree with the "eminent reviewer" that you achieve more accuracy with the shorter tip section but in my case accuracy tolerances are generous anyway so I enjoy the other advantages of the longer tip. All these adventures were with Tom's European Nymphing Line. however, the other day I threw an identical reel in my pocket only to find I had a DT 2 weight line. To fish or not to fish? Don't be silly; on it went albeit with the shorter tip. Worked well, caught fish. Great rod, great fun, good value. Thanks again Tom.