Czech? French? High-Sticking? Euro Nymphing? What's it all about? Can we still just go fishing?
This great entry-level rod into what we call short line nymphing (for short). It's designed to be an effective and fun nymphing rod, that you can also put a regular line on and go out and cast on any lake, river or stream. The Carbon XL is a reliable, medium action blank that Echo has added a foot of tip to and extended the taper on to provide the feel you need for short line nymphing, however it retains the butt end you need for longer casts and presentation.
If you are going to use this rod for short line Nymphing then a dedicated Nymphing line in the same weight as the rod is ideal, if your going to cast it as a regular rod than going one line up from the recommended is the way to go.