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Thomas & Thomas Lotic Series Fly Rod Review

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Thomas & Thomas LOTIC Series Fly Rods

The newly released Thomas and Thomas Lotic fly rod has impressed all of us down at Streams of Dreams with it’s exquisite composition and superb casting.By combining the latest glass fibers with a highly progressive flex profile, the lightweight Lotic provides a crisp, medium action with the deep loading distinct to fiberglass. The result is a high-performance glass rod that generates surprising line speed and power while maintaining a silky-smooth delivery perfect for presenting a dry fly. These rods are being offered in a 6’10” 3 WT, 7’4” 4 WT, and 7’10” 5 WT, and at only 600 dollars, these are some of the newest, best and least expensive rods Thomas and Thomas has released.

LOTIC 6103-3

The 6’10” 3 WT is the archetypical glass rod in action, size, and line weight. With the fastest action of all 3 sizes and the shortest length, this rod has the ability to effortlessly throw flies accurately under trees and shrubs. This rod was crafted as the perfect tool to catch smaller species such as brook trout and panfish on the dry, and as a result is Jon’s favorite of the Lotic Series Fly Rod. This rod has a smooth clean bend that makes fishing small streams a breeze.

LOTIC 744-3

The 7’4” 4 WT Lotic is a slightly beefier version of the 6103-3. With a slower action and extra half a foot in length, this rod works very well on small trout streams such as the Willowemoc, Upper Beaverkill, Western Spring Creeks, Central Pennsylvania Streams and the Croton Watershed. The 7’4” 4 WT is a perfect match for fishing smaller hatches of Blue Winged Olives, Sulphurs, and Midges as well as Smaller Terrestrials. This rod will also effectively fish brook trout on smaller streams. If you are looking for a glass rod to bridge the gap between tiny mountain-creek brook trout and dry fly fishing for respectable- sized browns and bows, this is the rod for you.

LOTIC 7105-3

The 7’10” 5 WT Lotic is a quintessential medium-stream glass rod. This rod is great for rivers like the Lower Beaverkill, Penns Creek, and the Upper West and Each Branch of the Delaware River. As well, this rod is both adequate and exciting to fish smaller western rivers with big fish such Slough Creek and the Gardner River. One appropriate application for this rod is hopper dropper fishing, as the fiberglass 5 WT allows for accurate casts while throwing under and around banks. Another great use for this fly rod is fishing light tippets (6x and 7x) for bigger trout, as the deep action allows for the playing of a fish without breaking fragile tippet. 


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