Trout & Salmon test – NT11 12’9″ #8/9

In the latest issue of Trout & Salmon magazine in the UK, Clive Mitchelhill runs the rule over a dozen shorter double hand rods — 12ft 9in to 13ft 7in, for all-season fishing. We are extremely proud and happy to see that our new NT11 12´9″ #8/9 6pc was the only rod in the test awarded with the badge Trout & Salmon Recommends 2023.

Here’s the verdict:

Such an easy rod to cast, it preferred a shorter stroke, but was versatile and forgiving and had a very comfortable feel in the hand. It performed with all the lines, but I believe it is closer to a 9wt rating. It was very accurate at all distances, felt light, and it’s sweetspot was easy to find from the outset. Although only 12ft 9in, it performed as well as any of the longer rods tested and the fact that it’s a sixpiece rod is an absolute bonus for the travelling angler (or you can hide it away in a car). A real allround beauty!

Read the full test below.

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