I've fished this rod maybe 7 times in the first 10 days of having it in my hands and I'm quite happy with it -- enough to order another in the lineup. Feels very light while capable and there's no significant "wobble" -- I've only fished a simple mono-rig and had no trouble with a small unweighted wet at 25'. I've mostly been fishing midsized nymphs but have had no troubles getting smaller heavy streamers to do what I ask of them -- great versatile rod.
Awesome stick. The 10'10" 2WT has alot more oomph than other comparable rods. I have landed trout to 22in so far without issue. Perfect for me in BC where I am limited to 1 fly rigs.
Super impressed with the build quality on the rod. I’ve been out with hit half a dozen times and for a 2wt, I’m blown away by the strength of the backbone and delicate feel of the tip. Sensitive enough to feel and pull so very light bites on 5 and 6X tippet, but also enough meat to net a 19” rainbow that wanted to grind his face into the rocks. Stoked with the price to value on this rod!
I own ESN’s and Contact II’s but the Diamondback Ideal Nymph 10’ 1wt has quickly become my favorite rod. Don’t let the 1wt fool you,I have landed some decent fish in fast moving water with no issues. The accuracy with this rod is pin point with quick recovery and can throw dry droppers with ease,and this rod also comes with a great price point.
Just received my 2wt 10’10” rod and used for the first time.. the rod performs excellent! Great feel sensitivity and response.. extremely strong and handled 17” fish in pocket water, while protecting a 7x tippet.