I enjoy this euro nymphing and can see the benefits of a longer rod. I'm looking at the 10.5' 4wt from cortland as all my 4wt stuff is from them and I really like it. I can control a fly, but when it comes time to land a fish I feel like an utter spaz. I've watched videos and read a bunch of stuff but in practice I'm just am not that good at it. Cost my son a wild steelhead pic one year because it got in the anchor rope instead of the net. Part of it is because I fish downstream, and I don't haul a fish into the current but work over/below it to net it, but still the final guiding into the net is difficult, even when I pay attention to where I am on the leader.. Today I lost 2 of the 5 good fish, but that's OK, I got to fight them close. Anyway, I had my 8.5 foot rod, which is harder to use while netting than the 7 footer. I'm wondering if you folks who use the longer rods, even spey guys, find the long rods harder to use while netting fish while wading and any tips that might help.