Both. It’s agile like a 3 wt but has the power and punch of a 4 wt.
There's no question that this is most sensitive nymph rod in my quiver- I even like it better than my 2wt T and T for casting small nymphs. And it just looks freakin cool! Three hours into my first day the tip snapped off a few inches from the Tip Top as I was landing a fish. I was disappointed but kept fishing it until lunch when I got back to the car to swap out the tip section with the spare that comes with the MV-X. The next days I contacted MAVRK and told Jeff what had happened. He said no problem a new tip section is on its way, free of charge. No rod company has ever done that for me.
I have used countless rods on the market and the Mavrk dual has been my favorite rod for nearly 3 years straight. Being a guide in south-central Pennsylvania I use this rod for everything from catching small brook trout, to rainbow trout stocked and wild, to big trophy brown trout. With an incredible tip action this rod protects yours tippet when the pressure is on. The versatility of a modular rod comes in handy in the thick woods of Pennsylvania when I can’t use a full length rod but need the reach. Whether it’s chucking a hopper dropper, throwing a streamer, or using it as a true ESN rod this rod can do it all. A traditional reel seat allows you to choose between your stinger comp or m1 setup or to try it with any reel.
I’ve been guiding in Colorado for the last 30 years. My go to guide rod is now the Mavrk Dual. I guide euro nymphing style most of the time and use the Dual at its longest length. Every now and then I need to use a conventional fly rod set up. I just remove the bottom extension and use a 3 or 4 weight line and now it’s a 9 foot conventional fly rod. The Dual is a great value and versatile rod. I also have the new MV-X. If you are debating whether or not to get the Dual or the MV-X and your a serious euro nympher get the MV-X. It’s a great rod.