WHAT TFO Switch Rod should I choose?

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  1. bigtroutchaser

    bigtroutchaser Member

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    Hello friends.

    So, I attended a local fly fishing event and WON! any TFO factory rod I wanted. AND...I need a switch stick for the Deschutes and larger trout.

    My question is: What model of their DEER CREEK Series would you select?

    Your sage input is most appreciated.

    Here is their link:

    http://www.tforods.com/fly-fishing/r...l#.U5eXD8tOUdU

    Thanks much!
     
  2. i hated that rod, it was terrible
     
  3. too soft and the handle were chincy as hell
     
  4. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    'Noche you're a hell of a buzzkill :p
     
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  5. i am just giving my opinion, im also the guy who loves echo Tr's
     
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    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    Im just ball bustin.
     
  7. JonT

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    See if they can give you the money for the rod and invest it in something better.
     
  8. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    Get rod in 7, toss on ebay, buy Echo?
     
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    Josh dead in the water

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    I love my Deer Creek rods. So there you go.
     
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    I have only spent time with the 5 and 7wt DC switch rods and liked them both. Go with the 7wt and you will have a rod that could toss some winter weight if you need it.
     
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    Congrats on winning a free rod. If your looking for a trout rod I'd go with the 4wt.
     
  12. bigtroutchaser

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    Thanks guys. I KNOW it isn't a high-end stick, but not having any switcheroo........I do have a Dec Hogan 13', 7weight for winter....just trying to decide for bigger trout and summer steelie stick.
     
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    Josh dead in the water

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    I guess it depends on what a "bigger trout" means to you. The 6wt should be a fine summer run size rod. I've caught a number of hefty bulls on mine. But for a more trouty stick, the 4 or 5 would probably be better.
     
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    doublespey Steelhead-a-holic

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    Agree = 5wt. 6 is a bit much for trout, and the 4 is too light for any but the smallest 1 salt Steelhead. And I suggest you use cork sealer on the handle when you get the rod. Very good advice from Mike Kinney that I'm just passing along.
     
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    +1 on the cork sealer. The rods are better than average but the cork isn't very good. It has a tendency to pit early so I suppose they use a lot of filler in the handles. The components aren't top quality, either but the blanks are nice.
     
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    Josh dead in the water

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    I'll agree with the cork issues. On the other hand, I personally don't notice that stuff too much. Sure, it'd be nice if it was a little better quality. But overall, I don't think about cork too much when I'm fishing. It's more one of those "things you think about when you are looking at a rod in the garage".
     
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    SpeySpaz still an authority on nothing

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    agreeing with above, great rods with below average corks. For the D I'd get the 6. Just because of wind. Allows use of a bigger fly/heavier tip too.
    Meiser designed blanks are caster's rods, they don't like mullocking. None of them.
     
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    Appreciate the info much! Next I'll be asking about lines for summer steelies!
     
  19. jake-e-boy

    jake-e-boy No mas

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    Rage or ambush, you could do a Scandi if you only fish when wind isn't an issue but then you won't be fishing much on the D