TFO Spey rods - anyone try or own them?

Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by Richard E, Feb 28, 2006.

  1. fredaevans

    fredaevans Active Member

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    Mike! Very good to see you here on the board.:thumb:

    Mike knows his stuff and a good man to drop your dimes with. The TFO rods are a very good value, very good casting rods and an even better "price point." Good proof that you don't have to spend a lot of money to get into the "2-hander game."
    Fred
     
  2. Brent Comer

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    I got one of these babies from Red Shed. Poppy will take care of you. I cast a Delta Spey 9/10 cut and looped for tips (by Aaron RRA). I think it's a great rod for the price. :thumb:
     
  3. ChrisW

    ChrisW AKA Beadhead

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    Actually it is the custom series. I recently switched from an 8/9/10 WC to the 7/8/9 WC, and I think I am happy w/ the results. 6/7 Delta on an 8/9? Wow, either CND is over-rating or Airflo is under-rating.

    I think he was reffering to the CND. But if this is true, then the TFO 6126 would not be too much of a change from the CND 13' 8/9?

    :confused:

    I have cast a Sage 6120 and I liked the feel as a lighter rod companion the CND. The sage is out of my range though... 7 bill$.

    CW
     
  4. Red Shed

    Red Shed "junkyard spey"

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    I believe I said I was referring to the CND 13' Expert. The CND 1308 Custom is another animal and has a lot more power. A great rod!

    I don't believe either of the above are correct. Some people just like a lighter load. I can tell you the numbers on the blank are only a starting point when matching lines on two handers.

    The CND Expert 1308 and the TFO 12'6"-6wt will both cast the same lines quite nicely.
     
  5. narwhal

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    What about the TFO rods in between teh 14' 9wt and the 12'6" 6wt? Isn't there a couple of 8wts? They woul dprobably work well for smaller steelies wwhere the 9wt is a bit big.

    narwhal
     
  6. Voyagertwelve

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    I went to the TFO demo days event at Fishy Business in Olympia yesterday and Dick had a prototype that was really cool, it was two bottom sections for a TiCRx 8wt 9' top three sections. In other words you take the two bottom sections and ad the top three sections from your (or in this case my) TiCRx 9' 8 wt and you have a 5 piece 13' 8" spey rod that has a traditional action. I picked up one of his reels that had an 8 wt airflo delta spey line on it and had a great time. I will definately be giving this an on the water try at Sandy. This combo outcast anything I had tried from TFO and I have liked their rods very much in the past
     
  7. jhorton

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    voyagertwelve, I think that when you add the two bottom sections you actually end up with a 5-piece rod that is 11'3". I would try it with some lighter spey lines as well, make it a bit less, " Traditional."

    Anyways, glad you got to try it.

    By the way, the same two bottom section will also work with the TiCrX 7-weight, and either combo is pretty nice for overhead casting as well. I used the 7-weight excusively on a steelhead trip this winter and really enjoyed it. It is an awesome nymphing rig.

    Jay Horton
    Advisory Staff
    TFO Fly Rods