WHAT TFO Switch Rod should I choose?

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  1. bigtroutchaser

    bigtroutchaser Active 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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  6. David Dalan

    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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  9. Josh

    Josh dead in the water

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    I love my Deer Creek rods. So there you go.
     
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    Matthew LeBret Active Member

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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.
     
  11. underachiever

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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

    bigtroutchaser Active Member

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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.