Originally Posted by jackd001
I'm thinking of buying a TFO finesse 3 weight and don't know which size would be better to buy. A 8'9'' or a 7'9''? The 8'9'' just seems a little long but a 7'9'' might sacrifice range. What do you guys fish on small spring fed creeks?
ps any ideas on a good relatively cheap reel for this rod? The Allen trout series reel seems good, I've only heard amazing things about Allen & Co.
I have more or less the exact rod you are looking at. The TFO Finesse 7'9" 3wt. It is paired with a ross flyrise reel. I really enjoy the rod. I have caught hundreds of rainbows, grayling and dolly varden on it. Plus some pink salmon and a 40in pike. It has done everything I have asked of it and more. Just invest the $20 in the rod tube because TFO doesnt include one.
If you want to cast past 50ft, look elsewhere but it handles great for me close in.