Originally Posted by christianfishn
hmm ill think about it thanks, i saw you live in ohio, so do i. where at? could you give a brief review of the tfo pro?
The rod that I offered is the FINESSE series; however I have fished with both. My first real fly rod was the TFO PRO 9' 5wt. It is a great all-purpose fly rod with a medium-fast action. I picked it up as a pretty inexperienced caster and found that it did everything very naturally for me. It was soft enough to feel it load, and stout enough to throw some pretty large streamers without giving out on me. I would call it VERY all purpose, and beginner friendly. It is NOT a rod that you will outgrow anytime soon. Unless you just get the itch to switch gear, you can fish with the rod for years and be happy with it. I used mine for 3-4 years before I ended up getting a second rod.
The finesse is a little slower action rod than the PRO. In my opinion, it also is very easy to feel load and is a pleasure to cast. It really excells at nice finesse casting for a 5 wt. Roll casts great. It will throw some bigger streamers, but it is not a rocket launcher; won't easily throw size 2's into the wind, neither will the PRO for that matter. Both of these TFO's will throw size 20's up to size 6 with ease.
I'm in Portage county...Kent/Ravenna area.