Re: TFO TiCr X 5wt
I totally agree with the suggestion of "over lining" the rod. My experience with many TFO rods is many are under spined. Meaning you can step up a line wt.
The heavier line will "slow" the rod a bit making beginning casing easier. Not sure what kind of fishing you do but my sons are 'fair weather" fly fisherman. For them I use 'bass bug" or "salt water" taper. These make short casts easy and fun.
Just got a used 6wt Axiom that is a great 7wt rod. Seems too stiff & un-responsive with 6wy but once with a 7wt it is great.
I suggest a cheap line and wear it out practice casting on the lawn. Just a few casts each evening will make the whole process much eaiser once on the water. You can get good "practice" qaulity lines on sale on-line in the $25-30 range.