Re: tfo signature rods
I recently went to my local fly shop to take a look at 4 wt rods, but decided to try a seemingly light 5. Although I have several expensive rods, I am somewhat anxious to cary them into rough surroundings. I shook several rods in the shop, but went outside to cast a few. It was a very windy day and i am somewhat of a novice caster. I tried several TFO rods, and I wound up taking home a TFO Professional Series II 5wt, 9ft. The feel when I wiggled it did not seem nearly as appealing as the higher priced rods. It did not seem as sensitive, and generally felt heavier (although the actual weight is too close to call). However, it seriously outcast the others with regard to distance and casting comfort, and seemed to suite my casting style much better. Literature indicates that it will pick up line off the water better than many of the more expensive rods as well. As a bonus, it was economical and has one of the best warranties in the business.
Bottom line-- If it costs less and cast better, why not try it.