Re: TFO BVK or Mangrove?
I pointed up a couple of my fishing buddies with TFO BVK #9. Their skill ranged from novice to tragic. They all manage to get what they need out of it. In fact the novice caught his first fish on fly on it a great GT and then back it up with some queenfish and golden trevally. It is a great rod and a good price point.
I have no experience, nor know anyone, with a Mangrove. Sound great, would love to cast one side by side with a couple of the rods I own.
As suggested go cast both and see which one fits into your future the best.