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Old 08-03-2009, 01:45 AM
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I got my first TFO rod the other day at Sportsman's Warehouse in Wasilla. I just can't believe how awesome this thing is for the price. I got the 4wt. Lefty Kreh Finesse series 8'9" and its handled fish I wouldn't believe and casts like a dream. I've been using it to fish for pinks but have accidentally hooked into a few 8 lb chum and a huge 12 lb sockeye and this rod handled them like a champ. I never would have imagined that it would take that size fish buy it has. I wish I'd had my good camera on me but its been raining so much so this was the only picture I've gotten to snap. I know its a crappy picture but it was my old point and shoot and I was in a rush to get the fish back in the water. I didn't weigh this one but it was still a good size red.
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AKJay: Thanks for the report, I would never have thought a 4wt would be up to handling that size of fish, must be a really nice rod.

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Old 08-04-2009, 02:26 PM
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I took it along yesterday fishing for pinks and silvers and I swear the largest pinks I caught were on that bad boy. I never would have believed they would hold up to that.
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I'm not shocked to hear that about the rod, TFO makes great casting, tough rods for nice prices.

That reel looks like a Okuma Sierra. As long as you're catching serious fish, I'd make sure to keep it very clean or upgrade to a bit better reel. The Sierra has exposed roller bearings that turn on the spool spindle that could sure get fouled up if some grit gets in there. (from, ya know, a mud puddle or something)
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Old 08-04-2009, 09:53 PM
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That reel looks like a Okuma Sierra. As long as you're catching serious fish, I'd make sure to keep it very clean or upgrade to a bit better reel. The Sierra has exposed roller bearings that turn on the spool spindle that could sure get fouled up if some grit gets in there. (from, ya know, a mud puddle or something)
Haha, good call on the reel...and ya, I know its not the best but it does the job. I've been really sure to clean it very well after it touches anything other than my case. I may end up upgrading before long but for now it does the job.
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Also Kudos---TFO makes a great lineup of rods. I only use TFO rods for myself and clients. Here is what I caught on my 8'9" 4wt. finesse rod.
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27" Brown weighing in the 8 pound range. Caught on a size 18 red brassie I tyied and 6x tippet.

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What line are you using on that rod? I have the 7'9" 4 wt. Finesse Thanks.
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TFO also supports Project Healing Waters, so your support enables them to support us as well!
I have fished with their rods before and have to say they are a very good quality rod for the price, no doubt!
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