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Old 12-24-2010, 04:11 PM
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TWO PROBLEMS SO FAR WITH TFO RODS.

1) stripping guide ring came apart--corroded from use in salt water.
This was on a Jim Teeny 9' 9 wt. Rod rinsed after every trip.

2) cork on above rod started to come apart. Factory replaced it.
Same thing is happening to replaced rod after using about 20 times.. Feels like grit.

Yet, I still like the rods for their casting ability.
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Thanks for the input everyone.
Sounds like most folks speak highly of them . It should be here around the end of the week so we will see...
My current "nice" rod is a 8'6" 6wt "White River Conservationist" that I picked up used last spring. What little fishing I did last year was with it, so we'll see how they compare.
Thanks again for the input all.
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Vance,

when spring gets here we will get together and I'll bring some rods and reels. You can try some of what I have to see if you think one is better than the other. I have some in 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 weights. Some are bamboo some are graphite but to me all the wood feels the same except the little flea rod, and all the graphite seems the same just different weights. They all seem to cast well so I am sure the rod you just bought will work just fine.

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I have a TFO Pro 9' 4# and a TFO Pro 10' 5# and I love them both. I have rods from Cabelas, Sage, St. Croix and Scierra. I take them all when I go out fishing, but usually I only use the TFO's. The 10' is my favorite for nymphing and the 9' for dry flies. Simples, you did good
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Default Re: TFO Pro Series. Maybe a little late to ask...

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TWO PROBLEMS SO FAR WITH TFO RODS.

1) stripping guide ring came apart--corroded from use in salt water.
This was on a Jim Teeny 9' 9 wt. Rod rinsed after every trip.
This is interesting. I have a 9' 10 wt using it heavily the last few seasons, especially in tidal water with lots of glacial silt. I havent had an issue, I am wondering how you store them and if you live in the salt water environment.
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2) cork on above rod started to come apart. Factory replaced it.
Same thing is happening to replaced rod after using about 20 times.. Feels like grit.
Cork seems to be the weakest link in all rod asthetics.
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Yet, I still like the rods for their casting ability.
I own 4. They have met my casting needs and the only issue I have ever had involved a car door. The warranty deparment has been quite helpful. Throw in the price and I have been very content with TFO.
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Well my new toy came in the mail today & looks like a beauty. It is as new except that you can see a little handleing on the cork. All in all I'm tickled!!!
Now I just need to wait a few months till the water gets soft...
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I have a 9 ft 6 wt TFO and it is a great rod. I think TFO makes great products and they tend to be a few dollars cheaper in my neck of the woods. I recently bought a 4wt Scott and was a little concerned about if it could handle a bigger fish if I happened to get into one. Saw a you tube video of a guy with a 25 inch rainbow on a 4 wt that managed just fine. I think that I have underestimated what 4, 5, and 6 wts can handle. Short answer is I think you've got a fine rod there and it will do what you want it to.


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Thanks..

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Whoops.
Disregard what I said and go with Frank and Joni. They have a ton of experience.
I thought that I might have gotten a song and dance from the fly shop since they were out of the line that I wanted, Rio Gold, in my wt.


Dag-gummit...........I can't keep anything straight today. I don't even own a TFO Professional, LOL.... It's a TFO Jim Teeny, and is fast action. My apologies Vance, and everyone. Now I have to apologize to the fly shop for thinking bad thoughts........dag-burnit. Glad that I checked.
Jimmie,

Definitely apologize to the fly shop - they gave you great assistance. I had the Rio Gold on a couple of TFO Jim Teeney rods,and the soft Rio Gold line coating will NOT stand up to regular use on a fast rod. I switched to the SA-GPX and have had no further line breakdown issues (cracking, hinging, etc).
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