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Old 07-25-2008, 07:17 PM
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Default TFO vs. St. Croix

Ok, need a recommendation...

Temple Fork Outfitters Lefty Kreh Series One Fly Rod 5wt 2pc

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St. Croix Triumph Fly Rod 5wt 4pc
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Default Re: TFO vs. St. Croix

St. Croix Triumph.
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Re: TFO vs. St. Croix

St Croix,I just bought a TFO 10 wt I used one day and returned it,I dident like the action,no rod tube or hook keeper,for 275.00 you should at least get those items.

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Default Re: TFO vs. St. Croix

Well thats 2-0 for the St. Croix....making it a pretty easy decision for me aren't ya guys
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Default Re: TFO vs. St. Croix

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Ok, need a recommendation...

Temple Fork Outfitters Lefty Kreh Series One Fly Rod 5wt 2pc

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St. Croix Triumph Fly Rod 5wt 4pc
I havent fished a st croix, but my understanding is St Croix's are made in the USA, do you want to support a company whose blanks are made in korea and rods are made in korea (TFO), or one who to my understanding you would be supporting American jobs? Now Rick Pope is a awesome guy and they have a awesome warranty, but....
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Default Re: TFO vs. St. Croix

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Ok, need a recommendation...

Temple Fork Outfitters Lefty Kreh Series One Fly Rod 5wt 2pc

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St. Croix Triumph Fly Rod 5wt 4pc
Is the ST Croix really made in the USA tho? The tfo is only $89, I dont see how St Croix could compete if made in the USA
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Default Re: TFO vs. St. Croix

the St. Croix Triumph is made in China. Every rod has a "made in China" sticker on the bottom.
Just pick the rod off the rack and see for yourself.
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Default Re: TFO vs. St. Croix

bought one (same wt.) several years ago. It's ok, but not a rod I go to frequently. I usually use it on a small stream and when I need a short rod. It;s pretty nicely made and for that I have no complaints. My main rod here in Central PA. is one I had made for me by a local rod maker. It;s an 8' 6'' 5wt. I really like it. There are others I use, but this is the one that never leaves the trunk of the car. Silver Doc
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Legend Elite, Legend Ultra, Legend Tournament, Legend Inshore, Avid, Premier, Tidemaster, Wild River - USA
Reign, Triumph, Premier Ice Rods - China
Legend Fly Reels - England
Avid Bait Casting Reels - Japan
Avid Spinning Reels & Premier Reels (Except Model 750) - Thailand
Premier Spinning Reel Model 750 - China
Premier Fly Reels - China

The Triumph is made in China. It comes with a 5 year warranty. If you could afford it, step up to the Avid. It comes with a Limited Lifetime warranty. However, the TFO comes with a Lifetime, "No Fault" warranty. The guys at St. Croix are excellent to work with and I have four (4) of their rods. Two (2) spinning outfits and two (2) Fly rods.

I was lucky enough to find a 8', 4wt Avid that was never used for $100.
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I also recommend upgrading to the Avid. You will not regret it.
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