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  1. Default TFO Pro 9 wt or Ross Essence FS 9wt for Salt/Big Game?

    Hey guys, Im building up a salt/big game outfit for my trip to Hawaii in June as well as to have for around here for Bass and Striper.

    I am looking at a 9 wt between the Ross Essence FS or the TFO Professional. I have a TFO Pro 5 wt and love it, but I have seen rave reviews about the Ross Essence FS rod and thought I would give it a try and save a little money at the same time.

    Any thoughts on these two?

    Whatever I end up with is getting an 9/10 Allen Alpha II mounted on it

    Any help deciding would be much appreciated!

    Thanks,
    Jason

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    Default Re: TFO Pro 9 wt or Ross Essence FS 9wt for Salt/Big Game?

    In that price range I'd sooner have an Echo ION.
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    Default Re: TFO Pro 9 wt or Ross Essence FS 9wt for Salt/Big Game?

    Quote Originally Posted by mtbrider405 View Post
    Any thoughts on these two?
    For your application, I would prefer a faster rod. Cast both of these rods to see which one works best for you. Then cast something faster like a TFO BVK, Redington RS4 or CPX, or Echo Ion. Whichever rod feels best casting for you is the one you want.

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  4. Default Re: TFO Pro 9 wt or Ross Essence FS 9wt for Salt/Big Game?

    Both of these rods are listed as medium fast action. Is that just "not fast enough"?

    -Jason

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    The Echo Ion is listed as Medium Fast+ and the TFO Pro and Ross are medium fast.

    That means the Echo Ion is faster?

    Thanks for your help in getting this sorted out.

    -Jason

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