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attila 02-24-2013 11:11 AM

9' 6wt ?
Looking at the 9' 6wts for bigger water and streams for smallmouth and trout. Ive got it down to the TFO Pro II,Echo Carbon and Echo Solo. Any input ?

dpreller 02-24-2013 11:58 AM

Re: 9' 6wt ?
im not sure about the other two but the echo carbon seems to be well liked. checkout flyshop closeouts .com yhey had them for 89 bucks i think recently.

biggie_robs 02-24-2013 12:26 PM

9' 6wt ?
I have a 6pc 9' TFO Pro 6wt, and I really like it for bass. I don't know how that relates to the Pro II, and I have no experience with the other rods. Sorry, I guess I'm no help.


pete a 02-24-2013 06:53 PM

Re: 9' 6wt ?
IMHO the TFO Pro II 9' 6wt on sale at quite a few places for $100ish is a real bargain.

Got it for my oldest son which has become his go to rod for everything. He's caught bass to almost 3# and a myriad of brim (bluegill). When I actually get to use it I understand see why. It has a Med Fast action that is quite smooth and with WF6F can throw 75' with no problem.

TFO's warranty is the best, we've "car doored" this one and they fixed it very quickly for only $25. For a dad with 2 sons fly fishing thats a lots of doors and fly rods TFO's bullet proof warranty is huge.

Pete A.

PS.: might try the TFO Signature too as I love my 9' 5wt.

woodrivertroutbum 02-24-2013 09:39 PM

Re: 9' 6wt ?
Echo Carbon. Not only are they cheaper on clearence but they add a tube which for me, adds to the value. I have a TFO Pro 8' 4wt and my wife has the Echo Carbon 8' 4wt and I like them both about the same.

45srbest 02-25-2013 08:35 AM

Re: 9' 6wt ?
Not sure what your looking at price wise, there are a few places offering Winston 9' 6wt GVX rods at quite a discount.

sweetandsalt 02-25-2013 01:03 PM

Re: 9' 6wt ?
Last season I replaced my TFO BVK #6 with an ECHO3 #6. It may not go toe-to-toe with a 6-weight ONE (the best) but is a darn fine rod. The similarly mid-priced Rise Level Series #6 is another contender for most quality and performance for the dollar.

attila 02-25-2013 03:43 PM

Re: 9' 6wt ?
Well I picked up an Echo Carbon. I hope I did good. I'm second guessing already,lol.

attila 02-26-2013 07:57 PM

Re: 9' 6wt ?
It got the better of me. I returned the Echo for a TFO Pro II 8.6' 5wt. 9' 6wt is just way more rod than I need. Thanks all. :)

barham 03-10-2013 06:42 PM

Re: 9' 6wt ?
I bought a Sage Flight 7wt 9' (discontinued, now Sage Response) on ebay for $150.00. I love it for bass here in Texas.

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