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  1. Default Question on the TFO lefty series rods

    I'm returning my BPS 270 combo this week ( 5 wt ). The reel is just a POS. If it gets any water on it the dang thing just locks up.

    TFO Pro or Finesse series
    I'm planning on buying a TFO rod, one of the lefty series rods. My question is what is the difference between the pro and finesse.

    I'm still a newbie to flyfishing. This will be trout rig used mostly at trout parks and some stream/lake fishing.


    Once again thanks for all the great info on this site !!!

    BTW, I'll need a new reel but so far I have been very happy with my Lamson Kontic on my 3wt so I may just buy another one of those

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    Default Re: Question on the TFO lefty series rods

    Hi hammer84,

    You have discovered one of the problems with buying a low cost combo outfit. The reels suck and the fly line is not always very good. If you already have a Konic reel why don't you buy a second spool and use the same reel?

    The Pro series TFO rods are a med-fast rod and is a very good all around rod. I think the Finesse rods have a slower action and are better suited to small stream or dry fly fishing. I have not cast a Finesse Rod but some of the forum members have them and like them.

  3. Default Re: Question on the TFO lefty series rods

    thanks for the reply !!

    I need to go fight with basspro tonight and I hopefully will have something resolved.

    You have discovered one of the problems with buying a low cost combo outfit. The reels suck and the fly line is not always very good.
    I understand but it was a ~$275 combo, not high dollar, but I was expecting something much better.

    I don't mind having a second reel so I will most likely pick one up.

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    Default Re: Question on the TFO lefty series rods

    Professional series = medium-fast action
    compared to the Finesse, it has a slight advantage in casting distance and turning over weighted nymph rigs

    Finesse series = medium action
    compared to the Professional, it has a slight advantage in casting closer-in and delicate presentations for dry flies

    Of course, those aren't the only reasons for choosing either rod. Both rods can cast good distance, and in the hands of a competent caster both can delicately present dry flies and both can cast nymph rigs. I personally prefer medium action rods because the slower action fits my casting stroke better, so I have two TFO Finesse rods, the 3wt 7'9" and the 5wt 8'9".

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