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    Default 9 weight to eight weight

    i have a tfo bvk 9 weight and i want a tfo bvk 8 weight and i dont want to buy another rod is there anyways to exchange them

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    Default Re: 9 weight to eight weight

    You have my curiosity up, why would you want to change such a minute thing as 9 - 8 in the same rod. I have a nine in Graphite and an eight in bamboo, this is not apple to apple but they are both a big heavy rod. I would guess that if I had an 8 in the same model as my 9 (graphite) I may not know which was which unless I read the label. I mean same age rod, same reels, line, etc. I don't believe I would notice the difference between them until I drooped to a 7.

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    Default Re: 9 weight to eight weight

    None that I know of, unless someone wants to trade.
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    Default Re: 9 weight to eight weight

    i want to trade the exact same rod for just one weight down

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    Default Re: 9 weight to eight weight

    Try an ad in the classifieds.

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    Default Re: 9 weight to eight weight

    well i have a 9 weight line so i want somehting lighter but not so light that i can cast

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    Default Re: 9 weight to eight weight

    I recently went on a redfish trip. i brought my TiCrX 8wt, my buddy brought the same model rod in a 9wt. There was a very visible difference between the two rods. It was clear the 9 was made from a much heavier blank than the 8, with a much thicker diameter butt. The difference in casting the two was very evident too. I wonder if the BVK exhibits the same feature changes...??? I'll contact my rep and see what he says.
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    Default Re: 9 weight to eight weight

    Quote Originally Posted by mrfzx View Post
    I recently went on a redfish trip. i brought my TiCrX 8wt, my buddy brought the same model rod in a 9wt. There was a very visible difference between the two rods. It was clear the 9 was made from a much heavier blank than the 8, with a much thicker diameter butt. The difference in casting the two was very evident too. I wonder if the BVK exhibits the same feature changes...??? I'll contact my rep and see what he says.
    Agreed. The blank used on the 9wt TiCr and the X is an odd blank. It's much closer to a 10 than an 8. Someone posted on another BVK thread that their wife throws a 9wt BVK and it's much closer to a true 9wt. If that's the case you won't notice much difference in the 8.
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    Default Re: 9 weight to eight weight

    whoops! my bad......clicked the post button too may times!
    Last edited by mrfzx; 12-08-2011 at 09:06 AM. Reason: duplicate posting
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    Default Re: 9 weight to eight weight

    Did you buy the rod from a local fly shop? If so, maybe they can work out a deal. If you bought it from a big box like Cabelas, they do have a liberal return policy (something like 90 days). If it's older than that, sell the sucker, but avoid ebay: they charge SOOOO much in fees!!! Ask me how I know.

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