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Old 04-07-2014, 03:26 PM
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About to buy a new set up and i think i am going to go with the TFO BVK 5 wt ,and either mangrove or BVK Rod. Whats some of halls thoughts
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I am not personally familiar with the rods you are looking at, but a 5 wt is a good all around rod for many types of fishing. What do you fish for?

You will probably get more replies and help if you post your questions in the General Fly Fishing Discussion Section.
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HubCity: I moved your thread to the General Discussion area, hopefully you will get more responses. I haven't used either of those rods, but they get good reviews.

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I live in Lubbock tx. A ittle saltwater got a 8wt for that. But mainly New Mexico and Colorado, got buddies with cabins on the San Juan monster browns I have heard!


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I'm not familiar with either rod but have heard good things about the BVK rod.5WT is a good all around rod to me for trout.
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Welcome to the forum,

Sorry I can't help with your question.......

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Welcome to the sport! I love my TFO rod and the price was reasonable to boot. 5 wt. is a good place to start but don't worry, you will soon have more rods than money anyway.
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Good weight and I have the same rod, a good rod for the money.
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Default Re: new to fly fishing

I have not personally cast one of the rods you're looking at, but I've seen where quite a few people have bought them and been very pleased. This is mostly from reviews from people that have them at several different locations.
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Old 04-10-2014, 07:21 AM
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I fish a BVK 5wt about 90% of the time. I really like the way I can still cast in lots of wind. It has the backbone to turn a big wild Cutt and still can drop a dry with some finesse. Some people complain of breaking. I don't really know how they are doing that. I've put this rod through some rough stuff and even fell down a couple times (I'm fat and clumsy...lol) and it is solid as a rock. I fish straight 5WT WFF and it fishes fine but some claim a half-weight heavier is better.

It has a great warranty and service is fast and hassle-free. Great rod for the money.

Are you planning on getting a BVK reel? I honestly think you would do better with something else. For the money you would be better served to get an Allen Trout II or Kraken. I'm not so impressed with the BVK reel.
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