I am new to fly fishing. I was told to get a TFO rod to start with. So I did. It works great for me. Another good thing about them, they have a "free" repair service on their rods. Youi just pay $25 fo shipping and handleing and they will repair the rod and send it back. Lucky for me their office is less than a mile from my work. I had broken my. Called them up and asked if I could just come by and drop it off. They said come by. So I did and they replace the broken section for me right then for NO CHARGE.
I will probably never fish more than 20 -30 days a year (just don't have trout much in Texas) so I will probably always buy TFO rods when I get a new one.