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Old 01-30-2005, 09:04 PM
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I recently bought a 9' 4wt TFO (new) for $150.00 from a local fly shop. It will be one of my "back up rods". I am quite impressed with it and was wondering if anyone had any experience with the TFO 11 wt rods?
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Old 01-30-2005, 11:18 PM
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If you like the Pro series wait till you try the TiCr Lefty Signature series, the TiCrX only goes up to a 9 wt but it is more like a 10. I`ll have a new one by spring when I want to throw the big stuff, that`ll be my 3rd TFO.
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Old 01-30-2005, 11:48 PM
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TFO series 1

Bought a series one 8 weight for Coho season, caught more Chinook than Coho but the rod handled fish into the mid forties. I was impressed enough to buy two TICRx rods a 6 and an 8 weight plus a nine weight two hander. Its nice to be able to buy rods that perform with the big guys but dont break the bank.




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Old 01-31-2005, 12:27 AM
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I haven't cast a TFO yet, but I do have the catalog. I intend on casting them this year. I'm looking for an 8wt or a 10 wt.

I hear nothing but "happy talk" about them.

The TiCr and TiCrX sound like my kinda rods!

How do the TFO's do against the other rods?
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Old 01-31-2005, 01:56 PM
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Arrow TFOooOOOOooOOmazing

For the money they are the BEST i know of.
The Professional Series ~$150 depending on weight are excellent and affordable. My buddy has an 8 weight that is very nice and ive cast the 6 and 10 but not an 11.

has anyone had a warranty claim with these guys yet? Im wondering how smoothly that end of their game runs
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Old 01-31-2005, 05:36 PM
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TFO replacement

A friend of mine through his own stupidity broke his 7 weight series one while landing a Coho last October. We went off to the takcle store paid the $25 shipping and handling fee plus taxes (have to pay that here in Canada) and left the store with a new rod. We were back fishing in under an hour.
The tackle store told us if they have it in stock they exchange it right away if it is not in stock it could take up to 10 working days.


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I recently bought a 9' 4wt TFO (new) for $150.00 from a local fly shop. It will be one of my "back up rods". I am quite impressed with it and was wondering if anyone had any experience with the TFO 11 wt rods?
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Rooster, 11-weight TFO's are only available in Canada. In the US, we must make do with just 10 & 12-weights.
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Old 02-01-2005, 08:52 PM
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Rooster, 11-weight TFO's are only available in Canada. In the US, we must make do with just 10 & 12-weights.
I wonder why 11wt TFO's are only sold in Canada. Then again, I've never seen 11wt flyline here in the states.
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Old 02-01-2005, 08:59 PM
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Thanks for the info. I wonder if any of our Canadian buddies have played with the 11 wt?
Anyone used the 12 weights?
I know some guys who brought some of the early model TFO 10 wts to the baja and used them for dorado and some smaller tunas. They had some breakage problems, but, from what I heard they should have been using heavier rods. TFO took care of them on the returns and I understand the new 10wt has a thicker butt section.
Any thoughts on the 12 wts?
Can't wait for May!
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Old 02-08-2005, 09:31 AM
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Haven't casted the 11 wt, but have casted the series 1, ticr, and ticrx. They cast really well, and have a great warranty.
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Old 02-08-2005, 10:18 AM
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Haven't seen the 11's or 12s but have cast the 8,9,10 TiCr. I like the way they cast but can't get over the diameter of the butt sections. The 9wt butt section looked like it belonged on a 12wt to me.

If this doesn't bother you it might be a good pickup. I think they are 4pc also which is nice.

Cast the T&T Horizon, Sage Xi2 and TiCR next to one another next time you go to a fly show. Pretty incredible performance for the $$.
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Bought a series one 8 weight for Coho season, caught more Chinook than Coho but the rod handled fish into the mid forties. I was impressed enough to buy two TICRx rods a 6 and an 8 weight plus a nine weight two hander. Its nice to be able to buy rods that perform with the big guys but dont break the bank.




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hey, i agree entirely about the tfos...they're the best bang for the buck! i recently purchased a ticrx in an 8 wt. and have been searching for a good but not overpriced reel to compliment it...any thoughts??
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Old 02-10-2005, 08:27 PM
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SA System II Large Arbour

Matched my 8 Wt ticrx with the system II LA 8/9 not too high priced drag smooth even when wet and will stop just about anything.



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Which sponsors of Flytalk carry these rods? I'm interested in the 10wt. Any ideas on a wt line for the 10 or a certain line?
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Old 02-11-2005, 09:49 AM
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OC,
I know Rodbuilders workshop, Baymen outfitters, and the Bear's den carry them.
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