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ruggerfly 04-26-2013 09:47 PM

Just looking for opinions about TFO BVK & Professional 8-9 wt rods (8--9 ft). I typically like a more medium action rod, but I am willing to listen to all opinions (I'll cast before buying--I'll use it for salmon, striper, & reds). Price is not a big factor (so if there is another brand you really like, then list it). Just wanting a new rod for larger fish.


Grumpy 04-26-2013 10:32 PM

The TiCrX might be a better rod for salmon over the two you've mentioned, rated for lifting power.


David Knapp 04-26-2013 10:47 PM

I'll second Grumpy's suggestion. I use a TiCrX 7 weight and love it. I've cast the BVK though and really like it as well...

ruggerfly 04-26-2013 10:48 PM

Thanks Grumpy. I'll take a look at the TiCRX. Only misgiving on it was that is more fast action.

ruggerfly 04-26-2013 10:55 PM

How does the TiCRX handle larger streamers/weighted flies?

Grumpy 04-27-2013 06:51 AM


Originally Posted by ruggerfly (Post 105859)
How does the TiCRX handle larger streamers/weighted flies?

Several years back, i was fortunate enough to take 2 high end fly rods out Striper fishing & an X.
Throwing a sink tip & larger flies, i was totally surprised to find the X out performed the high $$ rods, at least in my hands, mileage may vary as they say.


ruggerfly 04-27-2013 08:05 AM

Thanks for the info Grumpy & David!

David Knapp 04-27-2013 07:12 PM

Ruggerfly, I have thrown heavily weighted streamers for trout, stripers, and musky on the 7 weight TiCrX and it did great for all species. Here's a striper I landed on it...

flyred06 04-28-2013 02:29 PM

I use the professional 2 in a 7 and 9 wt for salt water striper and any other larger fish. I love those rods. The only rods I like more is the sage one rods but they are 5 times the price but I feel 5 times the rod also. But the professional rods are great rods for the price. The bvk has a lifting weakness. I know a guy who had a bvk replaced 6 times for breaking. One of those times was just lawn casting

stevee71 04-28-2013 07:37 PM

I bought a TFO Proffesional recently and love it.

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