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Thread: Upgrading Equipment (Please Advise)

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteCz View Post
    I completely agree on the TFO. I have one and they have a great warranty (I won't rehash my story from last year, but they are a great company!).

    If you fish in the park, you may want to look at a 4wt or even a 3wt (I have a 3wt). But the important thing is to cast'em before you buy one and see which feels best.

    Also, if you fish in the park, spend more money on a good fly line than a reel. If you fish in tailwaters or large streams (with big fish) then you should look at getting a better reel...

    My setup for the park: 7'6" TFO Pro ($149+$20 for the rod tube), SA GPX Line ($64) and an SA reel ($29), for a total of $262.

    If you do any hiking, get a 4pc, with a rod tube. I'm also looking at the 8'6" 3wt (or 4wt) for my next purchase for the park. The longer rod while possibly harder to keep out of the trees will allow me to keep more line off the water...
    why buy a tube ? life time warranty. who cares if it gets broke NEW ROD EVERY TIME

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    Default Wow! Much Better

    Thanks to all of you for the advice and it was worth it.
    I went to LRO Saturday and I decided on a TFO 4pc 5wt 8'.6" rod with an Orvis 5/6 reel. The Bar Stock II was out of stock.
    The setup felt so good and I couldn't believe how light everything was.
    I took my new setup fishing Monday afternoon, and even though I caught no fish I could believe howmuch better the TFO and Orvis equipment worked compared to my old Bass Pro outfit.
    I have to say I love the 4pc I can safely store my rod underath the nack seat of my truck and no one nows its there.

    Again
    Thanks guys.
    There is no greater fan of fly fishing than the worm. ~Patrick F. McManus, Never Sniff a Gift Fish, 1979

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    Brookfan- You got a great setup from LRO. Take some pictures and show off your new toy!!

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    Default New TFO Rod and Orvis Rell

    There is no greater fan of fly fishing than the worm. ~Patrick F. McManus, Never Sniff a Gift Fish, 1979

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    Default Posting Pictures

    Well the picture may not be the best quality but I did figure out how to post them.
    There is no greater fan of fly fishing than the worm. ~Patrick F. McManus, Never Sniff a Gift Fish, 1979

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    Congrat's on the new outfit, now you have a good excuse to go fishing more

    Grumpy

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