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Old 03-06-2012, 09:40 PM
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sorry i didn't see the $400 budget. I guess i am just a jewelry guy on rods. but some of the budget priced sage rods are pretty nice. Just another option for you to look at.
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Old 04-28-2012, 03:06 PM
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I ended up buying the tfo 4wt bvk as a package (rod ,sa gpx line, store brand reel made by lamson) and am very happy with the deal.fished in local canal for mayans and small peacocks and it handled better then I fish. Can't wait for my week in GSNP at the end of june
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:50 PM
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I think you made a great choice...

My 8'9" 4wt. is my go-to rod for the mountains. Good luck next month!!

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Old 07-27-2012, 06:04 PM
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After asking advice and weighing my option I'd like to say how pleased I am with the tfo bvk. My week long trip in the park had me fishing many of the streams,abrams,tremont,little river along the road and above elkmont ,little pidgeon and a mess of of spots.The rod and the gpx line worked great for me and I improved my casting by stepping up to a better rod then my previous bass pro shop rod
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Old 07-27-2012, 11:23 PM
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Good choice on the BVK. I have this rod in a 5wt and am really impressed with it. Makes me look a little less like a newbie on the stream...
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Old 07-28-2012, 05:45 PM
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I have my 4 wt 8.5 foot BVK lined with 5 wt Rio Gold. I am not a great distance caster but I can really get it out there with that rod and it's current set up. Not sure how it would cast with 4 wt line.
I've only over-loaded 1 rod (from 5wt to 6wt) but it was an extremely stiff rod that could handle it. If you went back to 4 wt you would actually be able to cast it farther.
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Old 07-31-2012, 03:28 PM
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I am also a TFO fan.........I have also used their warranty, due to my own stupidity and clumsiness, and have had terrific results......I am not dissing the upper priced brands by any means.......I would like to invest in a sage one.........if only I could shake the "bamboo" monkey off of my back!!!!!!!! It's a slippery slope my friends............
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:50 AM
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I am looking to upgrade my 4wt fly rod and would appreciate some advice not from a sales rep. I currently am using entry level package rods from basspro.I cast well with them but am interested in a faster action. Winston offers a vsl in my price range but have not been able to find reviews.Also tfo has a few models. I'm thinking 9' 4pc any recommendations?
one Winston rod was all it took for me to know I was never buying another! And I have one that was actually built by Winston. Look at Loomis, Sage, or Scott. The Echo Carbon rods are much better than most rods under $300, but if your looking in the $700 range the Loomis is the way to go. I own five four weight rods and find myself using a Scott G series 80% of the time
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