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Thread: TFO Flyrods - explaining the range

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herman Jooste View Post
    Bump, come on Guys, I would even take an 8 or 10 weight, as long as it's 10ft and a BVK.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan View Post
    Hi Herman, I dont think they do 10 footers in the heavier rods. If i remember correctly they may go to an 8wt but not beyond in that length.
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    Herman, can I ask why you want a 10 foot in a heavier rod? Dont get me wrong I love my 10 footer in the 5wt and I know Gerrit used to use 10 foot 7 wt for largies at one point but when you get to the higher weights I am not sure they are best suited. Due to the extra length you definitely lose a bit of the fighting grunt compared to a 9 foot of the same rod which in a 9 or 10 wt seems necessary. 10 footers are excellent off a tube or boat which may be why Gerrit like the 10ft 7 wt...
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    Absolutely correct. I would also suspect that the 10 foot 7 wt might be designed with Highland style Loch fishing in mind.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan View Post
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    Herman, can I ask why you want a 10 foot in a heavier rod? Dont get me wrong I love my 10 footer in the 5wt and I know Gerrit used to use 10 foot 7 wt for largies at one point but when you get to the higher weights I am not sure they are best suited. Due to the extra length you definitely lose a bit of the fighting grunt compared to a 9 foot of the same rod which in a 9 or 10 wt seems necessary. 10 footers are excellent off a tube or boat which may be why Gerrit like the 10ft 7 wt...
    Last edited by Andre; 23-05-14 at 10:58 AM.
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