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    Picked up my new TFO BVK 5wt 10ft today, all 91 grams of it. USPS is pretty amazing!

    First impression is that it is very LIGHT, swing weight is flippin brilliant for a 10ft'er, and the action feels spot on for me casting a 5wt sci-ang GPX taper. I really like the plain finishes, and the cork quality seems very decent. On Sunday I hope to test it out on some foosh.

    Next week the second part of the equation arrives - Ross Evo LT2 (2 of them, actually). 220 grams, so they should suit the BVK perfectly. Gotta love online shopping and US prices
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    Awesome!! Getting a #10 blank in a few weeks! Great to hear you are happy with that rod!! Shot!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by smallstreams.co.za View Post
    Awesome!! Getting a #10 blank in a few weeks! Great to hear you are happy with that rod!! Shot!!
    I still want that VXP 6 weight we discussed Just maybe not in 10ft now.

    We'll chat before the end of the year I suspect
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrahamS View Post
    I still want that VXP 6 weight we discussed Just maybe not in 10ft now.

    We'll chat before the end of the year I suspect
    Neil says it's a great #6 in a 9'0 if I remember correctly.

    Important thing now it to christen that BVK
    Mario Geldenhuys
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    That's the plan for tomorrow
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    Talking about christening a rod. The girlfriend allways looks at me funny when I pick up my rods for a seesion and I say "come hear my boys, lets go".

    Enjoy it.

    Brian
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    For me it's extremely important to breathe life into your new gear - it's a very emotional thing for me, especially if it's something I made or built up for myself or someone else. It's a "dead" object until there is life attached to it in some way. Weird, I know ....
    Mario Geldenhuys
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    Well, the new rod is christened and I'm officially a convert to 10ft rods. WAY better for nymphing, and I really enjoyed casting longer lines for largies with it too. The BVK has a superb action. I packed it away after lunch and took the 3wt for a spin, and bumped into a 2.2kg largie while nymphing Great fun though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrahamS View Post
    I still want that VXP 6 weight we discussed Just maybe not in 10ft now.
    Graham - it is a fantastic rod but so is the 9ft. Got my Dad a 9ft and myself a 10ft and they are both very impressive, but to me the 10ft 6wt is special!
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    Quote Originally Posted by briansflyfishing View Post
    Talking about christening a rod. The girlfriend allways looks at me funny when I pick up my rods for a seesion and I say "come hear my boys, lets go".

    Enjoy it.

    Brian
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