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Re: New Offering from TFO

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This thread is stupid. Its full of stupid. TFO's cash in is wickedly smart in cashing in on stupid.

The only "blue printing" they're talking about is splining the rod.

Beyond that, you're able to shave off how much of a fraction of a nanometer of clear varnish over the cloth? And you expect some elite rod maker is able to tell you how that will make a difference in an unfinished rod that lacks all the crap you glue on it which changes the dynamic of the whole damned affair, anyways.

Why I'm bothering to say this is beyond me, because stupid.

"Blueprinting." Sweet Jebus. I bet you own a tactical fly rod.

Posted on: 2013/4/24 0:58
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Re: New Offering from TFO

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That's exactly what this blueprinting process is...

Post production altering of the blank to create a more efficient casting rod.


How about pre-production doing it right?

See Sage, Winston, Orvis, Scott, et al ?

Posted on: 2013/4/24 2:31


Re: New Offering from TFO

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Next thing you know Redington is going to come out with their custom line lol Seriously, if your going to pay over 500 dollars for a rod, why would you buy it from a bargain company?

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Re: New Offering from TFO

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That's exactly what this blueprinting process is...

Post production altering of the blank to create a more efficient casting rod.


Yeah and it's marketing nonsense. There's not a whole lot you can do after the blank is rolled and baked to alter it. Only two things really, and they both have potential trade-offs/

1) Build the rod according to spine. Which, on all but the best blanks is likely to roduce a rod that is not built on a straight axis. Thus your ultra-expensive TFO could look crooked when you sight down the blank.

2) Sand the blank. Could work, but the question is can you do this enough to alter the action of the blank without also compromising it.

TFO throws out a catch phrase like blueprinting to get everyone thinking about guys in labcoats with micrometers and microscopes. The beauty of this marketing blabber is that the improvements they claim can't be measured or noticed by the consumer. You have to take their word for it.

Posted on: 2013/4/24 8:10


Re: New Offering from TFO

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I don't like the looks of the grip....yuck.

Posted on: 2013/4/24 9:39
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Re: New Offering from TFO

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Actually the blueprinting process was something that was developted independent of TFO. It was being done for some time. The TFO Custom rods just came about over the summer.


"Doing it right like sage, Winston, orvis, Scott"
All of which have been beaten out by Asian and TFO rods in the Yellowstone shoot outs and other independent rankings. Also those production rods reach 50% more than the 500 custom TFO.


Lots of doubt being thrown around with no factual basis
Funny that the critism is price, only to bandwagon on the expensive brands. Nothing based on performance.

Remember when sage wanted 1300 (500 upcharge) for a ONE with upgraded hardware?

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Re: New Offering from TFO

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"Doing it right like sage, Winston, orvis, Scott"
All of which have been beaten out by Asian and TFO rods in the Yellowstone shoot outs and other independent rankings. Also those production rods reach 50% more than the 500 custom TFO.



#REALTALK

BVK>>>Sage, Winston and Scott


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Re: New Offering from TFO

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Remember when sage wanted 1300 (500 upcharge) for a ONE with upgraded hardware?


Yes, that's just as stupid as this thread.


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Re: New Offering from TFO

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Translation for the non-hipsters:

Every rod that doesn't look like it was crafted out of the handle of a hobo's bindle=stupid.

Posted on: 2013/4/24 16:04


Re: New Offering from TFO

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penkev- My Phone Messes Up The Spelling And CapitalizEs Every Word, I Don't Know How To Fix It. I Own, And Have Built A Lot Of Rods, Own About A Dozen, Have Built Probably 15 More. I Have No Experience With The Hardy. I,May Not Be The Best Fisherman, But I Know A Lot About Graphite And GlaSs Rods. I Am On A Scott Kick Right now. I Have 8 Graphite Scott PowR Plys And One GlaSs Powr Ply. I Own Or Have Owned Or Have Built onSt Croix, Loomis, Sage, Orvis, Lamiglas, Batson, Dan Craft,Fenwick, All Star, Tiger Eye, Cts (paddock), Steffen, kabuto And More Private Label No Name Blanks. Below Is a Handfull I grabbedand Took A Pic Of. The Ones Out Of The Case Are The Paddock And Kabuto. I Stand By My Statement That Us Made Blanks (An Cts, And Probably Gatti) Are Far Superor To Asian Made Blanks, Case Closed Cw.

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Re: New Offering from TFO

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Moon please let me know if you ever were gonna sell any of those rods!

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Re: New Offering from TFO

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I Sold Two 2 Months Ago, If I Sell Any More I Will Let You Know For Sure. My Advice Is To Buy Any G You Can For Under 300 For Multi Piece And 275 For 2 Piece. Even If You Dont Like Them, You Wont Have A Problem Gstting Your Money Back When You SellThem.

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Re: New Offering from TFO

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Any "G" ?

Posted on: 2013/4/25 6:02
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