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New Offering from TFO

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Posted on: 2013/4/18 18:51


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575 none of their rods are worth that IMO. You could buy the blank and customize it like that for half the price.

Posted on: 2013/4/18 19:54
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Re: New Offering from TFO

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575 none of their rods are worth that IMO. You could buy the blank and customize it like that for half the price.


agreed. tfo does certain things right, others not so much.

$575 TFO?

lol

Posted on: 2013/4/18 23:16


Re: New Offering from TFO

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exactly. I do have a few tfo rods and they are nice. But tfo is a budget minded company and that is just not so budget minded.

Posted on: 2013/4/19 8:40
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exactly. I do have a few tfo rods and they are nice. But tfo is a budget minded company and that is just not so budget minded.


much like when VW released a 120k luxury pseudo-supercar. know your place and do what you do well.

Posted on: 2013/4/19 9:40


Re: New Offering from TFO

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just bought a TFO on closeout for $99....stopped at Michaels craft store....$4.99 for paint marker to write my name on the rod. BOOM. Custom TFO at a fraction the price. I also took some wood grain contact paper and put it on the reel seat. Problem solved. LOL

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Re: New Offering from TFO

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Blueprinted? What's it do in a 1/4 mile?
Do they try to match sections for uniform action throughout the entire blank?
Seems that would make the rest of the "normal" rods questionable, as if the blanks didn't match up as well as the special ones.

Posted on: 2013/4/19 10:40
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Re: New Offering from TFO

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When I first moved to PA, I did some shows with them. When Lefty first jumped on board, I thought very highly of TFO. Over the years that changed dramatically. The blueprinted blank process sounds like more of their marketing BS.

Posted on: 2013/4/19 17:48


Re: New Offering from TFO

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500 For A Made In China Blank, Low Quality Cork And Burl Cork (Which Costs Less Than Regular Cork). Nobody With Any Knowledge Of Fly Rods Would Buy One. Id Take The Lowest End SaGe Or Scott Over This Rod If Both Were Offered At The Same Price. Junk.

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Re: New Offering from TFO

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I'd have to believe that the majority of sales for these models will be based on hype, "gotta have it" and / or having a stick that nobody else has.

I'm an admitted gear head. With that said, I don't get caught up in hype or trying to keep up with the Jones. There are many $300 rods that perform as good as or better than $700 rods. With more expensive rods you get name and usually some better hardware or better finish. All depends what you are looking for but I'd have to believe this rod will end up as the biggest turd TFO has ever laid

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Re: New Offering from TFO

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Funny
Lots of opinions and bashing of something that the doubters have 0 personal experience

Yes imported blank
(Does that even matter anymore? The imports consistently out perform their US counterparts)
But the rest of the rod (blueprinting, modifying, and build) is done by one of the best line/ rod builders in the industry...and each one done in the USA
Individually blueprinted and built to your specs


Posted on: 2013/4/19 23:44


Re: New Offering from TFO

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slumdumb wrote:
Funny
Lots of opinions and bashing of something that the doubters have 0 personal experience

Yes imported blank
(Does that even matter anymore? The imports consistently out perform their US counterparts)
But the rest of the rod (blueprinting, modifying, and build) is done by one of the best line/ rod builders in the industry...and each one done in the USA
Individually blueprinted and built to your specs



Ya, they are opinions. Everyone is allowed to have one.

Posted on: 2013/4/20 0:36


Re: New Offering from TFO

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slumdumb wrote:
Funny
Lots of opinions and bashing of something that the doubters have 0 personal experience

Yes imported blank
(Does that even matter anymore? The imports consistently out perform their US counterparts)
But the rest of the rod (blueprinting, modifying, and build) is done by one of the best line/ rod builders in the industry...and each one done in the USA
Individually blueprinted and built to your specs



Ya, they are opinions. Everyone is allowed to have one.

Posted on: 2013/4/20 0:36


Re: New Offering from TFO

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Jeez, our custom rods are a third of that price....

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Re: New Offering from TFO

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I'm thinking the TFO custom rod program might easily impress those not familiar with custom rod building. The photo on their page reminds me of a $40 Batson blank, pimped out with every cliched custom rod accesory they could think of.

Posted on: 2013/4/20 8:16



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