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TFO Conventional Rod Review

Guest Blog by: Will Dykstra 2/20/2013

I will be the first to admit that over the years I have evolved into a little bit of a "Rod Snob." I would only fish one particular brand of rod and paid for the name. That doesn't mean they weren't good rods, they just were a little more expensive than I could afford, but I bought them anyway. Was this a mistake? Who knows, but I will say this, I could have spent less and not sacrificed quality.

I will be up front and say that I am sponsored by TFO rods, and I would not have selected them if I did not think they were a good stick. What impressed me more than anything with these rods was the price tag, I picked up a TFO Signature Series rod and thought for sure it was a $200 fishing rod. The rep told me," try half of that!" I then picked up the Tacical Series 7'11'' Swimbait rod and felt like I was holding a rod that was way out of my price range. Wrong again, this rod was only $50 more than the Signature Series rod.

Okay so what makes them so special other than the affordability? Many of you have seen G. Loomis rods for a long time, well Gary Loomis is the brains behind TFO conventional rods and is designing his best stuff so far. There is a rod for everything from panfish to muskies to steelhead. Pack rods, travel rods, you name it, TFO is making it.TFO also has a limited lifetime warranty as well.

I am not one to push products for the heck of it, I want anglers out there to know that there is a rod that has the latest and greatest design technology at an affordable price.

Will Dykstra is a Colorado Native who has a relentless obsession for Muskies and Northern Pike. This obsession has led to him becoming a senior predator guide for Tightline Outdoors. Over the years Will has fished many bodies of water pursuing toothy critters. This pursuit has allowed him to take tactics learned while fishing northern Minnesota and Canada and applying them to lakes and rivers in Colorado. The majority of fishing that Will does in Colorado is spent chasing Tiger Muskies, Northern Pike, Smallmouth , Largemouth, Lake Trout, and all other species of Trout. Will is currently the President of the Colorado Chapter of Muskies Inc. Will is sponsored by Blade Runner Tackle, Red October Baits, Tuf-Line,P Line, EGO nets,and Muskie Bumper.
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Member comments
Coloradomrg, CO   2/20/2013 10:29:12 PM
I picked up a pack spinning rod after last years ISE, I love it and will be buying another TFO rod this year to use on the boat.
AZXplant, CO   2/21/2013 7:04:07 AM
I have two - one ML for walleye jigging (awesome rod) anda salt water series 6'6" rod MH for laker fishing. I haven't spent enough time with the laker rod, but I love the quality and sensitivity for the price. As my needs grow - I'll look to these rods first.
Will Dykstra
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