Pros: Affordability, durable, great casting rods.
We're always a little apprehensive when a new rod comes along, and when the rod is inexpensive, it makes us think twice. Like most veteran anglers, I thought the Temple Fork rod would make a nice back-up rod. After two years of fishing just about every TFO model, the old standard names are still resting in the rod rack. It really is amazing that you can get this kind of durability, quality and performance at this price.
It was a bold move by Rick Pope and TFO to realize what was permanently etched in our minds and persuade us to change the way we think about fly rods, and the success was achieved not by a huge advertising campaign, but by putting the rod in our hands and letting the rod do the talking.
I feel it only fair to say that I do sell the rods and I can tell you that you wont see a single blemish in the finish. The TFOs are a rod that I can recommend with confidence, and after two years of never having one of these rods returned for any reason, Im convinced they are a durable rod that is going to provide you with years of enjoyment along the river and one that you will be proud to own and recommend with confidence. If your thinking about getting into fly fishing, now is the time! Its no longer going to cost you your life savings for a great casting rod.
The Contented Angler