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TFO Soft Hackle Rod

by Okieflier
(Mustang, OK)

I bought the TFO 11'6" Soft Hackle rod as a Christmas present for myself with my wife's permission of course. I finally had an opportunity to use it twice this week. Once at Lake Tanneycomo in MO. and this past Saturday at Broken Bow, OK. I caught a 12" rainbow at Tanneycomo swinging a size 18 midge. I caught the 18" rainbow pictured at Broken Bow on the spillway creek using a size 16 hybrid prince nymph with a tan size 18 zebra midge below it. What a hoot. Not sure which fly hooked the fish because it came out once the fish was in the net. The rod did very well handling this trout.

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Feb 24, 2014
TFO Review
by: Bob

Thanks for the review, been waiting to hear about this rod.

Feb 27, 2014
by: brad

What line did you find that you liked with rod?

Mar 02, 2014
Tenkara Line
by: Okieflier

I have been using the Moonlit Fly Fishing furled leaders. I have a Shogun 9' fluorocarbon and the Silver Creek 10.5' monofilament lines. I attach a 4 foot 5x fluorocarbon tippet to the tippet ring. I have also attached a small "indicator" to the furl portion of the mono line. Both cast well.

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"Be sure in casting, that your fly fall first into the water, for if the line fall first, it scares or frightens the fish..." Col. Robert Venables 1662

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The hooks are sharp.
The coffee's hot.
The fish are slippery when wet.

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