TFO Signature II Series Fly Rods offer astounding performance. According to the legendary Lefty Kreh, these 2-piece medium fast action rods are great for beginners through all skill levels. Rods boast smooth, progressive tapers that load fast but with the reserve power needed for distance, line speed and loop control. TFO Signature II Series Fly Rods feature a lustrous dark green finish, AA grade cork, oversized stripping guides and matte black aluminum reel seats with double uplocking rings designed by Lefty Kreh. Rods 6 weight and lighter feature hook keepers and half-wells grips, while 7, 8 and 9 weights have comfortable fighting butts and full wells grips. A rod sock is included. The complete outfit includes the rod of your choice, a Hobbs Creek® Large Arbor Fly Reel, weight-forward floating fly line, backing and tapered leader.
Rated 5 out of 5 by mholton Great beginner rod
Just bought this rod and as a beginner find it a great rod for a beginner as well as an experienced fisherman. Rod/reel seems of pretty decent quality. It also comes with a no questions asked LIFETIME WARRANTY which is what really sold me. I would definitely recommend this combo.
April 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by SDevos68 First Fly Outfit
I received this outfit as a Christmas gift last year and I have to say, with no instruction, no classes, the rod helped make it a successful first year fly fishing. A friend bought a lesser combo from a competitor at the same time and wasn't able to get the hang of casting all year. The rod communicated great when the line would load up, and it would unload smooth and accurate. I can't say how many casts I was able to put right where I wanted it to be. I like it so much, I'm thinking about getting another one of these rods in a 3wt to take backpacking for brook trout.
As for the reel, the very first time it got wet, the retrieve became a bit gritty and hasn't improved since. I haven't actually had to fight a fish with it, since I didn't hook into a fish larger than about 17" rainbow trout, but I think that would be a downfall.
Overall, if I actually had to use the reel as a reel and rely on the drag, I might have rated it differently, but since it pretty much is just a line holder, I rated it purely on the line/leader/rod, hence why I gave it 5 stars.
April 14, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by beerfisherman reel needs upgrade
bought combo oct 2011 for salmon/steelhead on the salmon river in NY. rod faught countless fish well. the reel on the other hand didn't fair so well. couldn't get the drag set right from the start, so set loose and palmed nearly every fish i faught.fished 36 hrs and faught over 30 fish and the drag is already shot. will return reel to have checked out but buy the rod on its own and match it up to a better reel.
January 29, 2012