Temple Fork Outfitters Lefty Kreh Finesse Fly Fishing Rods
TFO is good for the $
I own several higher end rods and often feel guilty when deciding to make the investment knowing how many other priorities there are, so this time around I thought I'd try to compromise with a much smaller investment. So far, other than some minor aesthetic qualities, I believe this to be every bit as good as the higher end rods. A buddy and I traded, my TFO 386 and his Sage One 490 while fishing recently and I couldn't wait to get my rod back in my hands - got spoiled - and I feel badly that he invested so much more than I did (still love Sage though)!
July 9, 2013
alot of fun!
landed a 14in rainbow on my first day and it was quite a fight. the casting took a little getting used to, but that's mainly cause my other main rods are a 5wt and a 3wt. the flex on this this 1wt is great, you can feel it down to the base section. great rod!
March 24, 2011
Have an 8’ 9” 4wt Finesse overloaded with 5wt line, a 6wt Sage SLT and a 5wt TFO TICR. The Finesse has an action similar to the SLT. In terms of casting ability, accuracy, mending, presentation and ease of handling, it feels almost as good as the Sage, but of course lighter in weight. There is a difference, slightly in favor of Sage, but comparing a 6wt and a 4wt is a little difficult. Comparing it to the TCR wouldn’t make sense because of the different actions.
I used it on some narrow high mountain creeks and beaver ponds and presentation is smooth and very controllable. It’s easy to maneuver with in brush.
Would a high end rod be better? IMO, the price break wouldn’t be worth the slight performance gain. Let's put it this way, I don’t ever see myself needing to upgrade the Finesse rod. Have caught many fish on it and love it. The green color and red, wood reel seat, with double locking rings, is very attractive, too. It’s going smallmouth fishing this weekend!!
August 10, 2007
Exactly what I wanted.
I purchased the 4wt. rod as a Christmas present to myself. On January 2nd I caught two browns, about 2 lbs each. The rod performed well and it was priced right for the beginner fly fisherman. I am very happy with the rod and will likely purchase another in a heavier weight.
January 13, 2015