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tfo bvk #8 rod and cabela wlx reel vs. bvk reel

Postby slaterson19 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:31 pm

Hey I was interested in this package from cabela. What do you guys think of the wlx reel made by lamson? The rod and reel combo is dirt cheap but would I be wise to save up and get the tfo bvk reel? The tfo bvk rod and wlx reel with backing and fly line runs for 409 whereas the tfo rod and reel would cost around 500 without any line. I would probably put 8wt line on the reel.
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Re: tfo bvk #8 rod and cabela wlx reel vs. bvk reel

Postby bhorsley » Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:01 pm

before you buy check out the redington rods and reels--many prefer the over the TFOs nice prices and great fishablity
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Re: tfo bvk #8 rod and cabela wlx reel vs. bvk reel

Postby slaterson19 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:12 pm

Do they have a lifetime no fault warranty?

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Re: tfo bvk #8 rod and cabela wlx reel vs. bvk reel

Postby bhorsley » Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:32 am

of course
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Re: tfo bvk #8 rod and cabela wlx reel vs. bvk reel

Postby Emerson » Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:02 am

I got 10 Redington rod/reel combos for my local fly club. Two of which are 8 weights....the combo price was $210 for rod, reel, line, leader, backing, case. You can cast them a mile....Sarah used that 8 weight at a fly show to demonstrate casting to the public! I have used the 8 weight for bass and stripers in the Chesapeake. Now...I would not take the reel somewhere to catch, large albies or tuna but it worked fine. It is a super starter fly rod, reel! I do not know where you fish locally but for smallmouths, small stripers...purrrrfect!

Use this for awhile....save up to get another reel.....thenyou have a back-up then the insanity begins.....buy 13 weights, 3 weights..who knows ;)
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Re: tfo bvk #8 rod and cabela wlx reel vs. bvk reel

Postby meatstick » Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:45 pm

I own 4 Redington rods ... all were purchased as "back-ups" for trips.
Funny, but I now fish them more often than the primary rods they were
supposed to replace.

I broke the 10 wt on the chine of a Pathfinder once. Had a replacement
back to me in 5 days ... not kidding.

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Re: tfo bvk #8 rod and cabela wlx reel vs. bvk reel

Postby Junebug » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:00 am

I had a Redington 8 wht tip broken off by a fellow fishing with me several years ago. I sent the rod back hoping to get the tip replaced. Surprise! They sent me a brand new rod that was a later model and better rod than the one I sent them for repair! I was a Happy Camper! :D
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