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NEW TFO Mangrove Series Fly Rods

post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
Flip Pallott helped develop them.


They have the TFO TICR coating.

Other than that , can not find info on weights, or sizes or weight of each stick.

Anybody have any info on these?
post #2 of 19
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post #3 of 19
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Originally Posted by crunch View Post

Not rods, just blanks for "out front" two handers biggrin.gif
There's 24'2'' five piece for Jim biggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gif
post #4 of 19
Mangrove. Species specific?

Mike
post #5 of 19

Based on the name, if I had to guess, short and super fast, strong butt sections, good fighting and lifting power.

 

Think Redington Predator, or Sage BASS series of rods. 

post #6 of 19

NVM apparently they are 9 footers in the 6 to 12 weight ranges.  250 bucks according to the TFO press release

post #7 of 19
From the TFO web site:

Mangrove sticks were first seen in my mind’s eye from the poling platform of my skiff as I watched anglers struggle with fishing casts…realistic fishing casts within sight fishing distances.


Many saltwater fishing opportunities are fleeting and require timely presentation of fly to fish. It’s not really so much the number of false casts required to close the deal as it is how quickly the angler can begin to feel the fly line and shoot the fly into the area of awareness of a fish.


The rod and the casting abilities of each angler have EVERYTHING to do with this. Super technical, magnum taper rods are not always the right choice for all anglers in real fishing situations. A rod that anglers can feel and that can re-present a fishing cast (especially along shorelines) is what is often needed. This is the genesis of the Mangrove family of TFO rods; they are, very simply, fishing tools that have been developed slowly and carefully in the crucible of real, honest fishing situations…not on a drawing board!

Grab hold of a Mangrove Stick by TFO and see just how much trouble you can get into……..


Flip Pallot


The Mangrove series is available now in 9 foot 4 piece configurations and in weights from 6 through 10 plus a 12. All are priced at $249.95 and they feature TFO's legendary Unconditional Lifetime Warranty.

Sounds to me the Mangrove series are slower, full flexing with no overlining needed to accomplish the flats two-step cast.
post #8 of 19
My word, my BS meter was off scale. Do rod makers actually think we believe all this marketing hype. Unless you are fishing a broom stick of a rod a std Salt water fly rod is good to go.

The problems are not the rods but the Guys holding them.

Mike
post #9 of 19
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Originally Posted by Mike Oliver View Post

My word, my BS meter was off scale. Do rod makers actually think we believe all this marketing hype. Unless you are fishing a broom stick of a rod a std Salt water fly rod is good to go.

The problems are not the rods but the Guys holding them.

Mike
Mike, that's silly. Why would you need skill and practice to cast a fly rod? I think they've just made the perfect rod, anybody can cast it, any distance, with any experience level - and for only $250. No more double hauling here! Whew!


Maybe it's just a super forgiving (moderate?) blank that can handle an overline or two? No idea, but I won't be chasing one anytime soon
post #10 of 19
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Originally Posted by sightfisher View Post

Sounds to me the Mangrove series are slower, full flexing with no overlining needed to accomplish the flats two-step cast.

That's what it sounds like to me. Another choice for people that might not prefer a superfast stick.
post #11 of 19
One day I saw these so I was kidding earlier and did not know there are Mangrove rods also

TFO/Mangrove Push Poles:
14'9"- includes 3 sections/2 ferrules/tip and crotch
19'6"- includes 4 sections/3 ferrules/tip and crotch
24'2"- includes 5 sections/4 ferrules/tip and crotch


post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by crunch View Post

One day I saw these so I was kidding earlier and did not know there are Mangrove rods also

TFO/Mangrove Push Poles:
14'9"- includes 3 sections/2 ferrules/tip and crotch
19'6"- includes 4 sections/3 ferrules/tip and crotch
24'2"- includes 5 sections/4 ferrules/tip and crotch




Now I know why we call you Guys "Crazy Finns"

Mike
post #13 of 19
Thread Starter 
i think I am going to buy one of these.

Thanks for your participation.

Maybe if TFO priced their rods at 800 plus more of you would like them.

And if they included a tube. lol
post #14 of 19
With today's rods there aren't many bad rods, just better. The Helios is great for not just fly fishing, but old fly fishers with arthritic joints who may not be able to swing a heavier rod all day. I getaway just fine with the tfo lineups, echos, etc. hope you enjoy the rod
post #15 of 19
Hunt for Blue,

I hear that a lot but there are rods out there that are not great still. If you have been around long enough you can tell if you have a sink pretty much right after you pick a rod up. But so many still buy blind and get caught out.
Mike
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