This rod is exactly what I had hoped for. I will use it for Salmon starting the end of this month. I have used Loomis rods for a number of years and after receiving my TFO 905-2 casting rod I was amazed at the overall quality of this rod. It actually feels like a Loomis and it casts like one too!
I have already taken it out for some testing and I'm totally pleased with it. The blank is light as a feather,has lot's of energy and it feels like it has plenty of backbone, as well.
I casted 7/8 and 5/8 ounce spinners with a Shimano Chronarch reel with 15 lb.test line and found that it casts long and straight and really feels comfortable to hold and cast.
What a great value for 1/3 the price of my Loomis rods.
I bought this rod because my brother had gotten one for his retirement. He let me use his once and I was impressed wtih it. It is 9' 6" but that gives it better control for when you get a fish on the line and bringing it to the net. Casting is also impressive and gives double the length than I had with my previous rod. I recommend this rod very much to the trout fisherman out there.
I picked up the 9' med action rod and can not recommend this enough. I have been a Loomis fan for years, but my main rod will be this TFO rod. Great sensitivity and a super solid backbone. Absolutely amazing for 1/3 the cost of a Loomis. I could not be happier!