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FS: TFO Deer Creek 15' 8/9

This is a lightly used rod that I bought (here on Spey Pages, lightly used) for fishing the Clearwater. Used it for one trip and decided I'm getting too old to wade and fish that river.

I'll include a barely used Ballistic Vector 9/10 line, 130' 650 grains--recommended by Lee Davison for this rod and it casts very well on this rod.

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If someone wants a very full action rod the original DC is good because overall it is very soft and very strong. Cutting its soft tip 6 to 10 inches shorter make it easier to cast heavy lines when line starts to accelerate sooner and then stronger butt section bends deeper. Cutting tip also lessens tailing loop tendency when tip which is immediately straight with line is not there sending wave to fly line.

Soft tip on Skagit/Long Belly Spey rod is only a nuisance but if rod is designed fast action and rod butt is stiff then cutting tip usually make it difficult to cast wide range of fishing distances but there are rods which tip can be cut and they just improve and DC is one. When new DC came and originals production ended I bought 14' #9/10 and 15' #8/9 blanks and this 15' #8/9 I build 14ft and it is very proggressive #10/11

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I gotta bump this! I was the first owner of this rod and I don't totally agree with the above. It's a strong light rod with a strong tip and handles longbellies with ease. This is the rod that opened doors for me in distance and proved to be insanely versatile. Has a lot of snap with lighter lines and a grain window you could drive a truck through. Far from soft but forgiving.

I've used heavy and light Skagit tackle on it, short to long scandi heads including fullsinks, and spey bellies from 3-5X rod length. This rod will do all that and handle a DT with authority. I miss that stick.

Designed by Bob Meiser and Mike Kinney. I think this rod and the 13'7/8 are the twin sweethearts of the Deer Creek line. Best single-modulus long rods I've ever cast.


Somebody who wants to transition to longer rod/longer lines needs to leap on this, it's an awesome rod for a guy on a budget and a good backup rod for the rest of us.
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Can it work as a back up for my back up

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I gotta bump this! I was the first owner of this rod and I don't totally agree with the above. It's a strong light rod with a strong tip and handles longbellies with ease. This is the rod that opened doors for me in distance and proved to be insanely versatile. Has a lot of snap with lighter lines and a grain window you could drive a truck through. Far from soft but forgiving.

I've used heavy and light Skagit tackle on it, short to long scandi heads including fullsinks, and spey bellies from 3-5X rod length. This rod will do all that and handle a DT with authority. I miss that stick.

Designed by Bob Meiser and Mike Kinney. I think this rod and the 13'7/8 are the twin sweethearts of the Deer Creek line. Best single-modulus long rods I've ever cast.


Somebody who wants to transition to longer rod/longer lines needs to leap on this, it's an awesome rod for a guy on a budget and a good backup rod for the rest of us.
I agree, it (and the MKS) have about the strongest, stiffest tips in a given weight class. That’s part of what causes them to bend deeper down. If that is “softness” it is a very special, powerful kind of softness. As for cutting the rod tip back - heresy. Much better to find a rod with an action you appreciate more. I had a new guide complement me on the “smoothness” of my spey casts, but the whole time I was totally thinking “it’s more the MKS than me”. But I think there is a difference between smoothness and softness.

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