Recently I picked up a TFO 12"6' 8/9wt in a trade, with the intention of giving it to my grand-son. Today I took it to the Vedder lined with a 9/10 Mid-Spey, and it casts like a rocket, even though I thought it was slightly overlined. Anyone looking for a back-up rod should take a look at these. They are hard to beat for the buck. I'm going to start looking for a 15'.