Deer Creek (5/6-wt.) Rods for Bonefish

The TFO Deer Creek series of rods is getting good praise (and time on the water!) from Nervous Waters Fly Fishers in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Here is a follow-up excerpt from one of Clay’s posts on the 5/6-weight Deer Creek Spey rod:

Nervous Waters Fly Fishers in Hawaii have been making good use of the DC series of spey rods for bonefish. Photo courtesy Nervous Waters Fly Fishers.

Nervous Waters Fly Fishers in Hawaii have been making good use of the DC series of spey rods for bonefish.
Photo courtesy Nervous Waters Fly Fishers.

“The TFO Deer Creek 12’ 6” 5/6, not surprisingly, maintained the same “good rod” characteristics of its bigger bro the 13’ 6/7.  Easy loading, nice feel throughout the cast, and (most importantly) very forgiving.  It conked repeated long casts effortlessly as all good bombing sticks ought to.  The Deer Creek 5/6 is probably physically lighter than the 13’ 6/7.  It has to be as it is a lighter line weight and shorter rod.  I didn’t notice any difference in “lightness” between the two when casting them.  Going strictly by fatigue factor, both are effortless to cast and cast all day.  Not to mention super fun too.  d loop fire, d loop fire, d loop fire, and a multitude of fancy pants line flailing to get to the point of d loop and fire… what could be more fun than that!” 

Clay at Nervous Waters Fly Fishers has been doing some creative write-ups on chasing bonefish with long rods. For the complete posts, check out http://goo.gl/d0kKA 

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One Response to Deer Creek (5/6-wt.) Rods for Bonefish

  1. narwhal says:

    Soooo…where is the info on using this spey rod for bonefish?

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