I'm probably going to focus on flies in the 4-8 size range. I have an 8wt but I don't want to wear my arm out and I also want to be able to cast into reasonable winds. This would be in the Aransas Pass/Port A area most of the time.
TexasFlyaker wrote:The mini mag is a heavy duty rod that really does well from a kayak in thick cover. Its shorter length makes it feel light too. However it is an 8wt all day long. The Mangrove is a nice 8wt and provides good feel when casting. If you like the action of the Mangrove and wanted to stay with TFO, then you should look at the LK Legacy or the Mangrove Coast. The Mangrove Coast will be very close to the original Mangrove while the LK Legacy will be a little faster. The Mini Mag is a little difficult to compare do to the shorter length, but I would say the Axiom-2X has the same powerful butt with the ability to make longer cast. If you have the opportunity to cast these rods, you might look at the standard Axiom-2. These rods have been overshadowed by the A2X but provide great feel and accuracy. They are slightly faster than the LK Legacy and are also the lightest rods TFO offers right now. Even the 8wt has a very low swing weight. This is a write up about 7wts and compares the action/power of the different TFO models. https://tforods.com/why-you-need-a-seven-weight/
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