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TFO Deer Creek Switch Rod
 
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TFODCSWITCHCOMBO4-I4 4110-4 TFO Deer Creek 11' 4 Weight Switch Rod - INDICATOR PRIORITY
$609.75
$499.95
TFODCSWITCHCOMBO4-S4 4110-4 TFO Deer Creek 11' 4 Weight Switch Rod - SWING PRIORITY
$590.70
$499.95
TFODCSWITCHCOMBO4-U4 4110-4 TFO Deer Creek 11' 4 Weight Switch Rod - UTILITY SETUP
$590.70
$499.95
TFODCSWITCHCOMBO4-I5 5110-4 TFO Deer Creek 11' 5 Weight Switch Rod - INDICATOR PRIORITY
$609.75
$499.95
TFODCSWITCHCOMBO4-S5 5110-4 TFO Deer Creek 11' 5 Weight Switch Rod - SWING PRIORITY
$590.70
$499.95
TFODCSWITCHCOMBO-U5 5110-4 TFO Deer Creek 11' 5 Weight Switch Rod - UTILITY SETUP
$609.75
$499.95
TFODCSWITCHCOMBO4-I6 6110-4 TFO Deer Creek 11' 6 Weight Switch Rod - INDICATOR PRIORITY
$609.75
$499.95
TFODCSWITCHCOMBO4-S6 6110-4 TFO Deer Creek 11' 6 Weight Switch Rod - SWING PRIORITY
$590.70
$499.95
TFODCSWITCHCOMBO-U6 6110-4 TFO Deer Creek 11' 6 Weight Switch Rod - UTILITY SETUP
$609.75
$499.95
TFODCSWITCHCOMBO4-I7 7110-4 TFO Deer Creek 11' 7 Weight Switch Rod - INDICATOR PRIORITY
$609.75
$499.95
TFODCSWITCHCOMBO4-S7 7110-4 TFO Deer Creek 11' 7 Weight Switch Rod - SWING PRIORITY
$590.70
$499.95
TFODCSWITCHCOMBO-U7 7110-4 TFO Deer Creek 11' 7 Weight Switch Rod - UTILITY SETUP
$609.75
$499.95
TFODCSWITCHCOMBO4-I8 8110-4 TFO Deer Creek 11' 8 Weight Switch Rod - INDICATOR PRIORITY
$609.75
$499.95
TFODCSWITCHCOMBO4-S8 8110-4 TFO Deer Creek 11' 8 Weight Switch Rod - SWING PRIORITY
$590.70
$499.95
TFODCSWITCHCOMBO-U8 8110-4 TFO Deer Creek 11' 8 Weight Switch Rod - UTILITY SETUP
$609.75
$499.95
TFODCSWITCHCOMBO4-I9 9110-4 TFO Deer Creek 11' 9 Weight Switch Rod - INDICATOR PRIORITY
$609.75
$499.95
TFODCSWITCHCOMBO4-S9 9110-4 TFO Deer Creek 11' 9 Weight Switch Rod - SWING PRIORITY
$590.70
$499.95
TFODCSWITCHCOMBO-U9 9110-4 TFO Deer Creek 11' 9 Weight Switch Rod - UTILITY SETUP
$609.75
$499.95
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Product Description:

RTF - TFO Deer Creek Switch Rods Setup and READY TO FISH

RTF - Ready to Fish! We want to make choosing the right tool for the job easy for you. Each of these systems offers distinct advantages. Read the description of each and decide which setup will give you the ultimate edge on your quarry!

1. UTILITY SETUP - This outift is for the angler that wants the most diverse line system that will allow them to do a little bit of everything. It features the new RIO In-touch Switch CHUCKER fly line. It is a one piece line with a shooting head style, but the long back taper to the head makes it great for all around fishing. You can overhead cast, mend, and even indicator fish at reasonable distance. While nymphing, once you get out there beyond 30' or so it doesn't mend great, however this is the best "all around line". This is our most popular setup. It doesn't quite offer the nymphing range of the INDICATOR PRIORITY setup, or raw distance of the SWING PRIORITY setup but is a great choice.

UTILITY SETUP Includes:


2. SWING PRIORITY SETUP
- This outfit is for the angler that simply wants a compact spey rod and likes to shoot line. This is a fun setup! We set this rod up with a RIO Skagit MAX Short Shooting Head and an OPST Lazar Line Running line. Mono running line adds 20% to your distance potential and makes long casts easier. It shoots big weighted flies with ease and is easy to cast for beginners and advanced anglers alike. This is a steelheader's dream! This line system shoots great and will make even the toughest spots seem easy. With the compact nature of an 11'6" two handed rod you'll be swinging flies when most other guys are trying to get their fly out of the tree behind them. It shoots line much better than the UTILITY SETUP.

OPST Commando Pure Skagit can be substituted here just let us know in the notes.

SWING PRIORTY SETUP Includes:




3. INDICATOR PRIORTY SETUP - This outfit is for the angler that wants to indicator fish almost all the time, but may want to spey fish with some very small lightweight flies. It is spooled up with a RIO In-Touch Switch Line which is believed to be the best indicator line for nymph fishing on switch rods. We include a RIO Spey Versileader to give you the option of tossing lightweight flies, but the priority here is drifting indicators.

INDICATOR PRIORITY SETUP Includes:



TFO Deer Creek Switch Rods have historically been our best selling switch rods at Red's. Currently we do sell a near equal amount of the Echo SR Switch Rods as well, they are also a great value so there is currently some competition. The TFO however are fantastic rods, tough, and launch an incredible amount of line. The TFO Deer Creek bends deep and is a very fun rod to cast bringing great joy with the angler rears back, loads up the rod, and launches their fly line across the river with ease. In the sub $400 price range for a person that wants a nice flexible rod and is primarily spey casting, this rod is a GREAT choice.

What are the differences between the Echo SR Switch Rod and the Deer Creek?

These are both great rods, and our best sellers in the "middle class" of switch rods. They are affordable, high performance, and tough. We like each one equally and if you get a chance, cast them side by side. You can do this if you ever get a chance to visit our riverside shop and lodge. For most this won't be possible. The Echo SR Switch Rod is a couple of inches shorter, slightly lighter, and more "tip oriented" on the casting. It is a slightly better single handed casting rod. It is also better for anglers that favor a Scandinavian style casting stroke. If you don't know what that is don't worry! That just means it is a shorter faster casting stroke.
The TFO Deer Creek Switch Rods are a bit more of a Spey Rod. They load deeper into the butt section of the rod and seem to launch line a bit further especially with sinking tips and bigger flies. Does this mean the Echo won't perform the same tasks? Golly no, it just means that if your goal is to exclusively spey swing especaially for some winter steelhead then get the TFO. Both are great choices, don't sweat it!

TFO Fly Rod Warranty

Lifetime warranty. If you break the rod a repair fee will apply and the customer can send it directly into TFO for fast service and they will replace the rod or the broken section as fast as possible.

Switch Rod Uses and Species

We have used switch rods for almost everything. Steelhead, Silver Salmon, Chums, Sockeye, Pinks, large trout, Stripers, and other species in the 5-20 pound range. The most popular species is by far steelhead and this is what made switch rods famous. They can cast sink tips with spey casts, or you can set up a strike indicator and dead drift flies as well on the same rod. Since it will cast like a spey rod or a single had fly rod it can make the transition into 2 handed casting fairly seamless.

Echo ION Fly Reel

The Echo Ion Reel is a bargain. It is probably worth twice as much. We have found the Echo Ion to be dependable, and an incredible value. The Echo Ion has a sealed drag, and the Ion is perfect for somebody that is spey fishing for the first time or is on a tight budget. The 7/9 and 10/12 that will hold the largest two-handed spey lines with plenty of backing. ECHO ION reels have stainless steel internal components and are primarily designed for fresh water use. They can be used in the salt providing extra care is taken to clean and lubricate them after each day on the water.




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Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 3 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
 
Great system - Cork So-So June 23, 2014
Reviewer: Eric Koshinsky from Saskatoon, SK Canada  
I am VERY happy with my new 7wt TFO Deer Creek switch rod, the Echo Reel, and Ambush line.  I'm still learning the whole switch/spey casting thing, but that in itself is rewarding.  Casting single handed this rod has added 20-30 feet to my casts (with normal line).

I've only used the rod 6 times or so, and I've already landed 2 large pike with it (1 over 15 the other over 25 pounds).  The system handled them perfectly.

The service I have received so far has been better than excellent.  Very prompt, considerate, thoughtful, and most importantly helpful.

My only issue is that the cork on the upper handle is not great on my rod.  Out of the box there was a large (1.5-2 inch x 1/4 inch) slice missing, and after 4 days on the water a 1/4 inch round piece fell out.  Sadly they are exactly where my hands grip the rod, so I always feel them.

Despite this, I would recommend this rod/reel set-up, and buying through Reds without hesitation to anyone considering a switch rod.


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  4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
 
great service-great set-up September 11, 2013
Reviewer: lifesadrag from Calgary Canada  
This is an great little switch set-up,I pretty much new what I was getting as far as the DC goes but I was excited for the Ambush line and curious about the Ion.
The Ambush is simply awesome,I will be putting it on my SH set-up for sure and the reel is rock solid,for the price range it comes in at you can't go wrong and have no doubt it would compete with reels priced at twice as much or more.
The guys at Reds were awesome to deal with and went above and beyond to get this kit on my doorstep.Truly top shelf customer service
Easy 5 stars all around

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
 
Good set up and easy to use May 3, 2011
Reviewer: Tim C. from Richland, WA  
I bought this because it was all set up and I didn't have to make a lot of decisions.  What line to use?  what tip? what rod? what grain weight?

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