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Taylor, FFF Master fly casting instructor:
the very first thing that came to mind as I cast my way
through the 5 to the 14 weight TiCr rods was that I never
knew a fly rod could be this good. I never dreamed it
was possible. After 30 days of almost daily evaluation
and fishing, my opinion stands. Lefty writes still another
chapter for us all."
- Gary Taylor
STANIC qualified casting instructor, gave the following
assessment on the Professional Series:
a STANIC (Trout) qualified casting instructor and as a
result have had the opportunity to cast with hundreds
of different fly rods, from budget models to some of the
best in the world.
Every now and then in the world of rods a product such
as this emerges.
Although having heard the hype, I went into testing the
rod with an open mind.
I had chosen a favourite length and aftm, 9ft #5.
This model has the advantage of being 4 piece. So as well
as being easily transportable, it hides away nicely in
the boot of the car.
When you take the rod out of the quality velvet rod bag
it instantly looks and feels different to many others
out there on the market. For a start the rod has a matt
black "anti flash" finish. Upon assembly you
notice that there are small blue dots to align the sections.
That saves a lot of squinting up the rod with one eye
open every time you put another section into position.
The graphics are subtle and readable.
This model has a reversed half wells smooth cork handle,
which befits a rod of this size and rating. Two stripper
rings are on the second section, helping guide the line
on its way up to the tip, via lightweight snake rings.
The whole thing only weighs 3.8 oz.
Once fitted with a reel there is no "tip heavy"
feel at all, which I have noticed on other four piece
rods from time to time.
To the water
As soon as
a few yards of line are out on the water you immediately
notice the crispness of the rod.
A roll cast is effortlessly performed which lands accurately
where the tip is pointed. The loop is tight, there is
no bounce in the line and the turnover is good. Hang on
a minute, this rod is only £120!
More line out, and an overhead cast. The rod is smooth,
responsive and very fast to recover but moreover it wanted
to cast more line. Once again the loop is tight with no
more effort on my part.
More line out, this just gets better. Watching the back
cast I see that the rod is transmitting the power so smoothly
that the fly line glides backward in a damn near straight
line, with that tight loop again at the end. Prepare for
forward cast, point and shoot. Sweet! This sort of recovery
in a rod of the price range is nothing short of exceptional.
I happen to know that Mr Kreh was an integral part of
the development team at Sage so has brought his credentials
along to Temple Fork Outfitters.
You have got
to try one of these rods if you are in the market for
a new tool this year.
tell me that they will be available for testing at Chatsworth
Angling Fair this May on the Salmon and Trout Association
a very enjoyable afternoon with this rod and then
- Tony Scott
the first woman certified by the FFF as a Master fly casting
instructor, has fished these rods for the past two years.
Kreh Professional Series communicates exactly what it
wants you to do. The load and the moment of turn over
is transmitted seamlessly to the driver"
Hughes, APGAI casting instructor, told us that:
fortunate indeed to have handled and cast one of the first
TiCr rods to reach the shores of the British Isles, and
proud to say that I now own a 5 weight. What a super piece
of kit , it answers the demands imparted into the blank
with ease and to perfection, when you try one you will
be amazed at the quality, when you compare that quality
to the price it is offered at you will wonder, HOW ON
EARTH HAS THIS BEEN DEVELOPED IN THIS PRICE RANGE?, well
it has! and it is seriously good! Leftys done it
again, good on you!"
customer John Taylor remarked on the Professional Series
rods are performance bargains. If you covered up the markings
and fittings you'd think you where casting a Loomis GLX.
The 9wt Professional has the beautiful light, crisp, progressive
performance normally associated with high-end rods. I
know I own a range of Sage, Loomis and Scott rods. Trust
me just try one..."
- John Taylor
Cullen, Tacklebargains customer, was:
delighted with the Temple Fork Lefty Kreh TiCr 7 wt I
purchased from you. The best fly rod I have ever bought.
It is well made with super ferrules and handle. The rod
casts brilliantly. Despite the fast action, I was pleased
to find that it flexes responsively and is sensitive when
playing a fish. Brilliant value for a top of the range
I shall be
treating myself to a TiCr 4 wt for next season"
Currie , Tacklebargains customer:
mint small river rod! Catching fish has never been so
much fun with this kind of tackle. Took a bit of getting
used to after using a 7ft #5 rod but now i have been catching
on it i couldnt go back! Obviously limited as to distance
casting but for dry-fly and small nymph/emergers and short
casts its great! Caught fish up to 4lb from the river
Derwent in Co.Durham and the rod has been doubling over
even with the smallest of trout and grayling!
Anyone who hasnt tried going as light as they can are
missing all the fun and should try one of these rods.
Thanks so much for providing me with the goods to get
me back to really exciting river fishing and for the fast
Marshall , Tacklebargains customer:
needed a short rod for little rivers. Shopping around they
all seem very expensive or very poor quality, when I can
across this rod at 6 ft and for a 2 weight line. At £75
I thought it worth a go.
After three trips out with this rod I can say it is the
best £75 I have ever spent on a rod. Casts both a
2 and 3 weight line like a dream. The little flicks required
to get a dry fly right on the top of some poor unsuspecting
fish are now within my very limited capabilities. This rod
makes even me look like I can cast accurately, in the hands
of an expert I don't know how good it could be.
It seems that cash has been saved on the right things (no
tube, two piece rods rather than 3 piece and no flashy finish)
and spent on the right things (the blank) to produce the
bargain rod of the moment.
I am now considering replacing some of my other rods and
will be saving a lot of money by buying the Lefty Kreh series
as I think you have to spend 3 to 4 times as much to get
a well known name rod as good."
- Aiden Currie