The Lefty Kreh professional series II Is a great rod at an incredible cost. It comes in 19 different models, from 2wt-10wt and is great purchase for anglers of all abilities. This medium fast action rod is perfect rod for every day of the week and casts small dries to heavy nymph rigs with accuracy and distance. It was designed buy one of the greatest fly fisherman in the industry, Lefty Kreh. He clearly put his knowledge to work when he built this rod, with its exceptional value and great performance he put a rod on the market that should last for sometime. The braided carbon inserts, over sized stripping guides, premium cork handles, and progressive taper makes this rod perform as good as it looks. With a cost that should fit every angler on the market. The warranty on this rod is the only thing I’m not excited about, it only covers manufacture issues and I feel like it could be better but for the price it doesn’t detour me from buying. This TFO fly rod review, is intended to help any angler that is looking into buy a lefty Kreh professional series II rod, with so many rods on the market and so many options this rod should defiantly be on your radar.
On the waterWhen I first got my hands on this rod it was, initially for clients and for a backup rod at that. I had a couple days with some bad luck and broke some rods and as I was heading out on another trip, I setup my 9 ft 5wt Lefty Kreh fly rod for my day on the water. I initially noticed it was a little heavier rod then I was used to, but it seemed sturdy and I could easily cast this rod. I decided since the bwo hatch had been heavy in the morning, I would start with some small dries and see how I liked the rod, with a delicate presentations. I was instantly greated when I got to the water buy some rising trout and slowly got myself into place. I was surprised at how well this rod loaded and the accuracy with such a small fly. After catching several trout in the morning during the hatch I decided I was going to start deep nymphing for some larger trout I had spotted in a deep hole. I rigged up a heavy rig that was over ten feet in length with some large heavy stone fly patterns and a small bwo nymph as a trailer. I was very pleased with how well the rod handled a heavy rig and casting it was very easy and was still very accurate. I ended up catching one very large trout, and was also very excited about how it handled the fish and how easily I could control his head. After this day I started using this rod a lot more and have been completely satisfied, and at the price its defiantly something all have in my quiver for a long time.
- Rod Material: Braided carbon fiber
- Handel material: Premium cork with burled accents
- Pieces: 4
- Action: Medium-Fast
- Reel Seat: anodized aluminum
- Eyes: Over sized aluminum stripping guide
- My Rating: 8/10
- Price: 169.99$-199.99$
- Cheapest place to purchase: Amazon.com