TFO Deer Creek Series Line Recommendations

Deer Creek Switch Rods

 

Model Line Recommendation

TF 04 11 4

(4-wt., 11'0)

Scandi (230-300 grains):

RIO Scandi Short

Airflo Scandi Compact

Skagit (275-350 grains):

RIO Skagit Max Short

Scientific Anglers Skagit Extreme

OPST Commando

Short Belly Spey:

Ballistic Express (3/4) and (4/5)

Two-Hand Overhead (250-325 grains):

RIO Skagit Max Short

Scientific Anglers Skagit Extreme

OPST Commando

TF 05 11 4

(5-wt., 11'0)

Scandi (250-325 grains):

RIO Scandi Short

Airflo Scandi Compact

Skagit (300-375 grains):

RIO Skagit Max Short

Scientific Anglers Skagit Extreme

OPST Commando

Short Belly Spey:

Ballistic Express (4/5)

Two Hand Overhead (280-350 grains):

RIO Skagit Max Short

RIO Skagit Max IShort

Scientific Anglers Skagit Extreme

OPST Commando

TF 06 11 4

(6-wt., 11'0)

Scandi (300-425 grains):

RIO Scandi Short

Airflo Scandi Compact

Skagit (350-400 grains):

RIO Skagit Max Short

RIO Skagit Max IShort

Airflo Streamer Switch

Scientific Anglers Skagit Extreme

OPST Commando

Short Belly Spey:

Ballistic Express (5/6)

Two Hand Overhead (280-350 grains):

RIO Skagit Max Short

RIO Skagit Max IShort

Scientific Anglers Skagit Extreme

OPST Commando

TF 07 11 4

(7-wt., 11'0)

Scandi (400-450 grains):

RIO Scandi Short

Airflo Scandi Compact

Skagit (400-480 grains):

RIO Skagit Max Short

RIO Skagit Max IShort

RIO Switch Chucker (#7)

Airflo Streamer Switch

Airflo Skagit Switch

Scientific Anglers Skagit Extreme

Short Belly Spey:

Ballistic Express (6/7)

Two Hand Overhead (400-450 grains):

RIO Skagit Max Short

RIO Skagit Max IShort

Scientific Anglers Skagit Extreme

 

TF 08 11 4

(8-wt., 11'0)

TBA

TBA

TF 09 11 4

(9-wt., 11'0)

TBA

TBA

Deer Creek Spey Rods

 

Model Line RecommendationLine Recommendation

TF 5/6 126 4 DC

(5/6 Wt. 4 pc. 12’6”)

Designed for trout and small steelhead, swinging small wet flies.

Skagit: 400/450 with tips to 150 grains
Rio Skagit 400/450, Airflo Skagit 6/7

Short Belly Spey with tips:
Airflo Delta Spey 6/7, CND GP 5/6 or 6/7 for deep loading, Rio Power Spey 5/6 or 6/7 for deep loading

Scandi:
350 to 400 grains <> Head length 30 to 32 feet

TF 7/8 130 4 DC

(7/8 Wt. 4 pc. 13’)

Standard Puget Sound
summer and winter wet and dry flies.

Skagit: 500/550 with tips to 200 grains
Rio Skagit 500/550, Airflo Skagit 7/8

Short Belly Spey with tips:
Airflo Delta Spey 7/8

Mid Length Spey with tips:
Airflo 7/8 Delta Long, Rio Power Spey 7/8, CND GP 7/8 or 8/9 for deep loading

Scandi:
450 to 500 grains <> Head length 32 to 34 feet

TF 8/9 136 4 DC

(8/9 Wt. 4 pc. 13’6”)

Heavy sink tips winter Skagit and longer belly floating lines.

Skagit: 600/650 with tips to 250 grains
Rio Skagit 600/650, Airflo Skagit 8/9

Short belly Spey with tips:
Airflo 8/9

Mid to Long Belly Spey with tips:
Airflo Delta Long 8/9, CND GP 8/9 or 9/10 for deep loading, Rio Power Spey for 8/9 or 9/10 for deep loading

Scandi:
500 to 550 grains <> Head length 34 to 36 feet

TF 8/9 150 4 DC

(8/9 Wt. 4 pc. 15’)

Standard long line summer rod.

Skagit: 550 to 600 with tips to 200 grains
Rio Skagit 550/600, Airflo Skagit 7/8

Short Belly Speys with tips:
Airflo 8/9 or 9/10 for deep loading

Mid to Long Belly Spey Lines with tips:
Airflo Delta Long 8/9 or 9/10 for deep loading, CND GP 8/9 or 9/10 for deep loading


Rio Power Spey 8/9 or 9/10 for deep loading

Scandi:
500 to 550 <> Head length 38 to 40 feet

TF 9/10 140 4 DC

(9/10 Wt. 4 pc. 14’)

Big fish big lines. Wet or dry lines. (king salmon)

Skagit: 650/750 with tips 250 grains plus
Rio: 650/750, Airflo 9/10

Short Belly Speys with tips:
Airflo 9/10

Mid to Long Belly Speys with tips:
Airflo Delta Long 9/10, CND GP 9/10 or 10/11 for deep loading, Rio Power Spey 9/10 or 10/11 for deep loading

Scandi:
600 to 650 <> Head length 36 to 38 feet