The TFO Esox is a rod series that’s designed for the largest predatory fish in the world. Musky, Pike, Roosterfish… the fish that are tough to catch and even tougher to land. These fish require large flies and heavy lines, both of which the Esox is designed to handle. With a fast action blank and a modified grip, this rod is up to the big fish task. Throw in a durable rod finish and proprietary guides and it’s easy to see that the Esox is a monster machine. This rod isn’t for the faint of heart or the faint of hand.
Proprietary TiCr Blank Coating w/Fast Action Design - TFO’s proprietary TiCr blank coating helps protect the rod from splintering when hit by heavy flies. The coating also increases rod strength and durability. A fast action build makes this rod perfect for throwing large, wind resistant flies in windy conditions. Add a strong butt section for increased lifting power and a modern rod taper and this rod is one of the best for big game in both freshwater and saltwater.
Tactical Series Stripping Guides - TFO’s proprietary Tactical Series stripping guides are made for heavy lines and large fish. These guides are durable and friction-minimizing for improved casting ability and effortless stripping power.
Tactical Series Snake Guides - Similarly, Tactical Series snake guides add to the big fish functionality of the Esox. These guides are also lightweight to decrease overall rod weight.
Milled Aluminum w/Double Uplocking Component - The Esox has a heavy-duty milled aluminum reel seat that’s corrosion resistant and stands up to wear and weathering. The double uplocking component anchors large freshwater and saltwater reels to fight big fish. The Esox also comes with a modified full-wells grip with an extended fighting butt for improved fish-fighting capabilities.
Rod Tube Not Included - The Esox doesn’t come with a rod tube. That being said, TFO Triangular rod tubes can be purchased separately to keep the Esox safe during transportation and travel.
TFO Warranty - As of July 2019, TFO rods purchased from an authorized dealer have a no-fault lifetime warranty for the life of the registered owner. TFO will always repair or replace (at no cost to the customer) any rod with faulty workmanship or manufacturer defects. If your rod breaks or is damaged from normal wear and tear, TFO charges $35 for repairs, processing, shipping, etc.
Rod Action: Fast
Best for: All Water, Streamers
Grip: Modified Full Wells w/Fighting Butt
Ability Level: Advanced - Expert (learn more)
We highly recommend using a heavy streamer specific line. Our favorite for freshwater applications is:
|TFO Esox Fly Rod 9’ 10wt||Full Wells w/Fighting Butt||9ft||10||Fast||5.5 oz.||$319.95|
|TFO Esox Fly Rod 9’ 12wt||Full Wells w/Fighting Butt||9ft||12||Fast||5.7 oz.||$319.95|