"Mangrove sticks were first seen in my mind's eye from the poling platform of my skiff as I watched anglers struggle with fishing casts...realistic fishing casts within sight fishing distances.
Many saltwater fishing opportunities are fleeting and require timely presentation of fly to fish. It's not really so much the number of false casts required to close the deal as it is how quickly the angler can begin to feel the fly line and shoot the fly into the area of awareness of a fish.
The rod and the casting abilities of each angler have EVERYTHING to do with this. Super technical, magnum taper rods are not always the right choice for all anglers in real fishing situations. A rod that anglers can feel and that can re-present a fishing cast (especially along shorelines) is what is often needed. This is the genesis of the Mangrove family of TFO rods; they are, very simply, fishing tools that have been developed slowly and carefully in the crucible of real, honest fishing situations...not on a drawing board!
Grab hold of a Mangrove Stick by TFO and see just how much trouble you can get into."
- Flip Pallot