The 3-Tand TF Series Fly Reels are 3-Tand's light tackle reels. These reels are made with quality in design as well as manufacturing. Made from 6061-T6 cold forged and tempered for extreme strength. These reels are also diamond turned and anodized with the unique Type II 3-Tand gun metal finish. These reels are dependable designed with precise tolerances. These reels are also backed by 3-Tand's hassle-free warranty, easy to self maintain. These reels are designed to deliver and built to last.
Patent pending sealed NanoCF Drag system
A wide drag that is extremely smooth, but strong
Super lightweight, large line capacities, and zero startup intertia
The reasons I'm not giving this a 5 stars is because of 2 minor issues I experienced with this reel. First is my lockdown spool nut wouldn't tighten all the way because it was stripped. I only took the spool of once to flip the hand retrieve and tie on backing. Maybe it was stripped prior but the piece seems very flimsy in comparison to the rest of the reel. Second is my delrin retrieve knob came unscrewed a few times on the water while reeling all the line back on spool after fishing. A drop of blue locktight on the knob took care of the issue. The nut had to be replaced, 3tand sent me a new one at no cost. The reel is great otherwise, both reeling and the drag are fantastic smooooooooth as butter. Looks great and is very light. The sealed drag is another plus, I fish hard and often, having a care free drag is a huge advantage.
Nice little reel.
September 25, 2016
Very smooth drag. Well constructed no flaws. Fits in the palm of your hand.
ProsLooks. Smoot drag
ConsNone. So far
Just returned from Rio Pico in Argentina using the TF 70
February 25, 2015
Just used the TF 70 on a 6 wt Sage vxp alongside my Hatch 5 plus . The 3T performed as well or better . Very strong for such a light reel . Drag worked well against those big Argentine fish . Would highly recommend the TF as a low cost addition . My guide loved it as well!
ProsLight good capacity good drag
ConsLike all the alluminum aerated hard to palm , not as sealed as T series hot salt use.
on nice reel!
November 3, 2014
used on the river and caught my 1st 30" steel-head this is one great reel