Gear Review: Lamiglas TFX- 6015S
I fish for fluke with the same passion as the most die hard bass anglers. When I went to the Saltwater Fishing Expo in Somerset NJ this past spring I stopped by the Lamiglas booth to check out their products. The rep was showing someone the newest rod in the Tri-Flex series of inshore rods the TFX-6015S which was designed for bucktailing fluke. I picked up the rod and it was feather light and the palm style grip felt great in my hand. I found a dealer that was selling that rod and purchased one. The rod is a six foot graphite rod with seven Fugi Alconite guides plus the tip. The carbon fiber handle really makes this an attractive rod. The rod is rated for 1/4 to 1 oz jigs and 8 to 17 lb line.
I set my rod up with a Penn BTL3000 Battle reel. The reel is filled with 20 lb Sufix 832 braid and 2 feet of 15 lb Ande fluorocarbon leader. I have a C & H Alien Jig tied on with a canoe mans loop knot.
I have been using this rod for a little more than a month and I am extremely happy with it. The palm style grip is comfortable in my hand and the light weight of the rod makes jigging for fluke all day a pleasure. The rod has plenty of backbone to pull up the largest fluke. I didn't think I would like the short 6 foot rod length but I found that it made it easier to handle the fluke when I'm not using the net. Make sure that you clean the fish slime off your hands before you resume fishing because the carbon fiber handle could get slick and you wouldn't want to drop this beautiful rod overboard. I have to admit that Lamiglas has made the best rod I have ever used for jigging fluke and I have been doing this for over 25 years. Pick one up and put it in your hand and you will be sold on the TFX-6015S like I was.
Four keeper fluke from 191/2 to 21 inches caught this past Friday with the Lamiglas TFX-6015S rod. I caught 30 fish that day and released three more keepers up to 24 inches because I had reached my limit for that day.