TFO Spey Casting Day on the Skykomish

Join TFO Ambassador Brain Lencho on the Skykomish River on Feb. 4, for the first annual TFO and CND Rods Spey Casting Day!

Meet up with fellow spey junkies for a full day of casting and talking about all of the latest rods, reels and lines.

For more information, please contact doublespey@hotmail.com.

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Light, Fast and Crisp- TFO BVK Spey

By Temple Fork Outfitters

Arrive at any boat ramp, or lodge from Northern California to British Columbia and you’ll see some of the finest two-handed rods ever built.

From traditional lines, to modern scandi lines and mid-bellies, this three-rod BVK family features a faster, stiffer feel that melds perfectly with swift, touch-and-go style casts.

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The BVK two-handed rod getting a workout on the Oregon coast. Photo by Oliver Sutro. 

The 12’8” 6-weight, (400 to 600 grains), rod is the stand-out dry line/summer run rod for steelhead. Ideal for floating tips and dry line work in Oregon and Nor. Calif.

Middle of the fairway grainage on this rod should be about 425-480.

There is a reason why 13-foot, 7-weight two-handed rods are so popular. They can cover just about any species specific technique, whether it’s battling steep banks or wind ripping up the canyon from your favorite run, this rod is small enough to cast in tight quarters while maintaining enough length to lift longer lines off of the water. The ideal grain window for the 7-weight, are lines between 450-650 grains, with the sweet spot being 480-575 grains.

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The ideal rod for mid-length heads and lines. The BVK Spey can effectively handle everything from traditional style flies, to medium size intruders. Photo courtesy of Geoffrey Motlow. 

The 13’4” 8-weight, (500 to 700-grains) model has a thin profile, and a light in hand feel, but, make no mistake it was built to handle big water and big fish. Triple density, floating lines and a variety of longer line approaches feel right at home on this rod. For those who desire to go after big salmon and steelhead in deep, fast water with big flies, heavy heads and tips, these rods have the power for the job.

Rods are finished with Tactical Series stripping guides and ultra-lightweight chromium impregnated stripping guides. A trimmed down, reconstituted cork handle allows for ergonomic handling and durability in the wettest fishing conditions.

BVK two-handed models retail for $485.95-$495.95.

For more information please contact Temple Fork Outfitters at, info@tforods.com or by telephone, (800) 638-9052.

 

 

The Pandion-Not just a Two-Handed Overhead Rod

By Temple Fork Outfitters

The Pandion series is undoubtedly the premier over-head tool in the TFO line-up.

But an often overlooked use for this rod is as a sustained anchor, skagit style casting rod.

The Pandion Series two-handed rods designed by renowned expert Nick Curcione, have a very smooth medium-fast action, with a medium fast stiffness for lifting and casting more modern style heads and tips.

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A perfect tool for skagit heads and heavy sink tips. The Pandion Series a an effective rod for working steelhead runs from British Columbia to the Great Lakes. Photo courtesy of Geoffrey Motlow.

Pandion rods are built with our Kevlar Axiom technology making them incredibly smooth with remarkable distance and damping qualities.

Rods come finished with Tactical Series stripping guides and ultra-lightweight chromium impregnated stripping guides. A trimmed down, reconstituted cork handle allows for ergonomic handling and durability in the wettest fishing conditions. When the rains of the PNW are dumping and the snow in the Great Lakes is blinding, this improved handle will ensure a tight grip, and a consistent cast every time.

Pandion rods are offered in a 6, 8 and 9-weight models in lengths from 12’9″-13’9″ and retail for $449.95.

For more information on the Pandion Series, please visit, tforods.com or your local TFO dealer.

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The updated Pandion rod features improved stainless guides and a slim reconstituted cork handle for increased durability and grip. Photo courtesy of TFO.

 

Line Recommendations

MODEL LINE LENGTH SKAGIT SCANDI
TWO-HANDED OVERHEAD
TF 06 129-4 P
6 Wt. 12′ 9″ 380-500 grains 420-460 grains 380-475 grains
TF 08 133-4 P
8 Wt. 13′ 3″ 500-570 grains 500-550 grains 480- 550 grains
TF 09 139-4 P
9 Wt. 13′ 9″ 600-725 grains 600-650 grains 580-650 grains

 

TFO Unveils BVK Spey Rod Series

By Nicholas Conklin, Temple Fork Outfitters

Arrive at any boat ramp, or lodge from Northern California to British Columbia and you’ll see some of the finest two-handed rods ever built.

Not only do these meticulously finished rods cast well, they make no qualms about bringing the fight to the fish. That is exactly the mindset we tried to replicate with the BVK family of two-handed rods.

From traditional lines, to modern scandi lines and mid-bellies, this three-rod BVK family features a faster, stiffer feel that melds perfectly with swift, touch-and-go style casts.

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Think light and responsive. The BVK family of spey rods are ideal for touch-and-go casts and those throwing longer heads and lines. Photo courtesy TFO.

The 12’8” 6-weight, (400 to 600 grains), rod is the stand-out dry line/summer run rod for steelhead. Ideal for floating tips and dry line work in the Oregon and North Calif., But also has application in So Cal and Florida gulf as a two-handed overhead rod in the surf. Middle of the fairway grainage on this rod should be about 425-480.

There is a reason why 13-foot, 7-weight two-handed rods are so popular. They can cover just about any species specific technique, whether it’s battling steep banks or wind ripping up the canyon from your favorite run, this rod is small enough to cast in tight quarters while maintaining enough length to lift longer lines off of the water. The ideal grain window for the 7-weight, are lines between 450-650 grains, with the sweet spot being 480-575 grains.

The 13’4” 8-weight, (500 to 700-grains) model has a thin profile, and a light in hand feel, but, make no mistake it was built to handle big water and big fish. Triple density, floating lines and a variety of longer line approaches feel right at home on this rod. For those who desire to go after big salmon and steelhead in deep, fast water with big flies, heavy heads and tips, these rods have the power for the job.

Rods come adorned with Tactical Series stripping guides and ultra-lightweight chromium impregnated stripping guides. A trimmed down, reconstituted cork handle allows for ergonomic handling and durability in the wettest fishing conditions.

BVK two-handed models retail for $485.95-$495.95.

For more information please contact Temple Fork Outfitters at, info@tforods.com or by telephone, (800) 638-9052.

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TFO Ambassador Thom Thornton casting an earlier prototype of the BVK Spey on the Sandy River in Oregon. Photo courtesy of Thom Thornton.

 

 

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Nor-Cal Spey Days With Kiene’s American Fly Fishing Co.

This Saturday and Sunday, August 27-28 Kiene’s American Fly Fishing Co. will be hosting it’s annual Nor-Cal Spey Days.
They will be hosting spey casting and fishing clinics on the American River throughout the weekend, and have some special in store deals going on. Looking to add to your two-handed rod quiver? Check out their specials on Deer Creek Spey Rods.
Sessions will be split into two days: one for beginners and one for intermediate to advanced spey casters. Norcal_speydays_event
Beginner classes will be hosted by Kerry Burkheimer and feature Doug Duncan – one of the west coasts finest two-handed casters-with help from Andy Guibord, Phil White and other great spey casters they will help beginners find their stroke.  Each beginner will get individual instructor for 50-minutes.

Intermediate to advanced clinics will be hosted by Kerry Burkheimer and also feature Doug Duncan, Andy Guibord, Phil White and other super great local spey casters.

The event will be held at the Watt Ave entrance on the American River Parkway…just off Highway 50.  Refreshments will be served to participants.
For more information, please visit, Kiene’s American Fly Fishing Co.

Spey Nation 2016

Come Join Temple Fork Outfitters at Spey Nation 2016 in Salmon River, N.Y., on June 25.

Take part in this gathering of of anglers, manufacturers and two-handed rod enthusiasts.

This one-day event features casting, fishing and on the water presentations as well as many top manufacturers from the fishing industry.

TFO’s own Nick Conklin will lead off the day with an on the water presentation, starting at 9 a.m.

Nick will be presenting a basic overview of tackle, (rods, lines, reels and other tips).

For a full list of presenters and vendors, please visit, Spey Nation.

 

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TFO at the 2016 Sandy River Spey Clave

Come join Temple Fork Outfitters at the 2016 Sandy River Spey Clave at Oxbow Park on May 13-15.

Take part in this gathering of of anglers, manufacturers and two-handed rod enthusiasts.

Often touted as the “Woodstock of spey casting events,” this three-day event features casting, fishing and fly tying demonstrations and presentations as well as over a 30 product booths.  spey-clave-2016

Friday is “Beginner’s Day,” which focuses on introducing new anglers into the sport of two-handed rod casting and fishing.

Male and female instructors/presenters will be mixed into all three days of the scheduled on-the-water programs.

For more information on the event, please visit, Sandy River Spey Clave 2016.