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The Rod

I love the rod making and the fish pursuit in this video. It’s very well done and went well with my cup of coffee this morning!
Head over to http://www.bamboorods.se/ if you like to find out more about the rod maker.
-Paul

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TFO Unveils BVK Spey Rod Series

Let us introduce 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.

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

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, but also has application as a two-handed overhead rod. 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 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.

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

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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Beaverkill Fly Rods

Every once in a great while I like to deviate from fly tying related posts to emphasize fly fishing in general, which is why we tie flies in the first place. After all, things like fly rods are what send our labor of love flying through air landing on top or under the water to try and catch that next fish.

I’ve had the pleasure of chatting with the President of Beaverkill Rod Company, Anthony Magardino through email for some time now. He is a class act and I hope to get my hands on a new Beaverkill Fly Rod next spring sometime. Please read below to find out more about the Beaverkill Rod Company and check out what they have to offer over on their website.

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Originally, founded in 2001, the Beaverkill Rod Company is named for the Beaverkill River, one of the most legendary fly-fishing destinations in the Catskill Mountains.In the 1880’s Theodore Gordon cast the first dry fly in the US on the famed Beaverkill in Roscoe, N.Y. or so the story goes. The fact is Gordon did introduce dry fly fishing to the US and he fished the Beaverkill with great success. The Beaverkill is, of course, one of the most famous trout streams in the world. For us the name combines tradition, innovation, and value. Anthony Magardino, has spent every summer since childhood on the banks of this legendary river learning the art of fly fishing, and he now honors that connection with this innovative new line of fly rods.Take your passion for fishing to an intense new level with a new concept in fly fishing rods manufactured by The Beaverkill Rod Company, based in New York… and, proudly manufactured in the USA. Whether you are a novice angler or a seasoned veteran, when it comes to your fly rod, you always look for the perfect fit. Our carbon-fiber rods offer, strength, lightness, and a wide range of actions. After years of research and development we are confident we successfully achieved all the goals we set-out to accomplish with the official launch of our Legacy line of Beaverkill Rods, and appreciate the support we received from many legendary names in the industry. Our rods are only built using proprietary Beaverkill lustrous emerald green blanks and top-quality components.

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