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“The Best Rods Nobody Talks About!”

The sun came up early. After a long drive from the North Carolina mountains to the beaches of north Florida, I was dog tired. But I got up to go fishing anyway. The allure of...
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Five Tips to Catch Flood Tide Redfish

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The sun came up early. After a long drive from the North Carolina mountains to the beaches of north Florida, I was dog tired. But I got up to go fishing anyway. The allure of tailing redfish on the marsh is intoxicating. Sleep would have to wait. I arrived at...

Rod Repair 101: The Basics of TFO’s Warranty Program

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TFO has offered the same no-fault lifetime warranty on all its fishing rods since being founded in 1995. Today, the warranty program is a core part of our business and an area that we’re constantly working to improve, so that it represents another value-based reason to be a TFO angler....

The Trials and Tribulations of Trailer Ownership

I plugged in the last wire into the trailer hitch as darkness descended. Moments from cranking the ignition on my Jeep, I realized the moment of truth had arrived. Either the lights were going to work, or they weren't. It was a zero-sum game I played for several weeks while...

The Basics of Bonefish: What You Need to Know

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A few weeks ago, we celebrated the beauty and grace of the tarpon. This week we turn to another pillar of saltwater’s Big Three --- the bonefish. And there’s no better authority on the grey ghost than Bjorn Stromsness, who has spent more than his fair share of time on...

Tactics for Stubborn Summer Trout

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Summer traditionally is a time to enjoy the outdoors. Anglers enjoy the longer days. Trout? Not so much. Of course, this scenario depends on geography. Western trout thrive; southeastern and mid-atlantic trout struggle with summer’s swelter. But this is not to say that non-western fishermen should hang up their waders...

The Art of How to Present the Nymph

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Editor's Note: Below is a submission from TFO advisor Jason Randall. Enjoy. Since the dawn of time, at least angling-wise, anglers have embraced the need for drag-free dry-fly drifts. Only in more recent history, however, have anglers come to realize the importance of a natural drift while nymph fishing. Just...

Five Tips on How to Catch Tarpon

The Gold Cup features the best of the best in tarpon fishing. The invitation-only tournament is one of the most prestigious events of the competitive fishing season. TFO advisor Rob Fordyce has set the standard for Gold Cup consistency with 13 second-place finishes, the last of which came earlier this...

Why You Should have this Game Changer

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The cliché is true: Necessity is the mother of invention. So is patience. And persistence. That was the path that TFO advisor Blane Chocklett endured to come up the Game Changer. You might think that the Roanoke, Va. guide cranked out this revolutionary baitfish fly in a few tying sessions....

The Axiom II Switch Steals the Show

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As a college athlete, Nicholas Conklin celebrated the joy of victory. Nearly a half dozen years later, he realized of one of the fundamental tenets of human nature. Winning never gets old. It still feels good, regardless of the stage. It doesn’t matter whether you play lacrosse or whether you...

Axiom II Switch: IFTD 2018 “Best in Show” Winner

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Temple Fork Outfitters has strengthened its reputation as the leading manufacturer of fly rods by winning the Best New 2-Handed/Spey rod, award at the world’s largest fly fishing tackle trade show, IFTD. The Axiom II Switch rod took home first place at the 2018 show in Orlando, Fla. The Axiom...

It’s Back to School for Fly Fishermen

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Editor’s Note: Even though summer yields many opportunities to fly fish, we can all use quality instruction. Ohioans need to look no further than Mad River Outfitters, which runs the Midwest Fly Fishing School near Columbus. TFO editor Mike Hodge chatted with Brian Flechsig, who runs the school and the...

It’s Time for ICAST 2018

It’s the second week of July. ICAST 2018 is here, and Temple Fork Outfitters will be among the vendors at the world’s largest sportfishing tradeshow. TFO has participated in ICAST since the 1990s, an annual event the company looks forward to every summer. “ICAST is an opportunity for TFO to...