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“The Best Rods Nobody Talks About!”

ICAST is over. We at TFO are back home from the trip to Orlando, but if you missed the world’s largest sportfishing show, do not despair. We introduced quite a few new items at ICAST...
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TFO Unveils New Products

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ICAST is over. We at TFO are back home from the trip to Orlando, but if you missed the world’s largest sportfishing show, do not despair. We introduced quite a few new items at ICAST this year. On the fly side, we welcomed the Axiom II-X fly rod, the NXT...

How to Catch Panfish on Fly

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Is it brim? Or bream? Or both? They’re known by different names --- panfish, bluegill, pumpkinseed, sunfish and shellcracker among others. Semantics aside, theses small freshwater fish are known for their voracious appetites and fly-rod fun. Everyone who has ever held a cane pole in their youth probably caught one...

Peacock Bass Are Closer to Home Than You Think

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I am not, by nature, a morning person. Give me an evening drake hatch over morning tricos any day. When I lived in West Palm Beach a few years ago, peacock bass fit into my daily routine just fine. I could never get up early enough for morning largemouth bass,...

Part II: How to Buy Your First Fly Rod

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So you want to learn to fly fish? First things first. You will need a fly rod. Don’t be intimidated. There are a lot of rods out there to choose from --- saltwater, freshwater, two-hand and single hand, all in different heights and sizes. Where to start? Welcome to Part...

It’s Back to Basics for Smallmouth

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Tis the time of year for freshwater transition. It’s September. It’s still a bit too hot for trout, and the largemouth bass is a morning and evening proposition. However, the most willing sparring partner in early fall is not hard to find. The smallmouth bass is a viable fly-rodding option...

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...

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...

A Few Father’s Day Gift Ideas from TFO

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Father’s Day is almost here. Temple Fork Outfitters has you covered when it comes to gifts for dad ---- rods, reels and accessories that are sure to make him smile on his special day. See below for a handful of options. Bug Launcher Suggested retail: $89.95-$159.95 This is the perfect...

Five Tips for Beach Snook

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It’s almost May. It’s Florida, and it’s about get hot as spring is preparing to yield to summer’s swelter. It’s a little too early for tarpon and too late for redfish. Nevertheless, inshore fishermen have a viable option --- snook on the beach. From early May through late August, snook...

Winter is Prime Time for Redfish

I started my saltwater fly-fishing quest nearly eight years ago when I lived in Tampa, Fla. Having spent most of my life inland, I had visions of daily tailing redfish. Reality quick set in that spring. I saw a handful of fish my first few months, and that learning curve...

Fifteen Minutes with TFO’s Rob Fordyce

TFO blog editor Mike Hodge caught up with TFO advisor and television host Rob Fordyce for a few minutes after the Florida Keys guide finished up working the Miami Boat Show. We discussed a number of topics, everything from outdoors television to University of Tennessee baseball. Enjoy.  How did you...

It’s Show Time: A Guide to the 2018 Fishing Shows

It’s winter, too cold to fish, but it’s not too cold to do the next best thing --- and that’s talk about fishing. And what better way to do that than at a fishing show. The 2018 winter show circuit has already started, and Temple Fork Outfitters is scheduled to...