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“The Best Rods Nobody Talks About!”

When the dead of winter sets in and fishing seems to have come to a halt in other parts of the country, the White River in NE Arkansas is the mecca that streamer fishermen flock...
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White River Brown Trout on the BC Big Fly

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When the dead of winter sets in and fishing seems to have come to a halt in other parts of the country, the White River in NE Arkansas is the mecca that streamer fishermen flock too. This year round fishery boasts a healthy population of browns, bows, brooks and cutthroats...

The BC Big Fly – A Musky Fool Review

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BC Big Fly...the name says it all. This year TFO released a brand new fly rod series geared at predator and big streamer fishing. This rod builds on the previous model, the ESOX series, to offer the predator fly angler a much-welcomed tool in their toolbox. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUaSdGCoJqQ This rod was...

The Remarkable Northern Snakehead

Have you heard of the Northern Snakehead before? Some have heard of other people catching or spotting one, and many people have a common misconception about this species. Then there are those fishermen, like myself, anxiously await the first couple of hot and humid days of the year so we...

TFO Unveils 2022 Fly Products

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This week, Temple Fork Outfitters announced three new fly products to the TFO family: the BC Big Fly, the NTR reel, and the Mangrove Coast. Find out more below, and be sure to check out these new additions at your local TFO dealer later this summer! BC Big Fly Introducing...

Another Birthday Greeting To Lefty From Flip

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A note from Flip Pallot: Over many, many years. Lefty and I played a game of hiding small gifts or tokens, for no special reason or occasion, in places where the other would find them. Often in luggage, clothing, the pages of books, in vehicles, or tackle bags. We never...

Blane Chocklett Talks New TFO LK Legacy Rods

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Next Monday marks the release of four new rods to the TFO family of fly rods: the Stealth - TFO’s first ever true Euro-nymphing rod; the Blue Ribbon – a medium-fast action western style of rod designed to handle heavy indicator rigs, hopper-droppers and streamers in harsh, windy conditions; and...

Talking Striper Fishing with Blane Chocklett

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When one fishing season ends, another one begins for TFO Advisor Blane Chocklett. After a long and successful fall and winter guiding season of chasing large musky in the rivers of Virginia, the warmer days of Spring get Blane prepared to target trout, smallmouth, and striped bass. We see a...

Another Tribute to Lefty

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Lefty Kreh passed away nearly two years ago, but memories of fly-fishing’s biggest ambassador endure. The American Museum of Fly Fishing has paid tribute to the long-time TFO advisor with a film -- Time -- which is expected to be released in a few months. TFO chatted with Alex Ford...

Fifteen Minutes with Junior Ambassador Braden Miller

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TFO ambassadors and advisory staffers cover a wide spectrum. Young and old. Amateur and professional. Famous and relatively obscure. Young Braden Miller is in a class by himself. After all, how many junior-high kids represent a major fly-rod company? Braden recently joined TFO as a junior ambassador. He’s just 13,...

A Few Minutes About Musky On Fly With Blane Chocklett

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When the southern mountain trout fishing slows to a crawl in the dead of winter, I hunt grouse. Now my attention has turned to fishing for musky. The two species are different. One’s a mountain bird, the other a toothy fish, but the two have one thing in common: They...

Lefty Kreh Honored for a Lifetime of Influence

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Lefty is No. 1. So says the editorial staff of Fly Fisherman Magazine, which compiled a list of the 50 most influential anglers of the past five decades and placed TFO’s Bernard ‘Lefty’ Kreh at the top of the heap. “Absolutely, he deserves to be No. 1 on that list,”...

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...