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“The Best Rods Nobody Talks About!”

Today we honor a legend. Bernard "Lefty" Kreh would have turned 97 on February 26th. We all miss him dearly and know that his legacy and the impact he left on this world continues to...
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The Evolution of the TFO Bluewater Series with Jake Jordan

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It’s the early 2000s at TFO headquarters, and founder Rick Pope and Lefty Kreh are working on a new fly rod. At the time, TFO only had three rods in their lineup: the Professional Series and Signature Series – both moderate action rods, and a versatile, fast action rod -...

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...

Three Basic Casts with Ed Jaworowski

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Once you can manage a reasonable forward cast, often called a “pick up and lay down”, you should focus on expanding your repertoire of casts. Due to limited space, I can only describe the basic mechanics of three, but these will hopefully get you started. ROLL CAST The roll cast...

TFO Holiday Gift Ideas – 2020 Edition

It’s hard to believe we're already upon the holiday season, but here we are again! If you’re having trouble finding the right gift for the angler in your life, we’ve put together a list of items that won’t break the bank, but will be sure to be a great surprise...

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...

Generation To Generation

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My parents belonged to the greatest generation, although no one ever told them until late in their lives. I’m pretty sure they didn’t realize it when they were my age and definitely not at my kids age. They never realized how great they were; they simply returned from the war,...

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...

Part V: How to Get Started in Fly Casting

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If you’ve followed TFO’s How to Get Started in Fly Fishing series, you have a rod, reel, fly line and leader from parts I, II, III and IV. Now you need to be able to cast. You don’t need to be Lefty Kreh or Flip Pallot to catch fish, but...

How Beginners Can Get Started in Fly Fishing, Part 1: Simplify

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Welcome to part one of TFO’s fly fishing for beginners. Starting today, our series will be divided into five weekly segments --- an introduction followed by singular posts on rods, reels, lines/leaders and casting. Let’s be honest. Fly Fishing, at least at its advanced levels, is not easy. It can...

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,”...

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