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Temple Fork Outfitters Blue Ribbon Fly Rod

Temple Fork Outfitters Blue Ribbon Fly Rod

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The TFO Blue Ribbon Rod is a great rod for a beginner to intermediate angler who is looking for a general all around easy casting fly rod. The 5 wt is ideal for trout, sunfish, bass, and other similar freshwater species in small to medium size rivers and smaller lakes. The rod can handle indicator nymph rigs, hopper droppers, dry flies, and small streamers. If you are looking for a fast action rod to chunk big streamers look elsewhere, consider the TFO Legacy LK or TFO Axiom.

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Overall ratings
(4.5/5) 3 Expert reviews
Pros
  • Great for nymphing, hopper droppers, and small streamers.
  • Good for beginner to intermediate angler.
  • TFO includes a no questions asked lifetime warranty.
Cons
  • This is not a rod for those looking to throw big streamers or cut through high winds.
  • There are lighter rods available.
  • Not made in the USA, these rods are made in Korea.
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Temple Fork Outfitters' Blue Ribbon Fly Rod is designed for freshwater fly fishermen who need to make multiple casts with minimal back casts. The rod loads with minimal effort for casts that are accurate and easy to make. The carbon composite blank is lightweight and sensitive, and the premium cork grip makes the rod both stylish and comfortable.

Key Features:

  • Easy Casting – The carbon composite blank loads easily with minimal back casts making it simple to cast accurately.
  • Chromium Impregnated Guides – The chromium impregnated stainless steel guides are light and durable, and corrision resistant.
  • Cork Grip – Premium cork grips provide comfort during a long day on the water, and they look great.
Action
Moderate fast
Color
Black
Fish species
Trout, Bluegill
Fishing type
Fly
Pieces
4
Power
Light
Rod material
Carbon fiber
Style
Single hand
Water type
Freshwater
Expert Reviews
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Matt Beam
Matt Beam
Fly Fishing Expert
808 customers helped
Matt Beam tested this product

The TFO Blue Ribbon rod is way underpriced compared to the rods in its class. This a great rod for fly fishers who enjoy laying down shorter casts with small dry flies or nymphs with an extremely soft presentation. The sensitivity of the tip of the fly rod allows for a superb euro nymphing rod in the 10’ 3 weight model and the 9’ 4 weight model is a top notch dry fly rod in the 40’-60’ range. The range of casting distance is limited due to the medium fast action of the rod. A fly fisherman shouldn’t expect this rod to lay casts on dime. This rod also lacks the power to push out long casts but can lay out a long cast with an overweighted fly line.

Pros
  • Superb casting feel
  • Extremely Sensitive tip section
  • Above price range quality
Cons
  • Versatility
  • Slight lack of power
  • Limited casting range
Joseph Smith
Joseph Smith
Fly Fishing Expert
77 customers helped
Joseph Smith tested this product

The Temple Forks Outfitters Blue Ribbon Fly Rod is a great medium fast action fly rod for most trout fly fishing scenarios. This rod roll casts well and makes soft delicate presentations to spooky fish. This would make a good part of an ultra light set up. Trout fly fishermen should consider this fly rod.

Pros
  • easy casting, especially roll casts
  • soft tip for delicate presentation
  • Full well cork grips add comfort
Cons
  • Decreased distance
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