Temple Fork Outfitters

Temple Fork Outfitters Blue Ribbon Fly Rod · 9' · 5 wt


Grip type
Full wells
Full wells with fighting butt
Reverse half wells
Rod length
Line weight
7 wt
2 wt
4 wt
6 wt
3 wt
5 wt
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Matt Beam, Fly Fishing Expert
Danny Salinas, Fly Fishing Expert
Joseph Smith, Fly Fishing Expert
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Best for anglers seeking a sensitive rod for delicate presentations.

Great for
  • SensitivityExtremely sensitive tip section for delicate presentations.
  • QualityQuality components, above price range quality.
Good for
  • DurabilityLifetime warranty indicates good durability.
  • PerformancePerforms well for nymphing, hopper droppers, and small streamers.
  • CastabilityEasy to cast, but not designed for distance casting.
  • Casting easeModerate-fast action makes it easy to cast.
  • AccuracyModerate-fast action for quick and accurate casts.
Avoid for
  • VersatilityLimited versatility due to lack of power and casting range.
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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.
Curated, Fishing Expert
Rylyn S., Fly Fishing Expert
Andrew Grandemange, Fly Fishing Expert
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4.96 average rating

Rod length9'0"
Line weight5 wt
StyleSingle hand
ActionModerate fast
Water typeFreshwater
Grip typeReverse half wells
Rod weight (oz.)3
Rod materialCarbon fiber
Fishing typeFly
Fish speciesTrout, Bluegill

Joseph Smith owns this product
Trout fly fishing anglers looking for an easy casting dry fly rod should consider the Temple Fork Outfitters Blue Ribbon fly rod. Built using a moderate to fast blank, this rod is easy to cast and both beginning anglers and experienced anglers will enjoy the delicate fly deliveries this rod makes.
Ideal for
  • This rod is designed to delicately deliver dry flies to trout.
  • This rod features a lifetime warranty.
  • The moderate-fast action is an easy rod to cast.
Not ideal for
  • This rod is designed for delicate presentations and not distance casting.
Reviewed by:
Joseph Smith
Fly Fishing Expert
Matt Beam owns 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... Read more
Ideal for
  • Superb casting feel
  • Extremely Sensitive tip section
  • Above price range quality
Not ideal for
  • Versatility
  • Slight lack of power
  • Limited casting range
Reviewed by:
Matt Beam
Fly Fishing Expert
Danny Salinas owns this product
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... Read more
Ideal for
  • Great for nymphing, hopper droppers, and small streamers.
  • Good for beginner to intermediate angler.
  • TFO includes a no questions asked lifetime warranty.
Not ideal for
  • 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.
Reviewed by:
Danny Salinas
Fly Fishing Expert

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Casts Great

Posted on Jan 28, 2024
It’s quite a bit slow action that most of my rods. I really had to concentrate on slowing down my cast, but could really throw some line once I got used to it.
KeithLocation: Alexandria, VA
I would recommend to a friend
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