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Temple Fork Outfitters BVK Sealed Drag Fly Reel

Temple Fork Outfitters BVK Sealed Drag Fly Reel

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III (7-8 wt)
I (3-4 wt)
III+ (8+ wt)
II (5-6 wt)
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The Curated Take

The TFO BVK SD series reel is great reel for the angler looking for a reel that is high quality but wont break the bank. The fully sealed drag, with Delrin and stainless steal really outperforms the price range. Being a fully machined aluminum fly reel, it will handle both freshwater and saltwater applications.

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Overall ratings
(4.6/5) 2 Expert reviews
Pros
  • Durable, Fully machined aluminum reel
  • Super Large arbor, increasing retrieval rate
  • Fully sealed drag system
Cons
  • Not fully caged, causing line snags with small fly lines
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Product details

The Temple Fork Outfitters BVK Sealed Drag Reel is a large arbor reel that fly fishermen of all skill levels would use. This machined aluminum reel is anodized, making it saltwater corrosion resistant. The Derlin stainless steel drag is sealed to prevent moisture and grime from getting in. Available in four different sizes, this reel will cover line weights of 3 to 11. Key Features:

  • Sealed Drag – The sealed drag increases the durability of the reel by preventing corrosive elements from affecting the drag.
  • Super Large Arbor – The extra size of the large arbor reel allows for quicker line pick up and less line memory.
  • Nylon Reel Pouch – The nylon reel pouch serves as a safe and convenient option to store the reel when not in use.
Water type
Freshwater and Saltwater
Arbor size
Extra large
Drag type
Disc
Reel Material
Anodized aluminum
Fishing type
Fly
Sealed Drag
Yes
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Rylyn S.
Rylyn S.
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Rylyn S. tested this product

This fly reel is one of the most durable fly reels for the price. This product is for someone looking to have a reel that can be used for multiple applications, as this series has multiple options depending on their needs. The only issue I have had with this fly reel is after two years of use, the drag sometimes likes to get stuck, making it hard to adjust while on the water. This could be an issue, especially for saltwater applications. The great thing about TFO is they offer a lifetime warranty for repairs on the reels. This fly reel is the best in its class regarding durability and performance.

Pros
  • Most durable in the Temple Fork Outfitters fly reel lineup.
  • Great for not only freshwater but also saltwater ready.
  • Sealed drag makes for a long-lasting fly reel.
Cons
  • I would not consider this a "small water" fly reel. This reel is only fitting for a few 3wt fly rods due to its weight.
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