Our job is to provide anglers a tool properly fit to their needs, designed to last a lifetime, but one that wonâ€™t empty their pocket book. And for more than two decades this idea has led Temple Fork to design fishing rods recognized for optimizing the balance between performance and price by focusing on high-end power and performance, sophisticated and elegant designs, no unnecessary accoutrements that add expense and cost.
Engineered to exacting standards set by some of the planetâ€™s most legendary anglers, we manufacture each TFO fishing rod in our own factory to ensure extreme control over every step of the journey from initial product development through final production. And when it comes to product integrity, our factory is home to every TFO rod and only TFO rods. These standards and capabilities allow us to provide the best no-fault lifetime warranty in the fishing industry. A warranty that provides TFO anglers complete confidence that if a TFO product is broken for any reason, thereâ€™s a solution to get them back on the water quickly and without hassles.
Engineered to fit the angler (not the other way around), the Axiom II fly rod offers the optimization of the three-dimensional approach to casting a fly, hooking a fish and landing it.
The engineering and materials in the Axiom II rod satisfy the broadest range of casting styles and strokes. Whether short and powerful or long and smooth, the rod will accept the caster without the need to adapt stroke to rod action.
The A2 design is the most efficient energy delivery tool that our legendary Advisory Staff designers have tested to date. Easy to load, (bend) and quick in unloading, which also ensures accurate and true tracking. No bounce, shock and no wobble on the stop – A2 rods are smooth and efficient casting tools.
The last and possibly most gratifying job a rod has is to bring the fish to hand so you can capture the “Kodak,” moment for all times. Fly rods offer the angler a range of options based on the butt angle to the fish. At or near 90-degrees to the fish’s pull, a rod is a long shock absorber that helps protect lighter tippet. At 45-degrees, the effective lever shortens and the bottom half of the rod now has bend, has more power and allows you to put more pressure on a fish. Heavy tippet and big strong fish allow for fighting angles that are very slight – think 15 to 25-degrees. The bend or load is now down in the butt – in the most powerful part of the rod. The A2 design accommodates all three and lets you choose how and when to apply pressure.
The Deer Creek Series was designed to be a high performing, versatile, and budget-conscious line of spey rods.
Designed by spey legend Bob Meiser and fishing guide & teacher Mike Kinney, the Deer Creek Series was designed to be a high performing, versatile, and budget-conscious line of spey rods. Although having a traditional action feel, these rods are very well adapted to all styles of modern spey casting including two-hand overhead, short belly, Skagit and Scandinavian techniques. With six models to choose from, including the 4/5 wt trout spey and the 9/10 wt salmon rod, the Deer Creek Series has a rod to cover all of your spey needs. And hey, with the money you save you can plan more steelhead and salmon trips. It's a win-win.
The Drift Rod is designed to be light in overall weight, fast damping and well balanced as we used a mixture of our highest modulus carbon fiber along with a down-locking reel seat and removable weighted fighting butt.
The Drift Rod is designed to be light in overall weight, fast damping and well balanced as we used a mixture of our highest modulus carbon fiber along with a down-locking reel seat and removable weighted fighting butt. You can further fine tune balance with 3/8th inch ID washers – depending on the weight of your reel. The tip is ultra-sensitive allowing one to distinguish between a subtle take and a bottom tick with a soft tipped action that protects the very light tippets often needed to sustain a drift and remain invisible to a selective trout.
The versatility of this rod will amaze as it can be fished as a traditional 9’ 4 piece 3 weight, add a 1’ section to make it a 10’ rod, a 27 inch section to make it an 11’ 3 inch rod, or add both conversion sections for a length of 12’ 3 inches. So from traditional 3 weight lines to the tight line nymphing techniques including French, Czech and Polish styles, you’ll make the “leader only” tuck casts with accuracy and ease – at any rod length. Finally, we included a 3 inch lower cork grip that replaces the weighted fighting butt – perfect for the new micro spey lines and techniques… just pick the optimal length for the environment and application.
Jason Randall, design coordinator, challenged us to create stripping guides that would allow one to add one or more sections without un-stringing line, leader and flies. A big challenge but we did it… and have patented a guide that Lefty called one of the greatest innovations he has seen in the last 50 years. Rod length can be changed on stream in a matter of seconds and a reel with a couple of spare spools carrying a WF 3, nymphing setup and micro spey and you are well armed for any challenge you might face.
We believe this is the most innovative and versatile fly rod ever designed – thanks to Jason’s help. There are virtually no trout fishing environments were the selection of conversion options will prove less than superb presentation to the most selective of trout. The rod also bridges the gap between traditional Tenkara and fly rods with reels.
Signature Series Itop
The Signature Series are lightweight and highly responsive fishing instruments constructed of new materials that dramatically reduce weight, while creating an aggressive blend of power and strength.
Engineered to the highest performance standards, these lightweight and highly responsive fishing instruments are constructed of new materials that dramatically reduce weight, while creating an aggressive blend of power and strength. The fast actions excel for both presentations and distance. The rich translucent olive blanks are outfitted with matching braided carbon-fiber reel seats, REC Recoil stripping guides, ultralightweight chromium-impregnated stainless snake guides and flor-grade grips. Rod case included.
Signature Series IItop
The medium action Lefty Kreh Signature series rods are terrific all-around fly rods for beginner and intermediate casters.
The medium action Lefty Kreh Signature series rods are terrific all-around fly rods for beginner and intermediate casters. The medium action allows for easy loading of the blank and a shortened learning curve when learning to cast. The Signature series is our staple and for good reason: not only is it affordable, it's also one of the most versatile rods out there.