Where our rods are made. We are proud that all Temple Fork Outfitters fly rods and conventional rods are handcrafted in South Korea. The production facility is controlled by TFO and only manufactures TFO products.
So what “weights” are best for trout? The best is undoubtedly a 5 or 6 fly rod. Why? A 5 or 6 line is heavy enough that beginners can learn to cast and be successful in a variety of fishing conditions – but it’s not so heavy that it foams the water and scares the fish.
By adding a weight of 7 to the quiver you can cover pretty much anything from large trout to bass and carp. Don’t forget steelhead and some inshore saltwater species. With most anglers already owning a 5 weight, the 7 weight is the perfect next rod.
Rick Pope, Founder and Chairman of TFO said, “Jason embodies his lifelong commitment to sharing his vast knowledge and welcoming new anglers to this amazing sport while teaching us its depths Insight into the trout captivates behavior.”
TFO had the same factory from the beginning. It has made all of our rods for our 21 years in the industry. Industry icons and TFO designers Gary Loomis and the late Lefty Kreh both confirmed that our engineer B.J.
Fly Rod Length
Get 8.5ft for general all round fly fishing in a variety of conditions. Get 8 feet or less for the precise and short casts required when fishing small rivers. Or to hunt panfish with a light fly line.
Also, if you plan to fish for salmon or saltwater, a 5 weight rod is probably far too light. As a general rule of thumb, a size 5 rod is a great rod for 10″ to 20″ fish.
A 6ft6″ – 7ft long spinning rod works best in most trout fishing situations. This is a good all-purpose length for fishing from the bank or from a boat. Some anglers prefer rods as short as 5 feet when fishing in small, overgrown streams.
The 8 weight rod
This rod is ideal for striper, redfish, black drum, sea trout, flounder, trout and smallmouth bass, carp, catfish, snakehead, pike, bluefish, pike, bonefish, big trout, salmon, small tarpon and can be used for panfish.
Saltwater fish species scare many fly fishermen into using the heaviest rods, but a 7 weight rod is great for catching speckled trout, small tarpon and even bonefish.
Big trout streamers
For catching big and mean trout streamers we recommend 9′ 6wt or 7wt. The heavier rod helps when casting heavy sinking lines and large flies.
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“Since selling his fishing rod company to Shimano American Corporation in 1997, Gary Loomis has spent the last eleven years at G. Loomis, Inc.
G Loomis has been manufacturing conventional (fiber blend) and fly fishing rods (multi-taper design) in Woodland, Washington since 1982.
For Temple Fork, originality has always meant setting the standard and setting the standard by which an angler weighs a rod’s performance against its price. And in fly fishing we were the first to emphasize that relationship, becoming the original rod manufacturer offering the right tools at a reasonable price.