Flats and fly fishing on the coastal waters of Southwest Florida.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
New Temple Fork BVK Super Large Arbor Fly Reels
I'm a big fan of Temple Fork Outfitters, especially their new line of BVK rods and reels. I've finally had a chance to play with one of their brand new Model IV fly reels designed to fit an 11 or 12 weight rod. This reel will hold 275 yards of 30# dacron backing which is more than enough to contain any full size Pine Island tarpon. They also have a completely sealed Delrin/stainless steel drag system that is basically maintenance free. I've been using one of their Model III reels for over a year and rarely even rinse it off at the end of the day. Right now the Model IV is available only in the moss green color shown above but it's great looking and matches the new BVK 12 weight rod perfectly. It retails for only $299 which is a tremendous bargain for this kind of quality and performance. You can check them out in person at Florida Paddlesports on Pine Island Road.