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 Kreh called one
of the greatest innovations he has seen in the last 50 years. The 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.
Temple Fork fly
rods are designed for high-end power and performance, with sophisticated and
elegant craftsmanship, without unnecessary accouterments that add expense and
cost. Every TFO rod is manufactured to exacting standards in their own
factories to ensure extreme control of the production and quality process. TFO
fly rods provide anglers with tools that properly fit their needs, designed to
last a lifetime, at a value price that is hard to believe. For more than two
decades, Temple Fork has designed fly rods recognized for optimizing
performance and price, making TFO the #1 manufacturer of fly rods in the United
States. Every TFO rod is backed by their Unconditional Lifetime Warranty and
their commitment to get you back on the water quickly, and without hassle.