Temple Fork Outfitters Adds Two-Handed Rods to BVK Family
[dropcap]A[/dropcap]rrive at any boat ramp, or lodge from Northern California to British Columbia and you’ll see some of the finest two-handed rods ever built.
Not only do these meticulously finished rods cast well, they make no qualms about bringing the fight to the fish. That is exactly the mindset we tried to replicate with the BVK family of two-handed rods. From traditional lines, to modern scandi lines and mid-bellies, this three-rod BVK family features a faster, stiffer feel that melds perfectly with swift, touch-and-go style casts.
The 12’8” 6-weight, (400 to 600 grains) is the stand-out dry line/summer run rod for steelhead and matches well with mid-range heads and floating tips.
There is a reason why 13-foot, 7-weight two handed rods are so popular. They can cover just about any species specific technique, whether it’s battling steep banks or wind ripping up the canyon from your favorite run, this rod is small enough to cast in tight quarters while maintaining enough length to lift longer lines off of the water. The ideal grain window for the 7-weight, are lines between 450-650 grains.
The 13’4” 8-weight, (500 to 700-grains) model has a thin profile, and a light in hand feel, but, make no mistake it was built to handle big water and big fish. Triple density lines and floaters, and a variety of longer line approaches feel right at home on this rod. For those who desire to go after big salmon and steelhead in deep, fast water with big flies, heavy heads and tips, these rods have the power for the job.
Rods come adorned with Tactical Series stripping guides and ultra-lightweight chromium impregnated stripping guides. A trimmed down, reconstituted cork handle allows for ergonomic handling and durability in the wettest fishing conditions.
BVK two-handed models retail for $485.95-$495.95.
NOTE: Featured Image provided by Temple Fork Outfitters. Lefty Kreh and Ed Jaworowski.