Delivering excellent performance and value has been the heart of Temple Fork Outfitters’ core values since developing their first rod in 1997.
Personifying this core value is TFO’s Professional Series of Spinning and Casting rods—their most popular with recreational anglers and professional guides alike. Redesigned for 2022, the Professional Series covers the range of lengths and power combinations necessary to address almost all freshwater and light tackle saltwater techniques.
“I’m fortunate to guide in the land of giant redfish.” reflects Capt. Gary Dubiel. “The summer months draw 40-plus inch reds into the Pamlico Sound and the Neuse River. The Neuse is a unique body of water—non-tidal, tannic, and up to seven miles wide. This can make finding big reds a challenge. We need a rod that not only fights a big bulldog of a fish, but we need to cover water. The TFO Professional 705 and 706 spinning rods are perfect! The corks explode off the rod tip, giving us the distance to cover ground, and the lower two thirds of the blank applies all the pressure we need to beat these giants.”
The foundation of the Professional Series is created using standard modulus carbon fiber material, resulting in incredibly powerful, moderate fast action blanks. The series continues to use the popular TFO color-coded power system so anglers can quickly identify which action they need when covering all depths of water. TFO has upgraded the handle of the Professional Series and incorporated new down-locking reel seats with hidden threads. This not only increases comfort, but it also gives the rods a sharp and modern look. The use of braid and saltwater-safe Fuji Concept O-ring guides and cork grips make TFO’s professional series one of the best values in the rod market today.
Also receiving a fresh new look and feel for 2022, is Temple Fork’s ever popular Tactical Inshore Series. This is TFO’s specialized light tackle saltwater rod series that is built for and designed by the accomplished inshore angler looking to find a saltwater tool that will fit every need they have regardless of geography.
Capt. Jarad “Dingo” Boshammer knows a thing or two about southern Florida’s tarpon and giant snook fisheries. “The Tactical Inshore 765 (7’6” MH Spinning) has become my new favorite rod for lighter artificial baits, topwater and Nomad Vertrex Vibes.” He adds, “This rod has enough backbone to catch really large snook, it has lots of feel in the tip for working lures well, and, most importantly, it doesn’t wear out my anglers when putting in lots of casts.”
With over 372,000 miles of coastline around the world, there are anglers committed to pushing the limits of light tackle; TFO’s goal was to develop a rod series engineered to compliment the leading-edge terminal tackle and lines they were using.
“TFO’s new 704 (7-foot, medium) Fast Action Tactical Inshore spinning rod is the perfect rod for fishing on the shallow water flats.” Says Capt. Jonathan Moss, Host of The Captain’s Log.
“This rod allows anglers to cast soft plastic baits both accurately and long distances, making it a true sight-fishing rod,” Moss says. “At the same time, this rod has enough backbone to set to the hook with force even when casting a long distance to spooky fish. Additionally, it can also be used for topwater plugs, which is a perfect early-morning search bait in shallow water. This versatility makes the new 704 spinning rod my go-to choice. It can literally do anything I need on the flats!”
The newly redesigned Tactical Inshore features deep, powerful, progressive taper blanks with fast, crisp tips that are engineered using intermediate modulus carbon fiber pre-preg fabric. The Tactical Inshore series is painted in TFO’s distinctive sky-blue color and fitted with all new down-locking, feel through reel seats. Topped with Fuji’s Corrosion Control K-Guides guides, the redesigned Tactical Inshore series is as handsome as it is functional.
Every one of TFO’s rods are designed and manufactured to deliver uncompromising performance and proven durability across a wide range of fishing situations. Combined with TFO’s full lifetime warranty against defects, these rods are the perfect choice for anglers wanting to ensure their fishing success and enjoyment.
TFO. The original rod company to offer the right tools at a sound price.
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