In January I attended the fly fishing show in Marlboro Massachusetts. While visiting a vendor who had quite a display of fly reels one caught my eye. It was a TFO BVK reel. I picked it up and I fell in love. I did not even turn the spool, just holding it was enough. The reel was so light, and the color very pleasing that I said I have to have it. Further inspection of the reel showed it was a click and pawl reel, but the sound of it was not like others click and pawl reels, it was a soft mellow sound very easy on the ears.
The purchase price was so that I could not purchase it then. I did how ever manage to sell a few odd items I had on eBay and gained the funds necessary to purchase the BVK.
The reel arrived yesterday and I wanted to run to the TMA and give it a try. It did not happen but I hope to do it soon. I'll give you the particulars of this reel now.
First off it has a beautiful moss green finish, similar to a brook trout. It is made of anodized aluminum and a large arbor. The reel is 2.5 inches in diameter and weighs just 2 ounces. I put on a Orvis 3wt line. When placed on my Cabelas glass rod it balances beautifully. What a wonderful small stream setup.
I am hoping to fish this setup very soon and will give you another report on its performance.
You know I am a sucker for anything light action when it comes to fly reels and rods. This is one awesome reel; I just looked it up on TFO website. I don’t even I have to touch this reel to know I need to add it to my fly fishing arsenal. I am thinking of pairing it with a TFO Signature Series 3wt. 7 ½ ft. both would be green in color and the balance for rod and reel would be perfect. Like you said in your post, I need to sell some fly fishing items to secure this combo; perfect combo for the stocker rainbow on our tailrace, thanks for sharing.
Bill if you like lite then this is for you. I think it would pair up great with your TFO 3wt....start the selling.
Well, interesting! I didn't know that TFO made reels. It is very pleasant on the eye with the mellow color. Sounds like an adventure is coming up quickly to try it out! Have fun...ReplyDelete
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Emily an adventure is in the works for sure.
That is a thing of beauty Brk Trt!!ReplyDelete
Pete you have got to see it in person.
Awesome looking reel! Lots of luck with it!ReplyDelete
It will be a pleasure to fish with.
That's a great looking reel. I'm a fan of the color, and looking forward to seeing it pictured with those beautiful brookies!ReplyDelete
Justin it was the color that first grabbed me, but to pick it up, that was the deal sealer.
Nice modern design and an interesting color BUT I think I'll stay with my small Battenkills. They are soooo traditional and so am I.ReplyDelete
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Ken those small Battenkills are sweet, have a few myself. Being traditional is good.