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.