Temple Fork Impact Series Fly Rods
Vendor: Temple Fork Outfitters
Available: In stock
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Rod design has always been a game of compromises…until now. Several years ago we introduced our RPM™ (Rod Performance Matrix) to better define what a rod – or rod series – has been designed to do. Presentation, distance and lifting are the three attributes by which all rods can be measured. Emphasis in one of these has always meant a deficiency in another. The new Impact™ rods, through an innovative fusion of fly rod functions designed to achieve the pinnacle of performance, have made this compromise a thing of the past.
Impact™ rods are unbelievably smooth and powerful, loading and unloading with maximum efficiency affording an effortless feel and level of performance that will impress the most accomplished angler along with the easy loading fish-ability newer fly casters need. Their action, in conjunction with a unique combination of the latest materials, merges the attributes of all your favorite rods in such a way that there’s no trace of any of the familiar limitations you’ve had to put up with. Impact™ rods are designed to exceed every angler’s expectations with a level of excellence that will set new industry standards. That’s making an Impact.
Each blank offers a very slim profile finished with our exclusive Tactical Series Stripping Guides and ultra-lightweight chromium-impregnated stainless snake guides. Their reduced profile burl cork handles are both handsome and durable - plus they retain their superb feel under all fishing conditions. The handsome blanks are matte black with black thread wraps and emerald trim. Smoke-gray machined aluminum reel seats with gray carbon fiber inserts adorn the larger models with beautiful rosewood inserts on the smaller models.
Rod Power MatrixTM
Years ago, Lefty Kreh explained his basis for rod design. "There are three things we can emphasize in rod design at TFO...Presentation, Distance, and Lifting." Presentation involves accuracy and the manner in which the fly and leader land on the water. Delicacy of presentation may not be a major factor when targeting a species like tuna, but it can be all-important when tempting trout in a gin-clear stream. Distance, of course, refers to how far you can deliver your offering. In some situations this may matter little, in others it can spell the difference between success and failure. Finally, in the fish fighting phase the rod's primary function is related to its lifting power, a critical consideration when a big fish dogs you in the depths.
Of course, no one rod can perform each of these functions to its maximum potential. But at TFO our rod series are designed to handle virtually every kind of fishing scenario you are likely to encounter. By consulting the chart you can easily select a rod that features a mix of functions that is most suitable for the kind of fishing you'll be doing. You won't be disappointed.
"Usually when you emphasize one rod design characteristic, you have to give up something else. Thats not the case with the new Impact series. The new technology being developed at TFO lets you get everything you want in a rod...without making sacrifices.”
|TF 04 80 4 I||4 Wt.||8'||4||2.9||$324.95|
|TF 05 90 4 I||5 Wt.||9'||4||3.3||$324.95|
|TF 06 90 4 I||6 Wt.||9'||4||3.4||$324.95|
|TF 06 91 4 I *||6 Wt.||9'||4||4.3||$349.95|
|TF 07 90 4 I *||7 Wt.||9'||4||4.6||$349.95|
|TF 08 90 4 I *||8 Wt.||9'||4||4.6||$349.95|
|TF 09 90 4 I *||9 Wt.||9'||4||4.8||$374.95|
|TF 10 90 4 I *||10 Wt.||9'||4||4.9||$374.95|
*Aluminum Uplocking Reel Seat with Fighting Butt