The folks from Temple Fork Outfitters were feeling quite proud of themselves at this week's ICAST, having won a "Best of Show" award for the new BVK fly reel.
ICAST, or the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, is the world's largest fishing tackle trade show, featuring all the premier tackle companies. It's an impressive lineup, and the big names tend to dominate every awards ceremony. When one of the smaller independent companies finds its way into the winners' circle, that's good reason to take notice. Which is exactly what happened with Temple Fork and its BVK reel.
Designed to be the perfect companion with the highly acclaimed BVK rod series, the anodized BVK reels are precision machined from bar stock aluminum and feature a silky smooth drag of stacked Delrin and stainless steel discs. Equally at home in both fresh and salt water, the super large arbor design provides faster line pick-up and helps the maintenance-free drag provide a more constant pressure.
Conversion from a left- to right-hand retrieve is quick and easy. The BVK is currently available in a clear silver, with plans to offer the reel soon in green and champagne.
But what makes the BVK reel truly impressive is its weight. The BVK I, which holds 75 yards of 20-pound backing with a WF-4-F line, comes in at a modest 4.6 ounces; the BVK II weighs a measly 4.9 ounces despite its ability to hold 200 yard of 20-pound backing and a WF-6-F line. The BVK III holds 205 yards of 20-pound backing with a WF-8-F line, yet it weighs just 5.2 ounces.
That's quite an accomplishment with an MSRP of only $224.95-$249.95.
So get on down to your nearest TFO dealer. Say you want to see the reel that caused all that commotion at ICAST.