The rod can be fished as a traditional 9’ 4 piece 3 weight, add a 1’ section to make it a 10’, a 27 inch section to make it an 11’ 3" rod, or add both conversion sections for a length of 12’ 6 inches. So from traditional 3 weight lines to the tight line nymphing techniques including French, Czech and Polish styles, you’ll make the “leader only” tuck casts with accuracy and ease at any rod length.
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The Temple Fork Outfitters Drift Rod is designed to be light in overall weight, fast damping and well balanced as we used a mixture of our highest modulus carbon fiber along with a down-locking reel seat and removable weighted fighting butt. You can further fine tune balance with 3/8th inch ID washers – depending on the weight of your reel. The tip is ultra-sensitive allowing one to distinguish between a subtle take and a bottom tick with a soft tipped action that protects the very light tippets often needed to sustain a drift and remain invisible to a selective trout.
The versatility of this rod will amaze as it can be fished as a traditional 9’ 4 piece 3 weight, add a 1’ section to make it a 10’ rod, a 27 inch section to make it an 11’ 3 inch rod, or add both conversion sections for a length of 12’ 6 inches. So from traditional 3 weight lines to the tight line nymphing techniques including French, Czech and Polish styles, you’ll make the “leader only” tuck casts with accuracy and ease – at any rod length. Finally, we included a 3 inch lower cork grip that replaces the weighted fighting butt – perfect for the new micro spey lines and techniques… just pick the optimal length for the environment and application.
Jason Randall, design coordinator, challenged us to create stripping guides that would allow one to add one or more sections without un-stringing line, leader and flies. A big challenge but we did it… and have patented a guide that Lefty Kreh called one of the greatest innovations he has seen in the last 50 years. Rod length can be changed on stream in a matter of seconds and a reel with a couple of spare spools carrying a WF 3, nymphing setup and micro spey and you are well armed for any challenge you might face.
We believe this is the most innovative and versatile fly rod ever designed – thanks to Jason’s help. There are virtually no trout fishing environments were the selection of conversion options will prove less than superb presentation to the most selective of trout. The rod also bridges the gap between traditional Tenkara and fly rods with reels.
Lenght: 9'/10'/11'6"/12', Line wt: 3, Pieces: 4/5/6
All TFO products have a no-fault lifetime warranty for the life of the registered owner. This warranty is exclusively between TFO and the registered owner of the product.
We know how awful it is to break your favorite fishing rod (we’ve been there). The TFO no-fault lifetime warranty is intended to provide our anglers complete confidence that if a TFO product is broken for any reason, there’s a solution to get them back on the water quickly and without hassles.
Every TFO fishing rod is built in our exclusive facility – never in someone else’s factory and never with somebody else’s rods – which assures us (and our anglers) extreme consistency and reliability. And because we understand the quality TFO anglers demand, we take the extra step of test-loading 100% of our fishing rods before they’re ever shipped. Doing so allows us to confidently provide the best warranty in the industry. Fishing rods do get broken, but we work hard to ensure that it’s not due to workmanship or manufacturing issues.
We will candidly answer questions about why a fishing rod broke and we’ll tell you if we don’t know. It may also be helpful to refer to Tom Kirkman’s article, Rod Failure (RodMaker Magazine). It’s usually not difficult to determine why a fishing rod unfortunately broke and this is a fantastic analysis discussing the differences between damaged and defective rod failures.
TFO will always repair or replace (at no cost to the customer) any product damaged due to faulty workmanship or manufacturing defects. TFO’s no-fault lifetime warranty does not cover normal wear and tear, accidents, abuse or broken guides; however, for a fee TFO does provide thorough and timely product repairs.
FLY RODS: WARRANTY POLICY & PROCEDURES
First, we ask that you register your fly rod if you have not done so.
To use your No-Fault Warranty in the U.S., simply send the entire rod to our address in Dallas, TX. Yes, you must send in your entire rod as we do not sell individual sections. Once it arrives, we will re-fit a new section to your rod and inspect the remainder for any additional damage or wear.
We recommend using a carrier that provides tracking information in case of a problem. Make sure to include a note with your return shipping/contact information and a check for $35 (per rod). Failure to include the proper return shipping information may result in additional fees. Your repaired rod will be shipped back to you within a few days of receipt. Blanks sections (as appropriate) will be replaced and returned with related hardware and finishings from broken sections. This warranty is limited to the blank on custom TFO rods and does not cover flagrant abuse of the product. International warranties have different requirements. Please contact us for more details.
* It is not advised to send personal rod tubes, rod/reel carriers or any other personal items with your rod. We are not liable for the safe return of those items. Please ship your rods in a standard cardboard tube/triangular box availible from any shipping location.
** Our preferred incoming carriers are UPS and FedEx and we strongly recommend that all warranty repairs are shipped with a “signature required” delivery option. If UPS and FedEx are not available and you must ship with USPS, we suggest that you use their Priority Express shipping service.
WARRANTY RETURN ADDRESS
TEMPLE FORK OUTFITTERS
8105 Sovereign Row
Dallas, TX 75247
TFO Drift Rod website: https://tforods.com/drift-fly-rods/