Here are just a few of the accolades this rod has earned:
- 2nd Place in Yellowstone Angler's 8-weight Shootout!
- 7th Place in the 5-weight Shootout!
- The personal choice of legendary anglers Lefty Kreh and Flip Pallot
Choose the 9' 8-weight BVK for an all-around saltwater rod, or the 9' 5-weight for an all around trout rod.
BlankBuilt with the highest modulus graphite available, the TFO BVK is not only extremely sensitive, but very lightweight. In fact, the BVK is one of the lightest rods on the market today.
Tactical Series Stripping Guides - the ultimate high performance guides designed to withstand the most rigorous
fishing conditions while providing maximum weight savings. The guides feature super hard-chrome anodized, stainless steel
inserts pressed into a machined, hard-anodized, stainless steel frame for extreme durability in both fresh and saltwater.
Snake Guides - Each rod is then finished with ultra lightweight, chromium-impregnated, stainless snake guides.
Dual Uplocking - Designed for bigger game, these rods feature a dual uplocking reel seat, a guide favorite
which ensures that your reel will always be secure.
Carbon Fiber insert - an attractive way to finish the rod, the green carbon fiber insert.
Rod tube not included - like all 4-piece single hand TFO rods, the BVK includes just a rod sock. We highly recommend purchasing TFO's Triangular Rod Tube with your rod. The 5-piece models include a rod tube.
No-Fault Warranty - The BVK is covered by TFO's industry-leading "No-Fault" Lifetime Warranty. It's only $30 for a repair and turnaround time is usually only a few days.
Rod Action: Fast
Best for: All water, Saltwater, Flats
Grip: Reversed Half-Wells - 3-weight to 9' 6-weight
Full-Wells w/ Fighting Butt - 9' 6-weight to 12-weight
Ability Level: Intermediate - Expert (learn more)
Recommended LinesMost fly casters will prefer a half-size higher line such as:
Advanced casters may prefer standard lines, such as Rio Gold.
For Saltwater, choose lines based on the species you'll be chasing.
Shootouts and Comparison tests
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- Paint it Black and Sell it as a Sage One Review by David
Personally, I found the 8 weight BVK to cast best using a line half a weight heavier like the GPX or Grand. It really let me turn over big flies in the wind yet still maintain accuracy and delicate presentation. 70 feet is no problem, bet then again you're going to catch most your fish at 30 to 50 feet. That is where this rod performs best.
It only weights 3.1 ounces but trust me, it has enough power to take on a 35 pound musky. Moreover, TFO's warranty is bullet proof and the turnaround time is spectacular. Buy this rod! Posted on 8/22/15
- Great rod! Review by Khuong
- Best Value around Review by Risso
- Unbelievable Review by Chris
- WOW Review by rob
Cost, construction and warranty don't hurt but... This thing is Amazing Posted on 10/15/14
- BVK 9wt Review by Colin
The lightweight rod can really shoot out line it needed and can still throw delicate short casts.
5* Rod at an unbeatable price Posted on 7/15/14
- Fantastic rods Review by Brandon
You can tell the difference as soon as you pick up the rod and make your first cast. And even better, it's been really easy to "learn" the rod in just a short time. I'm not able to manipulate my line and flies unlike I was before -- all without having to spend $1000 on a rod.
I've been fly fishing for a year, and these two rods were my first step up from the big box store outfits. After a few months of having and using these rods, I'm not sure it'll ever be necessary for me to use a different rod. I couldn't recommend these more highly. Posted on 5/25/14
- BVK 5 WT Review by SCOTT
- BVK 5 WT--Love it. Review by Mike