5.25.2012

The Carp Slayer Build - TFO BVK Reel

Ed Schmitt, aka The Four Season Angler, is currently working on a custom 6wt fly rod for me that will be dubbed, The Carp Slayer.

I had very specific details about what I wanted and needed this rod to do in order to handle the main quarry that I intend to use it on. After several conversations and a ton of research on his part, he found what he thinks will be the perfect blank!

TFO BVK II Super Large Arbor Reel - Moss Green
While Ed builds, I had to find a reel for the Carp Slayer. Since I chose to only use a 6wt rod instead of an 8wt, I knew that I needed a reel that had a large arbor spool, reliable drag, and a TON of backing capacity. After an exhausting amount of searching, I finally found what I think will be the perfect reel - A TFO BVK II super large arbor reel.

Temple Fork Outfitters claims this reel will hold 200 yards of 20lb of backing and WF6F line. Most other reels that I found only held around 100 yards. On top of the great line capacity, the reel only weighs 4.9 ounces!!!

I can't wait to put this thing to the test and once the Carp Slayer is complete, I will have several reviews coming.

Until then.....






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6 comments:

  1. TFO makes some killer reels, can't wait to see what Ed whips up.

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  2. That is one nice reel, and just wait until you get on of them 20 or 30pounders, that fight like heck on spin tackle.

    I can see you on the river and just seeing your line zoom out of your reel so fast, and you can't do anything...now that's a fight.

    Hope this combo slays em.

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  3. That is a really sweet looking reel. Cant wait to see the Rod that is going with it!

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  4. The balance on the this reel with the 6 wt should be perfect for carp and larger bass using a size 4 popper--I really like the looks of that reel.

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  5. Be sure and have him put a fighting butt on that 6 weight! Even fairly small carp wear out your wrist pretty good without a fighting butt.

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