Temple Fork Outfitter Spinning Rod Independent Review [Video]
By: Luke Simonds on August 18, 2016
Many have asked which fishing rod I like best for inshore fishing.
So I made the video below to highlight the rod that I’ve been using for the past year that I have been very impressed with
The reason why selecting the right rod for your fishing needs is that it is one of the most important tools you have when fishing with artificial lures.
In fact, I personally believe that the fishing rod is the most important of all pieces of equipment because it controls so many essential tasks:
- Casting distance/control
- Working the lure on the retrieve
- Feeling bites
- Setting the hook
- Helping pull in the fish
And one rod I’ve found that I really like is from a company based in Dallas, TX called Temple Fork Outfitters (TFO).
TFO Rod Video Review
In this short video, you’ll learn about the findings I’ve had while using this spinning rod over the past year for inshore fishing.
TFO Spinning Rod Specs
Here are the listed Specifications listed on their Professional series spinning rod that I like best:
- Length: 7’6″
- Power: Medium
- Line Weight: 6 – 12 lbs
- Lure Weight: 1/4th to 3/4th oz
- Model Number: TFG PSS 764-1 (used to be TFG SSS 764-1)
The downside of this rod is that it is difficult to find in retail stores.
I always recommend supporting your local tackle shops, so be sure to check them if they have TFOs in stock if you’re interested in these TFO rods.
If you can’t find them locally, they can be ordered on Amazon (click here for a direct link to the exact size, model, & action that I like to use).
Want To See This Rod In Action?
If you’d like to see this rod in action, here’s a video showing some finesse fishing in a skinny creek for snook.
You’ll see all 5 essential tasks listed above in action:
- Long cast into a narrow creek channel up ahead
- Easy retrieve with its lightweight yet sturdy blank
- Quick feel of strike
- Good hook set
- Enough backbone to keep it from the structure
Having a quality rod is essential for inshore anglers who want to maximize their results while fishing with artificial lures since it’s in charge of so many important tasks.
After testing many different rods, I’ve found best results with the ones that are lightweight while also having a firm tip which provides excellent feel and an effective blank for successfully presenting a lure to a fish.
So far, I’ve found that this rod made by Temple Fork Outfitters to be a fantastic fit for my inshore fishing needs.
Be sure to support your local tackle shops so check them if they have TFOs in stock.
Otherwise, click here for a direct link on Amazon to the exact size, model, & action that I like to use.
P.S. – Be sure to share this with any of your fishing friends who is in need of a new spinning rod for inshore fishing.