I own and fish for smallmouth bass with this same outfit. I use this 7-weight to cast larger flies, mostly streamers. It performs well and I’ve caught some large smallies on this rod, reel and fly line combo. I love it.
The rod is a Temple Fork Professional II. Paula and I have several of these in varying line weights. They cast very well. The Professional II is slightly heavier than the Temple Fork BVK, and that is the only reason this is my #2 choice 7-weight outfit. But, this is the one I own and I have no plans to upgrade to the BVK. This is a medium-fast rod and it is a bargain. It casts as well as other fly rods, costing much more.
The Orvis Access Mid-Arbor IV reel has more than enough drag resistance and line capacity to catch any smallmouth bass that swims. If anything, this reel is “overkill” for smallies, but you want this size to balance the 7-weight rod. Orvis Access reels are durable, reliable and a bargain.
I can’t say enough good things about the Rio Smallmouth Bass fly line. It is my favorite fly line for smallmouth bass. Paula and I use them, my friends use them and there are no telling how many of our customers use them. I believe they are the right choice for any smallmouth bass outfit.
Included with this outfit is the Temple Fork Professional II 9’ 7-Weight 4-Piece Fly Rod, Orvis Access Mid Arbor IV fly reel in the new color, Black Nickel and a Rio 7-weight Smallmouth Bass fly line. Also included is, a Temple Fork Triangle Tube, rod sock, backing, and an Orvis Reel Case. We will rig this outfit for you. We do not charge for ground shipping.
As I wrote earlier, this is my 7-weight smallmouth bass outfit.
The rod has a lifetime, no questions asked, warranty for the original owner. Should you break the rod, Temple Fork will replace the piece for a nominal charge. The Orvis Access Reel has a lifetime warranty if it fails due to no fault of your own. Accidental damage is not covered by the warranty.
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Rod - Temple Fork Professional II 9’ 7-weight
Rod Weight – 4.3 ounces
Rod action – Medium/Fast
Rod Pieces – 4-Piece
Reel – Orvis Access Mid Arbor IV
Reel Weight – 5.28 Ounces
Reel Diameter – 3.5”
Drag System – Sealed Carbon fiber/stainless steel washer
Reel Color – New Black Nickle
Rio Smallmouth Bass 7-Weight Fly Line
Orvis Reel Case
Temple Fork Triangle Rod Tube
Rigged by Little River Outfitters
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Little River Outfitters is a fly shop and mail order company located in Townsend, Tennessee, a gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We have been family owned since 1994.
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