TFO BVK Series Fly Fishing Rods Review

By Nick Simpson | Fishing Rod Reviews

TFO BVK Series Fly Fishing Rods

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Rating: 4.8/5






- An extremely versatile fly rod suitable for different fishing environs, including salt water fishing

- Fast action, light weight, fast recovery, and decent sensitivity

- Powerful hook setting

- Great price

- Backed by excellent TFO customer service and warranty


- More suitable for experienced anglers than beginners

- Not ideal for those looking for a super delicate presentation


Fly Rods Comparison

  • Eagle Claw Featherlight 3/4 Line Weight Fly Rod
  • Fiberglass and graphite 2-piece rod
  • Stainless steel guides
  • Fits 3/4 or 4/5-line weight
  • 6’6” length
  • Eagle Claw Featherlight 5/6 Line Weight Fly Rod
  • Aluminum and Cherry wood reel seat
  • Slow-action
  • Fiberglass construction
  • 7 line guides
  • Piscifun 4-piece Graphite Fly Fishing Rod
  • 30-ton Toray carbon fiber blanks
  • Advanced Ceramic Ring Stripping feature
  • Sensitive tip flexes
  • Durable backbone and rod butt
  • Wild Water Fly Fishing Complete 3/4 Starter Package
  • Includes reel, line, backing, and leader, rod sock and case, fly box, and Nine flies
  • Slow action, mid-flex graphite design
  • Comes with carrying case
  • 7-foot length
  • Wild Water Fly Fishing Complete 5/6 Starter Package
  • 9-foot rod
  • Disassembles into four pieces
  • Lifetime fly rod warranty
  • Slow action, mid-flex design


Most anglers will tell you that you must shell out $500 or more for a quality fast-action fly rod, one that casts long, is lightweight but offers great strength, and has decent sensitivity.

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Well, that was certainly the case, until the BVK Series hit the scene.

Here’s a fly rod that offers you all the above-listed qualities and much more but doesn’t cost you a fortune. No wonder then anglers, experienced and novices alike, are interested in adding this fly rod to their kitty.

With this fly rod in the hands, you can indulge in your favorite pastime (read: big game fishing) all day long, without tiring or worrying about broken tackles or lost fish.

Main Usage

The TFO BVK fly fishing rods are made for experienced and beginner anglers looking for superior salt water fishing experience.

Fast action and light weight, BVK fly rods don’t break under the pressure of big fish and that’s why are extremely suitable for dealing with grass carp, large-mouth brass, white bass, redfish, smallmouth bass, and similar fish. You will also find the rod a great companion when you are fishing with heavy cover and weeds.

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These fly rods are nicely built and have a nice green blank. They cast fast, load extremely easily, and deliver an impressive distance.

Product Features

Power :

In fishing parlance, power usually refers to a fishing rod’s resistance or stiffness to bending. It is extremely important that you pick a rod that’s has got suitable power for the type of fishing you intend to do. Otherwise, broken tackles and lost fish will leave you frustrated and unhappy.

While weighing less than much-acclaimed TFO Mangrove, the BVK series rods are just as powerful. These fly rods offer you a great blend of strength and power. Build for medium-sized and large fish, BVK Series doesn’t disappoint on this front.

Rod Action:

The construction method as well as the material plays a major role in action of a rod. For this series TFO has gone for new materials and the end result is a highly-efficient fast action rod. In layman terms, this is the only rod you will need if you are hitting the water for large game fishing—and considering the cost of this rod, that’s awesome news! 

As the flex is limited to the one-third upper portion, this rod provides you with stiffness needed for large game fishing. The rod allows you to set the hook superbly strong and hard. It is extremely suitable for musky, largemouth bass, pike, and all other species involving single hooks and with short to long casting distance.

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As mentioned earlier, TFO has opted for new materials to compose BVK fly rods. As a result these rods are lightweight, about 3.2 pounds, but still offer a great combo of power and strength. 

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Being lightweight allows you to use the rod whole day long, day after day, without feeling soreness in your shoulders.

You can also use it for many different angling situations. It offers great resilience in salt water environments. It can handle everything from size 20 driers to nymph rigs and streamers.

Recovery, Sensitivity, and Brittleness:

Not many fly rods, at least in this price range, can beat TFO BVK fly rods on versatility. These are fast action rods with fast recovery, so you can cast really long. In fact for the first few times you use a BVK rod, you will be surprised how far it casts almost effortlessly.

While, for sure, sensitivity is not the strongest point of these rods, they are sufficiently sensitive and you have a decent feeling of what the line is doing. These rods are strong, so you don’t have to worry about the rod breaking up, even while bringing home a big-sized trout.


If you liked TFO Mangrove, you will absolutely love this fly rod. Why? Because it has all the qualities of that rod but weighs much less.

If you have never used TFO fly rod before, but are looking for an affordable yet quality fly rod, then too you will love BVK fly rod. Why? Because this rod is almost every bit as good as rods priced two times more. This fly rod is by far the best in its price range.

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