Axiom II Fly Rods: Temple Fork designed the new Axiom II to be easy to cast, offer quick dampening qualities, and provide excellent fish-fighting performance whether protecting a light tippet or putting the heat on a big tarpon. Equipped with a fast action, these new rods boast full-wells grips, full aluminum or aluminum with graphite insert reel seats, double reel seat uplocks, composite cork fighting butts, Fuji SiC stripping guides, and chrome snake guides.
Expect to see these 9-foot 4-piece rods in weights 6–12 at prices starting at $339.95 and climbing up slightly to $359.95 for the biggest model. A rod tube and sock is included with each rod. Want to get your hands on an Axiom II? You'll be able to do so come October!
New BVK Spey Rod: The current BVK Spey lineup sees a new addition in the form of an 11'6" rod rated for a 5-weight line. Perfect for grain weights from 200–400, this 4-piece rod weighs 6.2 ounces and carries stainless-framed TFO "Tactical Series" stripping guides, black aluminum reel seat with double uplocks, and a "reconstituted" cork handle for comfort and a sure grip. This rod sells for $480.95 and is available now.