Temple Fork Outfitters BVK IV Reel

The fish-stopping power in the BVK IV comes from the synthetic Rulon drag material

TFO reel

TFO reel

Temple Fork Outfitters uses the phrase “light heavyweight” to describe its new BVK IV large-arbor reel. The fully machined reel weighs only 8¾ ounces, but don’t let that fool you — it was designed for big, long-running fish. The 4¾-inch-diameter spool is 13/8 inches wide and can hold as much as 300 yards of 30-pound Dacron, plus a 12-weight fly line. The fish-stopping power in the BVK IV comes from the synthetic Rulon drag material, which is maintenance-free and enclosed to keep sand and other debris out. And the one-way clutch virtually eliminates start-up inertia. $299.95; www.templeforkflyrods.com