The next stop for the crew of Ex Officio’s Game On 2 is Montana for some kayak fly fishing. We are lucky to be partnering with two of the best fly fishing companies in the industry. It is both a priveledge and a treat for the GO2 team.
I have had experience with both companies products and I use them regularly. That’s important! It would be disingenuous to promote a product that you don’t believe in. We contacted TFO and Rio to partner with us for GO2 because we use and believe in their product.
The fly rods sent by TFO are their new Axiom series: http://www.templeforkflyrods.com/rods/Axiom.html
“Through a proprietary process, Kevlar is sandwiched between two layers of carbon fiber pre-preg. This patented (US patent pending) process helps reduce the ovaling effect a rod blank experiences under load, creating an exceptionally smooth powerful rod with remarkable damping (tip bounce) qualities. The result is ultra high line speed with crisp, clean, accurate loops.
TFO’s Axiom series feature a rich translucent blue blank accentuated with gold script and accents, Flor grade cork (reverse half wells on the 5, full wells with decorative burl rings on the 6, 8 and 10), gun metal blue up-locking reel seat and large stripping guides with gold titanium oxide inserts.”
We will be using 5 and 6 wt Axiom rods for the Montana trip along with TFO’s Prism Large Arbor reels.
“The Ultimate Fly Line. A revolutionary taper design allows tremendous loop stability at distance and a unique weight distribution loads a rod at close range for easy casting. The front taper delivers perfect turnover and presentation of flies between sizes #22 and #2, making this the best general purpose, all round fly line on the market.
The long back taper is excellent for mending and for roll and single handed spey casting and the color change between the head and the running line makes it easy to find the perfect load point for each cast.
The lines features RIO’s new Extreme Slickness Technology for an extraordinarily slick, dirt-repelling coating; in addition RIO’s AgentX and Super Floatation Technologies ensure the line tip and running line remain floating high. As with all of RIO’s premier trout lines a small, neat welded loop in the front end makes it easy to change leaders.”
We can’t wait to get to Montana and get after those trout. We look forward to the trip and will update you as the “make ready” continues!