Blane Chocklett with a beast White River brown trout caught with Gabe Levin

THE DAYS are getting shorter and cooler, its time to drag out the big sticks and big flies for another winter on the White River system. TFO has stepped up with two new sticks we think will be a hit out there

Headlining the new releases is the BC Big Fly rod built in conjunction with our buddy, streamer guru Blane Chocklett. The rod is cast all day light and powerful enough for 8-inch articulated streamers

The 8wt is going to be the best of the 3 BC models (the others a 10wt and a 12wt).

We used our highest modulus material and Axiom technology to redefine performance in an extremely powerful fly rod. Unlike other “stiff” rods, the BC Big Fly delivers both the energy necessary for long casts as well as incredible tracking and recovery, resulting in superior accuracy at distance.

The BC Big Fly features a modified, composite cork full-wells grip and an extended, IGFA-compliant fighting butt for picking up and casting large, Game Changer style flies and heavy lines. This extended grip also helps anglers better execute the circular or figure-eight style of moving a fly near the surface.

Big fish put a toll on fly rods. That is why we utilized the highest quality Black Pearl RECOIL guides by REC and ultra-lightweight black single-foot snake guides on the BC Big Fly. All rods also feature a built-in hook keeper and an engraved Game Changer style fly logo on the reel seat.


THE new Mangrove Coast rods keep a relaxed feel of its predecessors. and offer a more affordable and more versatile entry, capable of moving from the White to the Gulf at short notice.

Built with the entry level to intermediate saltwater angler in mind, the Mangrove Coast series utilizes a medium fast action blank to give anglers the ability to step up to the bow and quickly load and unload an accurate presentation to a tailing fish.

When fish start to move out, the Mangrove Coast has enough power in the butt to pick up and reposition the line at distance.

The MC features full wells grips with an instant rod weight burled cork LINE-ID system, fighting butts on all models, and cleverly machined hook keepers built into each side of the aluminum up-locking reel seat. All rods are topped with saltwater safe FUJI Concept-O stripping guides and ultra-lightweight chromium-impregnated stainless-steel snake guides.

Rods are offered in a 6 through 12-weight and are packaged in a labeled rod sock and rod tube.