Temple Fork Outfitters Deer Creek Spey Rods

Temple Fork Outfitters Deer Creek Spey Rods in-stock, no sales tax - $50 orders ship free in USA.

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Each Deer Creek Rod  comes with a rod case.
Deer Creek Spey Rods Deer Creek Switch Rods
12' 6" - 4/5-weight 13' 6" - 8/9-weight 11' 4-weight 11' 7-weight
12' 6" - 5/6-weight 15' - 8/9-weight 11' 5-weight 11' 8-weight
13' - 6/7-weight 14'  - 9/10-weight 11' 6-weight 11' 9-weight
 14' - 6/7-weight 15' - 9/10-weight    
13' - 7/8-weight Deer Creek Summer Steelhead Spey Outfit
14' - 7/8-weight Deer Creek Winter Steelhead Skagit Spey Outfit
Deer Creek Rods feature beautiful distinctive cork handles and thread wraps.

While some might argue that properly executed Spey casts are the highest form of fly casting, we would probably all agree that these casts are visually compelling, personally gratifying, and a wonderful way to present a fly to a fish. For a collective 65 years, two Pacific Northwest Spey casters, Mike Kinney and Bob Meiser have perfected this art and have shared their knowledge through guiding, teaching, and perhaps most importantly, by designing a new line of Spey rods, the Deer Creek series of two-handed rods. The Deer Creek Series rods have casting properties that marry perfectly with modern Spey lines. They have a unique progressive-regressive traditional action making them ideal for executing all types of Spey and Skagit casts. These blanks are a beautiful translucent dark amethyst color with fittings and components selected by Mike and Bob. Each model displays unique casting properties. Design application and compatible lines are  recommended by Mike Kinney for each model below. Some models have further commentaries by Mark Bachmann. Each rod comes with a Cordura covered hard case & sock.       12' 6" - #5/6 Field Test Report           13' - #7/8 Field Test Report

All Deer Creek Series rods are four sections.

Mike Kinney & client in Washington with a wild steelhead.

TF 4/5 126 4 DC

Length: 12' 6"       Sections: 4       Line Weight in Grains: 250-450

For trout or small summer steelhead.  This rod handles the full range of both floating and sinking tip lines for the angler who enjoys the ultra-light touch.

Rod Weight: 7.0 ounces 

Item Series Line Wt. Action Handle Price To Top
TF 4/5 126 4 DC Deer Creek 4/5 Med Deer Creek $380.00


TF 5/6 126 4 DC

Length: 12' 6"    Sections: 4       Line Weight in Grains: 350-550

For trout or summer steelhead.  This rod handles the full range of both floating and sinking tip lines for the angler who enjoys the lightweight touch.
Mike's Remarks:
Designed for trout and small steelhead, swinging small wet flies
Mike's Line Recommendations:
Skagit:
400/450 with tips to 150 grains
Rio Skagit 400/450, Airflo Skagit 6/7
Short Belly Spey with tips:
Airflo Delta Spey 6/7, CND GP 5/6 or 6/7 for deep loading, Rio Power Spey 5/6 or 6/7 for deep loading
Scandi:
350 to 400 grains <> Head length 30 to 32 feet

Comes with Cordura covered hard case & sock.
Mark's Remarks:
I like this rod with a 460-grain Rio AFS. Loads easy for beginners, hits hard in the wind
Rod Weight: 7.7 ounces  Field Test Report

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TF 5/6 126 4 DC
Deer Creek 5/6 Med Deer Creek $380.00

Deer Creek Summer Steelhead Spey Outfit
Outfit Includes:
TFO 12' 6" 5/6 Deer Creek Rod with case, TFO Prism 7/8 Reel, Rio 385-grain Steelhead scandi Head, Rio PowerFlex Core Shooting Line, 12' Rio Steelhead Leader, plus 100 yd. #30 Micron backing. It is rigged for chasing summer steelhead on the Deschutes River. This is a smoking hot deal on a great outfit.
Be sure to click which hand you prefer to wind the reel with.
Item Description Price To Top
TF 5/6 126 4 DC OUTFIT Deer Creek Steelhead Outfit Includes-
TFO 12' 6" 5/6 Deer Creek Rod with case, TFO Prism 7/8 Reel, Rio 385-grain Steelhead Scandi Head, Rio PowerFlex Core Shooting Line, 12' Rio Steelhead Leader, plus 100 yd. #30 Micron backing.
$499.95
TFO TF 5/6 126 4 DC Deer Creek Rod Report
Jim Sulin, TFO VP of Marketing with a Deschutes steelhead

We started using the 12 1/2 ' #5/6 Deer Creek when it first hit the market. It has been a very popular with anglers who fish the Deschutes river for summer steelhead. Fly lines are constantly evolving as is our understanding of fly casting. Everything just keeps getting better and our customers agree that his this lightweight outfit rocks!

Big steelhead & small Spey rod the componants of fun...

Outfit Specifications:
Rod: TF 5/6 126 4 DC
Reel: TFO Prism 7/8
Shooting Line: .030 Rio PowerFlex Core
Shooting Head: Rio Steelhead Scandi 385-grain

The outfit rigged this way is very lightweight, but has the butt strength to play most steelhead with reasonable authority. This rod/reel/line combination is very easy to cast and will appeal to anglers of all casting skills.  I fished this rod/reel/line combination off and on during the next 20-days.  Several of my clients also fished it. All seemed to like it, and two clients each bought identical outfits.


TF 6/7 130 4 DC

Length: 13'        Sections: 4       Line Weight in Grains: 400-650

Because of ongoing rod and line developments, the general trend in Spey Rods is that they are getting shorter and lighter. Six and seven weight rods now do the work of eight and even nine weight rods. This rod has applications for both summer and winter fishing.
Skagit: 500/550 with tips to 200 grains
Short Belly Spey with tips:
Airflo Delta Spey 6/7
Mid Length Spey with tips:
Airflo 6/7 Delta Long , Rio UniSpey 6/7
Scandi:
400 to 450 grains <> Head length 32 to 34 feet
Rod comes with Cordura covered hard case & sock.
Rod Weight: 8.9 ounces

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TF 6/7 130 4 DC Deer Creek 6/7 Med Deer Creek $390.00


TF 6/7 140 4 DC

Length: 14'        Sections: 4       Line Weight in Grains: 400-650

Some times a long, lightweight rod is best. This is the waking fly special.
Skagit: 500/550 with tips to 200 grains
Short Belly Spey with tips:
Airflo Delta Spey 6/7
Mid Length Spey with tips:
Airflo 6/7 Delta Long , Rio UniSpey 6/7
Scandi:
400 to 450 grains <> Head length 32 to 34 feet
Rod comes with Cordura covered hard case & sock.
Rod Weight: 9.1 ounces

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TF 6/7 130 4 DC Deer Creek 6/7 Med Deer Creek $390.00


TF 7/8 130 4 DC

Length: 13'        Sections: 4       Line Weight in Grains: 450-700

A very fine rod for medium size flies and steelhead. Can be useful in winter as well as summer.
Mike's Remarks:
Standard Puget Sound summer and winter wet and dry flies.
Mike's Line Recommendations:
Skagit: 500/550 with tips to 200 grains
Rio Skagit 500/550, Airflo Skagit 7/8
Short Belly Spey with tips:
Airflo Delta Spey 7/8
Mid Length Spey with tips:
Airflo 7/8 Delta Long , Rio Power Spey 7/8, CND GP 7/8 or 8/9 for deep loading
Scandi:
450 to 500 grains <> Head length 32 to 34 feet
Rod comes with Cordura covered hard case & sock.
Rod Weight: 8.9 ounces

Item Series Line Wt. Action Handle Price To Top
TF 7/8 130 4 DC Deer Creek 7/8 Med Deer Creek $390.00

Deer Creek Winter Steelhead Spey Outfit
Outfit Includes:
TFO 13' 7/8 Deer Creek Rod with case, TFO Prism 9/11 Reel, Rio Skagit Flight 550-grain Head, Rio PowerFlex Core Shooting Line, 12' Rio T-11, plus 100 yd. #30 Micron backing. It is rigged for chasing winter steelhead on the Pacific Northwest rivers. This is a smoking hot deal on a great outfit.
Be sure to click which hand you prefer to wind the reel with.
Item Description Price To Top
TF 7/8 130 4 DC OUTFIT Deer Creek Winter Steelhead Outfit Includes- TFO 13' 7/8 Dear Creek Rod with case, TFO Prism 9/11 Reel, Rio Skagit Flight 550-grain Head, Rio PowerFlex Core Shooting Line, 12' Rio T-11, plus 100 yd. #30 Micron backing. $559.95
13' - #7/8 Deer Creek Spey Rod Test Report
The Dear Creek 13' 7/8  is a fast European action type rod. For its price, it is exceptionally crisp.  It rocks with a 550-grain Rio Skagit Flight or an Airflo 540-grain Skagit Compact and 12' of T-11, or any of the Medium M.O.W. tips.  There are a number of distinguishing features to the Deer Creek Series of rods. After inspecting the flawless deep maroon finish, tasteful appointments and banded cork work, you will no doubt realize that the handle is unusually small in diameter. At first this felt alien to me. It was only after experimenting and analyzing a variety of casting strokes, that it became apparent that to drive this vehicle you need only finger tip control. This rod has an action that demands that the caster conserves energy.  If line speed is the measure of worth, this rod at $359.95 is a bargain!

TF 7/8 140 4 DC

Length: 14'        Sections: 4       Line Weight in Grains: 450-700

Designed primarily as a summer greased line rod
Mike's Line Recommendations:
Skagit: 500/550 with tips to 200 grains
Rio Skagit 500/550, Airflo Skagit 7/8
Short Belly Spey with tips:
Airflo Delta Spey 7/8
Mid Length Spey with tips:
Airflo 7/8 Delta Long , Rio Power Spey 7/8, CND GP 7/8 or 8/9 for deep loading
Scandi:
450 to 500 grains <> Head length 32 to 34 feet

Comes with Cordura covered hard case & sock.
Rod Weight: 9.2 ounces

Item Series Line Wt. Action Handle Price To Top
TF 7/8 140 4 DC Deer Creek 7/8 Med Deer Creek $390.00


TF 8/9 136 4 DC

Length: 13' 6"       Sections: 4       Line Weight in Grains: 550-800

An all around steelhead and and salmon rod for fish in the 6 to 20-pound range.
Mike's Remarks:
Heavy sink tips winter Skagit and longer belly floating lines.
Mike's Line Recommendations:
Skagit: 600/650 with tips to 250 grains
Rio Skagit 600/650, Airflo Skagit 8/9
Short belly Spey with tips:
Airflo 8/9
Mid to Long Belly Spey with tips:
Airflo Delta Long 8/9, CND GP 8/9 or 9/10 for deep loading, Rio Power Spey for 8/9 or 9/10 for deep loading
Scandi:
500 to 550 grains <> Head length 34 to 36 feet

Comes with Cordura covered hard case & sock.
Rod Weight: 9.5 ounces

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TF 8/9 126 4 DC Deer Creek 8/9 Med Deer Creek $390.00


TF 8/9 150 4 DC

Length: 15'        Sections: 4       Line Weight in Grains: 600-850

An all around steelhead and and salmon rod for average size fish.  A great rod for fishing larger water.
Mike's Remarks:
Standard long line summer rod.
Mike's Line Recommendations:
Skagit: 550 to 600 with tips to 200 grains
Rio Skagit 550/600, Airflo Skagit 7/8
Short Belly Speys with tips:
Airflo 8/9 or 9/10 for deep loading
Mid to Long Belly Spey Lines with tips:
Airflo Delta Long 8/9 or 9/10 for deep loading, CND GP 8/9 or 9/10 for deep loading
Rio Power Spey 8/9 or 9/10 for deep loading
Scandi:
500 to 550 <> Head length 38 to 40 feet

Comes with Cordura covered hard case & sock.
Rod Weight: 10.6 ounces

Item Series Line Wt. Action Handle Price To Top
TF 89 150 4 DC Deer Creek 8/9 Med Deer Creek $400.00


TF 9/10 140 4 DC

Length: 14'       Sections: 4       Line Weight in Grains: 650-900

This is the big steelhead and medium size Chinook rod.  Hanles the biggest flies and fastest sinking tips.
Mike's Remarks:
Big fish big lines.  Wet or dry lines. (King Salmon)
Mike's Line Recommendations:
Skagit: 650/750 with tips 250 grains plus
Rio: 650/750, Airflo 9/10
Short Belly Speys with tips:
Airflo 9/10
Mid to Long Belly Speys with tips:
Airflo Delta Long 9/10, CND GP 9/10 or 10/11 for deep loading, Rio Power Spey 9/10 or 10/11 for deep loading
Scandi:
600 to 650 <> Head length 36 to 38 feet

Comes with Cordura covered hard case & sock.
Rod Weight: 9.7 ounces

Item Series Line Wt. Action Handle Price To Top
TF 9/10 140 4 DC Deer Creek 9/10 Med Deer Creek $400.00


TF 9/10 150 4 DC

Length: 15'       Sections: 4       Line Weight in Grains: 650-900

This is the big steelhead and medium size Chinook rod.  Hanles the biggest flies and fastest sinking tips.
Mike's Remarks:
Big fish big lines.  Wet or dry lines.
Mike's Line Recommendations:
Skagit: 650/750 with tips 250 grains plus
Rio: 650/750, Airflo 9/10
Short Belly Speys with tips:
Airflo 9/10
Mid to Long Belly Speys with tips:
Airflo Delta Long 9/10, Rio UniSpey 9/10 or 10/11 for deep loading
Scandi:
600 to 650 <> Head length 36 to 38 feet

Comes with Cordura covered hard case & sock.
Rod Weight: 10.7 ounces

Item Series Line Wt. Action Handle Price To Top
TF 9/10 150 4 DC Deer Creek 9/10 Med Deer Creek $400.00


Temple Fork Deer Creek Switch Rods
Temple fork Switch Rods Designed by: Bob Meiser and Mike Kinney...
Two handed rod designers Mike Kinney and Bob Meiser continue to expand the TFO Deer Creek series of fly rods with the introduction of the Deer Creek Switch Rod Series. Bob Meiser has been in the forefront of popularizing and refining blank designs for the Switch Rod concept of fly rods since the mid 1990s. His expertise with this unique family of rods is well established within the two handed rod community. Bob’s original concept has been universally accepted over the past decade and teaming with Mike Kinney in design and application for these rods has now taken the concept to the next higher level. We have used our proprietary Axiom material lay-up process for these blanks. These are extremely light weight, durable, thoughtfully designed fly rods with superb performance … Best defined simply as: “Totally efficient delivery tools.”
4-peice switch rod  Mike Kinney 

TF 4 110 4 DC

Length: 11'       Sections: 4       Line Weight in Grains: 200-400
TFO Deer Creek Switch Rod

Mike's Remarks:
Trout and single hand spey.
Mike's Line Recommendations:
Scandi: Rio AFS 4/5
Skagit:
SA ST-5 <> Tips to +-85 grains
Short Belly Spey:
CND 4/5
Two Hand Overhead: Rio OutBound 7/8
Comes with Cordura covered hard case & sock.
Rod Weight: 6.50 ounces

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TF 4 110 4 DC  Deer Creek Med Deer Creek $350.00


TF 5 110 4 DC

Length: 11'       Sections: 4       Line Weight in Grains: 250-450
TFO Deer Creek Switch Rod

Mike's Remarks:
Trout, small steelhead and salmon.  Single hand spey.
Mike's Line Recommendations:
Scandi: Rio AFS 5/6
Skagit:
Rio 350 or SA ST-6 or ST-7 <> Tips to +-100 grains
Short Belly Spey: 5/6
CND
Two Hand Overhead: Rio OutBound 8/9
Comes with Cordura covered hard case & sock.
Rod Weight: 6.55 ounces

Item Series Line Wt. Action Handle Price To Top
TF 5 110 4 DC  Deer Creek   Med Deer Creek $350.00


TF 6 110 4 DC

Length: 11'       Sections: 4       Line Weight in Grains: 300-500
TFO Deer Creek Switch Rod

Mike's Remarks:
Large trout, salmon and steelhead.  Spey and overhead.
Mike's Line Recommendations:
Scandi: Rio AFS 6/7
Skagit:
Airflo Skagit Compact 420 <> Tips to +-115 grains
Short Belly Spey: Delta 6/7
Two Hand Overhead:
Rio OutBound 10
Comes with Cordura covered hard case & sock.
Rod Weight: 6.65 ounces

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TF 6 110 4 DC  Deer Creek Med Deer Creek $365.00


TF 7 110 4 DC

Length: 11'       Sections: 4       Line Weight in Grains: 350-550
TFO Deer Creek Switch Rod

Mike's Remarks:
Large trout, salmon and steelhead.  Spey and overhead.
Mike's Line Recommendations:
Scandi: Rio AFS 7/8
Skagit:
Airflo Skagit Compact 450/480 <> Tips to +-130 grains
Short belly Spey: Delta 6/7
Two Hand Overhead:
Rio OutBound 11
Comes with Cordura covered hard case & sock.
Rod Weight: 7 ounces

Item Series Line Wt. Action Handle Price To Top
TF 7 110 4 DC  Deer Creek   Med Deer Creek $365.00


TF 8 110 4 DC

Length: 11'       Sections: 4       Line Weight in Grains: 400-600
TFO Deer Creek Switch Rod

Mike's Remarks:
Steelhead and salmon.  Small saltwater species.  Spey and overhead.
Mike's Line Recommendations:
Scandi: Rio AFS 8/9
Skagit:
Airflo Skagit Compact 510/540 <> Tips to +- 145 grains
Short Belly Spey: Delta 7/8
Two Hand Overhead:
Rio OutBound 12
Comes with Cordura covered hard case & sock.
Rod Weight: 7.25 ounces

Item Series Line Wt. Action Handle Price To Top
TF 8 110 4 DC  Deer Creek   Med Deer Creek $375.00


TF 9 110 4 DC

Length: 11'       Sections: 4       Line Weight in Grains: 500-700
TFO Deer Creek Switch Rod

Mike's Remarks:
Large salmon and saltwater.  Spey and overhead.
Mike's Line Recommendations:
Scandi: Rio AFS 9/10
Skagit:
Airflo Compact Skagit 570/600
Short Belly Spey: Delta 8/9
Two Hand Overhead:
Rio OutBound 13
Comes with Cordura covered hard case & sock.
Rod Weight: 7.60 ounces

Item Series Line Wt. Action Handle Price To Top
TF 9 110 4 DC  Deer Creek   Med Deer Creek $375.00


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