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Temple Fork Outfitters' Lifetime No-Fault Warranty

TFO's No-Fault Rod Warranty is for the life of the original registered owner. Promptly fill out and send TFO the attached registration card to activate your warranty registration. In the event you break your rod, simply send it with $25 for shipping and handling to TFO (address below) and they will immediately repair or replace your rod.

Blanks sections (as appropriate on custom built rods) will be replaced and returned with related hardware and finishings from broken sections. This warranty is limited to the blank, on custom rods using TFO blanks.

Send Warranty Card or Damaged Rods to:

Temple Fork Outfitters, Inc.
8105 Sovereign Row
Dallas, TX 75247

Weight Information


1-3 Weight:

  • Used with Small flies
  • Makes short casts

Great For:

  • Small Trout
  • Bream
  • Panfish
  • Small Streams

Weight Class Actual Line Weight (gr.) Allowable Variation (gr.±)
1 wt 60 gr. 6
2 wt 80 gr. 6
3 wt 100 gr. 6
Standardized line weights as defined by the American Sportfishing Association (ASA, formerly AFTMA).
Weights are given in grains (7000 grains/pound or 437 1/2 grains/ounce), measured by weighing the front 30 feet of the fly line.

The 4 Weight:

  • Used with Small and Medium sized flies
  • Makes Short to Medium-short casts

Great For:

  • Small to Medium Sized Trout
  • Bream
  • Panfish
  • Smallmouth Bass
  • Mid-Size Streams & Rivers

Weight Class Actual Line Weight (gr.) Allowable Variation (gr.±)
4 wt 120 gr. 6
Standardized line weights as defined by the American Sportfishing Association (ASA, formerly AFTMA).
Weights are given in grains (7000 grains/pound or 437 1/2 grains/ounce), measured by weighing the front 30 feet of the fly line.

The 5-6 Weight:

  • The most versatile of the line weights
  • Fishes well for all but the smallest and all but the largest trout
  • Also performs adequately for smaller bass
  • Fishes well for all but the smallest and all but the largest trout
  • Fishes well when using small, medium and larger(not massive) sized flies
  • Allows for longer casts yet performs short casts well

Great For:

  • Trout
  • Bream
  • Panfish
  • Smallmouth Bass
  • Mid-Size Streams & Rivers

Weight Class Actual Line Weight (gr.) Allowable Variation (gr.±)
5 wt 140 gr. 6
6 wt 160 gr. 8
Standardized line weights as defined by the American Sportfishing Association (ASA, formerly AFTMA).
Weights are given in grains (7000 grains/pound or 437 1/2 grains/ounce), measured by weighing the front 30 feet of the fly line.

The 7-8 Weight:

  • Designed for very large trout and large bass as well as some saltwater species
  • Used for pitching large streamers and large flies
  • Longer casts are excellent
  • Not the best for short casts

Great For:

  • Large Trout
  • Smallmouth Bass
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Northern Pike
  • Muskie
  • Steelhead
  • Light Salmon
  • Bonefish
  • Sea Trout
  • Small Striped Bass
  • Redfish
  • Snook
  • Wide Rivers & Lakes
  • Flats

Weight Class Actual Line Weight (gr.) Allowable Variation (gr.±)
7 wt 185 gr. 8
8 wt 210 gr. 8
Standardized line weights as defined by the American Sportfishing Association (ASA, formerly AFTMA).
Weights are given in grains (7000 grains/pound or 437 1/2 grains/ounce), measured by weighing the front 30 feet of the fly line.

The 9-10 Weight:

Mainly used for saltwater fishing and fishing for Salmon and Steelhead

Great For:

  • Northern Pike
  • Muskie
  • Steelhead
  • Heavy Salmon
  • Bonefish
  • Permit
  • Bluefish
  • Striped Bass
  • False Albicore
  • Bonito
  • Redfish
  • Snook
  • Sea Trout
  • Small Tarpon
  • Wide Rivers & Lakes
  • Flats Fishing

Weight Class Actual Line Weight (gr.) Allowable Variation (gr.±)
9 wt 240 gr. 10
10 wt 280 gr. 10
Standardized line weights as defined by the American Sportfishing Association (ASA, formerly AFTMA).
Weights are given in grains (7000 grains/pound or 437 1/2 grains/ounce), measured by weighing the front 30 feet of the fly line.

11 Weight and higher:

Monster fish territory

Great For:

  • Tarpon
  • Billfish
  • Steelhead
  • Large Pelagic Species

Weight Class Actual Line Weight (gr.) Allowable Variation (gr.±)
11 wt 330 gr. 12
12 wt 380 gr. 12
13 wt¹ 450 gr. 15
14 wt¹ 500 gr. 20
15 wt¹ 550 gr. 20
Standardized line weights as defined by the American Sportfishing Association (ASA, formerly AFTMA).
Weights are given in grains (7000 grains/pound or 437 1/2 grains/ounce), measured by weighing the front 30 feet of the fly line.

¹Standards for the 13, 14, and 15 weights set by Scientific Anglers

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