Temple Fork Outfitters NXT Fly Fishing Rod and Reel Outfits
Excellent value for a reasonable price
Bought the 8'6" 4 wt NXT combo a couple weeks ago. Fished with it for the first time yesterday on a small freestone river. I really enjoyed the feel and responsiveness of the rod. Very nice action and well balanced setup. I think this rod and reel combo is a terrific value.
August 17, 2014
Purchased in Feb of 2010 to learn that art of fly-fishing the flats of Florida’s Panhandle, great set up! I am replacing the reel, but have had no issue with the line or reel as of yet, I just found a better one. Landed a Lady Fish without issue in July. I broke the rod, presumably damaged during the height of my learning curve, and less than a week latter had a new one from TFO. Just be prepared, the no fault requires you to pay S&H and a fee of $25. All in all though, a lot cheaper than buying an entirely new set up. Now in WY, I have a smaller pro series TFO rod, but still use the NXT 8/9 wt in high winds, and to throw large hoppers.
August 17, 2011
Great price for product
I have been using this set up for over 6 months now and would not trade it for the world. This has been a great trade up from an entry level to a solid mid-level set up. The rod is solidly made and has a good level of flexibility allowing for some less than desirable casts to reach their destination. It holds up well with bigger fish on the line. The reel works very well and the drag holds up during cold and wet weather. The warranty is one you cannot beat so for me, this was a great buy!
November 6, 2008
When I first bought the combo it felt nice. The case was excellent and the rod was finished nice and had a good moderate action. The reel was a nice beginners reel. The line felt very cheap. I did not plan on using either anyway. My first impression of the reel and line were spot on. The line loses its coating very fast, and does not appear to retain another coating if applied by the user. Not that big of a deal. The rod casts very well. It offers good line control in a stream. Excellent control on short casts, as well as the ability to shoot the line out to the backing. My major complaint is the handle. I used this thing 4 hours or more a day everyday, which is more extreme than most people that are looking into this combo. After 30 days everytime i used the rod the cheap cork was coming off in my hands.
December 2, 2011