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
Taking this back.
I purchased this combo a few days ago. Was excited to take it out to the river today to try it out. First five or six casts no problem, then I could no longer pull line off the reel. Turned the drag all the way on and off and everywhere in between to no avail. I cannot even reverse the reel with my hand. Only winds in.
I really had researched my purchase before I bought this combo. Very disappointed.
July 29, 2014
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
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