« Jumbo Jan Van Haasteren Deep Sea Fun Puzzle (2000-Piece) Bachmann Industries Large “G” Scale – 4′ Diameter Curved Steel Alloy Track (4 Piece) » 3 thoughts on “Temple Fork Outfitters NXT Rod & LA Reel Kit – 4/5 Wt., 8’6″, 4 pc” High quality combo for good price!, October 9, 2016 By Michael A. – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Temple Fork NXT Fly Fishing Outfit (Misc.) I waited until i hooked one of these guys to write a review. This the 4/5wt TFO NXT combo.I was using an off brand 5wt to catch this size catfish. The off brand had a much faster action but the presentation was not quite what i was looking for. I used it for years and loved it for its shootability when sight fishing for bass.This combo does not shoot as well as the other, but presentation is awesome! The rod is medium fast, which has caused me to slow down when making long accurate casts, my catch ratio has increased due to less spooked fish.The rod does not have very much lift, so fighting smaller bass/bream is still lots fun with a light tippet.On to the catfish. There are many 10-30lb catfish in the pond, i feed them every once in awhile just to check on them. When i do this i usually bring my other 5wt to battle these beasts. They are fun because they reddily take small 1-1/2″ flies that are easy to cast, and the fight can last for over 10 minutes. I am surprised that i landed this fish because i was not prepared to hook it. It swam by me while fishing for bass/ bream so i tossed the fly in front of it and it accepted the challenge.I landed the fish with the combo as it came in the box. No changes. Just added the fly. All of the knots held and were gliding through the eyes without a hiccup, including the nail knot used to attach to the backing. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful Great combo value by a great cpmpany, June 21, 2016 By Jonathan Witherspoon (Texas) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Temple Fork NXT Fly Fishing Outfit (Misc.) As a beginner, the warranty sold me. Sure enough, I broke the tip – most likely due to my inexperienced hand. TFO replaced it for a $10 handling fee. I’ve since caught perch, bass, and channel cat with this setup. The rod has a good moderate action that masks many of my casting faults and has good feel when a fish is on the line. The line is not top notch, but a beginner will put the line through some rough treatment until s/he learns the art; so, I have no complaints. I would not want to pay more for better line that I tear up. As I get better and can prevent turtles from bitting my line, I’ll upgrade it. I could not be happier with this combo to date ( I’m about 5 months and 20 fish in on this fun journey). Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful and absolutely love this rod, August 24, 2016 By zach mundzic – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Temple Fork NXT Fly Fishing Outfit (Misc.) I have used top of the line rods ranging from G Loomis, to Sage, Etc, and absolutely love this rod. The 4/5 Weight has just enough backbone without being OP and the reel actually has held up through thousands of fish, literally. Of course their warranty system is just amazing and I love supporting such a family based, customer loving company. Cheers to TFO and Lefty Kreh Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply Leave a comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.