Kentwrote a review of Redington Tempt Fly Rod - 4-Piece on February 15, 2014
Familiarity: I've used it several times
The CT/Tempt/CT again is still probably the best deal going for an all-around stream rod, but the new incarnations (the current CT is the same as the Tempt, not a return to the old model) have had their tips stiffened up a bit, reducing their close range sweetness somewhat. Redington perhaps ran out of that blank and had to start from scratch with a different material. Who knows, but they sure irked a lot of fishers by messing with the beloved CT. Feelings were soothed by acquiring scads of them at blowout prices, though. :)
Am I alone in the observation that the designers goofed by putting the swell of the grip right at the front, under the fingertips, rather than under the palm of the hand where it belongs. When having to do anything more vigorous than flipping flies on a small creek, my hand is constantly fumbling for a comfortable grip. All other rods have the swell rearwards for a reason, no?