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If you're only going to own one trout rod, give in to the Tempt.
If you suffer from trout fever day in and day out, pick up the Redington Tempt 4-Piece Fly Rod, because it was designed with you in mind. The moderate-action four-piece rod is nimble enough for bubbling creeks yet packs enough power to confidently cast from a drift boat on big Montana waters. Not to mention the dark clay color pairs perfectly with the rosewood reel insert—go ahead, give in.
- Medium-action four-piece graphite rod is precise enough for small creeks yet powerful enough for larger trout rivers
- Custom-machined reel seat components ensure a precise fit and secure hold
- Titanium oxide stripping guides smoothly carry line
- Dark clay-brown blank color pairs perfectly with the rosewood reel seat insert
- Alignment dots make the rod easy to set up
- Includes a nylon rod tube with divider compartments or safe storage and travel
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NOT identical to the first CT model.
- 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?