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Temple Fork Outfitters

Temple Fork Outfitters NTR Large Arbor Reel · II (5-6 wt) · Black / Gold

$179.95

Color: Black / Gold
Reel line weight
IV (9-10 wt)
III (7-8 wt)
I (3-4 wt)
II (5-6 wt)
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Matt Beam, Fly Fishing Expert
Danny Salinas, Fly Fishing Expert
Rylyn S., Fly Fishing Expert
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Best for anglers seeking a durable, lightweight, and affordable reel with a smooth drag system.

Great for
  • Drag performanceSmooth cork drag system with plenty of power.
  • DurabilityFully machined, durable design that can handle tough conditions.
  • ReliabilityDependable gear with lifetime warranty from TFO.
  • SmoothnessSmooth cork drag system.
  • VersatilityGood for both freshwater and saltwater fishing.
  • QualityHigh quality, fully machined design.
Good for
  • Ease of useNo tools required to switch retrieval direction.
  • PerformancePerforms well but has potential for line snagging.
Avoid for
  • StabilityLine can get snagged between reel cage and spool.
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The Temple Fork Outfitters NTR is a large arbor fly reel that freshwater fly fishermen of all skill levels would use. Machined from 6061-T6 aluminum, this reel is lightweight and strong. A one-way stainless-steel spindle bearing with an internal cap and O-ring seals the drag to prevent moisture and dust from entering. This reel comes in 4 sizes to accommodate rod sizes of 3-10 weight. Key Features:

  • Sealed Cork Drag – The drag system is designed to be smooth and protect fine tippets.
  • Easy Hand Retrieve Change – It is easy to change the retrieval from left to right-handed without a tool.
  • Neoprene Pouch – This reel comes with a protective neoprene pouch for storage when not in use.
Curated, Fishing Expert
Rylyn S., Fly Fishing Expert
Andrew Grandemange, Fly Fishing Expert
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4.96 average rating

Reel line weightII (5-6 wt)
ColorBlack / Gold
Water typeFreshwater and Saltwater
Reel or SpoolReel
Arbor sizeLarge
Drag typeCork, Disc
Reel MaterialAluminum
Reel weight (oz)5.86
Yards backing100yds/20lb + WF6F
Reel diameter (in)3.54
Fishing typeFly
Reel width (in)1.06

4.5/5
Rylyn S. owns this product
I think of reels differently than most people due to the fact that I do not need a fancy, robust drag system for the situations I fish. This reel is only used to hold the fly line and needs to be durable enough to last in the conditions. This reel just so happens to be not only affordable, but machined... Read more
Ideal for
  • As an all-around rugged reel, everyone needs this reel.
  • Comes in make sizes and color options.
  • Complete sealed drag systems and super durable.
Not ideal for
  • This reel is wide compared to the NXT Black Label and BVK SD. The NXT BL is 0.98” in width, whereas the NTR is 1.06”.
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Rylyn S.
Fly Fishing Expert
4.5/5
Matt Beam tested this product
Overall the TFO NTR ( No Tool Required) fly reel may be one of the best reels you can buy in this price range. TFO makes very affordable, high quality products and the NTR is no exception. This reel is fully machined and very durable and lightweight. It’s cork drag system is super smooth with plenty of power as well.... Read more
Ideal for
  • Very lightweight
  • Great ported design to keep water build up out
  • Super durable fully machined design
Not ideal for
  • Reel is not a full cage design allowing for line snagging
  • Wide spool design allows line stacking
Reviewed by:
Matt Beam
Fly Fishing Expert
4.5/5
Danny Salinas owns this product
This Korean made fully machined aluminum reel has a sealed drag that is great for the angler looking to upgrade from their cast aluminum reels or the angler looking to have an affordable real that can handle tough conditions. The NTR (No Tools Required) Reel while slightly heavier than similar reels will take a beating and continue to work when... Read more
Ideal for
  • Fully Machined Aluminum
  • Sealed Cork Drag System
  • Lifetime Warranty
Not ideal for
  • Slightly Heavy
Reviewed by:
Danny Salinas
Fly Fishing Expert

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Posted on Jun 3, 2024
Solid reel for the money
TylerLocation: Twisp, WA
I would recommend to a friend
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TFO Large Arbor Reel

Posted on Feb 14, 2024
Rylyn was great helping pick the correct reel for the rod and line. Great experience.
Dailey TLocation: West Chester, PA
I would recommend to a friend
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