The Redington Vapen Red represents the single greatest change in fly rod construction since the introduction of carbon fiber. Redington teamed up with Winn (of golf fame) to improve upon one piece of the fly rod that has remained virtually unchanged for 100 years – the grip. They've made it synthetic, and they’re the first major manufacturer to do so. But while the grip is the most noticeable part of the rod, the highlight is how it casts. → Read More
Monthly Archives: August 2013
Posted on August 27, 2013 by Ben F
Posted on August 26, 2013 by Ben F
If you’ve read our review of the Vapen, then you know about what I like to call “The New Redington”. If you haven’t, here are the cliff notes: the new Redington rods are fantastic. The Redington Butter Stick makes up one part of the awesome threesome.
Here’s the scoop. It’s fiberglass (the first rod made from “T-Glass”, whatever that means). It’s slow-ish. It’s cheap. → Read More
Posted on August 14, 2013 by Ben F
What’s the one rod you won’t find at Sage, Hardy, Loomis, or Winston? A true designed-for-saltwater rod under $600. Enter the Sage Motive. Billed as a fast action rod with a powerful taper for bigger fish, it comes in the 5 most common sizes: 9-foot, 8 through 12 weights. → Read More