Redington Delta 7/8 Fly Reel Review

Posted on March 6, 2013 by Ben F There have been 0 comments

Redington Reels are synonymous with value. The Redington Delta is the latest reel in their "big game" line, but will it measure up? Find out below.

 

8-Wt Challenge Full Results

WEIGHT

7.85 ounces. A little heavy, but still in the right ballpark.

DRAG

6.9 lbs with low start-up inertia. It's got a lot of drag for a $200 reel. We were impressed.

DRAG TEST GRAPH

SOUND

The Delta sounds just like the Rise... not bad, but not a hardcore saltwater sound either.

SPOOL & RETRIEVAL RATE

The spool was a bit smaller than average, but the retrieve was a little faster - it'll definitely bring your quarry in, quickly. The spool is easily removed, and the retrieve is easy to change from left to right.

LOOK & FEEL

Like the Rise, the Delta has pretty good looks (though we prefer the newer color options on the Rise), but doesn't quite have that "saltwater feel" that we love on so many of the higher end reels. Oh, and your friends aren't likely to be impressed... until you reel in the catch of a lifetime.

WARRANTY

Lifetime to the original owner + $30 fee.

 

Price: $219

CONCLUSION

The Redington Delta is the "draggiest" reel made by Redington. It's definitely saltwater worthy if you're willing to forgo the security of a sealed drag. If you're looking for a wallet-friendly freshwater 8-weight, this would be a superb choice.

 

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PROS

  • Great $-to-Drag strength ratio
  • Good Looks
  • Low Price

CONS

  • Unsealed drag

 

 


This post was posted in 8-Weight Challenge, Fly Reel Reviews and was tagged with bonefish reel, fly reel test, saltwater fly reel

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