7.85 ounces. A little heavy, but still in the right ballpark.
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
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.
Lifetime to the original owner + $30 fee.
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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- Great $-to-Drag strength ratio
- Good Looks
- Low Price
- Unsealed drag