Redington Reels are well known for their high quality and bargain price. The Redington Rise fly reels are their newest creation. We were curious to see if performance and value would "Rise" to the occasion.
6.45 ounces. Light!
At 2.98 lbs, the Redington Rise had the least amount of drag in our test. It's also unsealed.
DRAG TEST GRAPH
It sounds fine, but more like a freshwater reel than a saltwater reel.
SPOOL & RETRIEVAL RATE
A little small, and a little slow. The Rise was a little smaller than average in terms of capacity, and the arbor was smaller than average, which resulted in a slower-than-average retrieval rate. The spool was easily switched.
LOOK & FEEL
Testers liked the new colors of the Rise... it looks great! Unfortunately, it doesn't have the same gravitas as the other reels in the test.
Lifetime to the original owner + $30 fee.
Bottom line: Of all the reels in this test, no reel screamed "For Freshwater Use Only" more than the Redington Rise. It's a great reel and would compete well in a freshwater test and probably in the grand scheme of reels as well. We recommend the Rise for any and all freshwater use.
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- Stand-out colors
- Great price
- Drag didn't measure up