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
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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 May 24, 2013 by Ben F
A customer called into the shop and was wondering about mid-priced saltwater rods. Of course I instantly defaulted to the TFO BVK, my go-to rod for the less than $500 crowd. He was interested in something stiffer for wind and big flies, and asked about the Redington Predator – so I took it out for a test drive. → Read More
Posted on December 2, 2012 by Josh T
New for 2013, the Redington Link replaces the CPX as Redington's "premier" rod. Redington has updated the look and feel of the rod, as well as boosting its casting performance.
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Here's what I was casting:
Redington Link 9' 5wt
Hardy Ultralite DD 4000
Rio Gold WF5F
Fit and Finish
This is a good looking rod. There were → Read More