Redington’s mid-priced trout rod offering, the Hydrogen, combines some technical engineering and an efficient blank design to promulgate smooth performance at typical trout ranges. What’s better than a rod with pinpoint accuracy and high performance in the sub-$300 price range? A rod that’s lightweight with high recovery speeds and improved rod tracking, of course. The Redington Hydrogen truly has a build that’s head and shoulders above its price range and using it to present small dry flies to rising trout makes that fact immediately apparent. This rod is one of the best in its class.
Super-Tuned, Moderate-Fast Action Design - The Hydrogen was designed with the avid trout angler in mind. A medium-fast rod action makes the Hydrogen a delight to cast at typical trout distances and the blank’s smooth design makes delicate presentations seem effortless. The rod is also incredibly lightweight and maintains pinpoint accuracy through improved rod tip recovery and rod tracking.
Lightweight Stripping Guides - Lightweight stripping guides allow fly line to shoot through the Hydrogen effortlessly. These guides are small to accommodate freshwater specific fly lines.
Single-Foot Snake Guides - Single-foot guides decrease the overall rod weight of the Hydrogen to keep the rod as lightweight as possible without sacrificing performance. Single-foot guides are a lightweight alternative to double-footed snake guides.
Skeletonized Anodized Aluminum Reel Seat - The reel seat of the Hydrogen has a skeletonized design that contributes to the rod’s light overall weight. The reel seat is also CNC Machined and includes anodized aluminum componentry for increased durability in any environment. The skeletonized build of the Hydrogen reel seat is unique and hugely practical.
Cordura Rod Tube - The Hydrogen comes in a fully protected Cordura rod tube with dividers for easy storage. Cordura is a phenomenal mid-priced alternative to aluminum and keeps the Hydrogen safe during travel and transport.
The Redington Lifetime Warranty - As of July 2019, every new Redington rod purchased through an authorized dealer, excluding the Crosswater Series and Minnow and Topo Combos, is covered by a lifetime original owner warranty. The warranty is limited to replacement of the rod only and does not cover direct, indirect, consequential, incidental or any other type of damage resulting from the use of the product.
Rod Action: Medium - Fast
Best for: All Water, Flats
Grip: Reversed Half Wells
Ability Level: Beginner- Expert (learn more)
We highly recommend using a freshwater specific line on the lighter rod models. Our favorite for all water applications is: