Euro-style nymphing used to be a technique used only in competitive fly fishing. In recent years, however, it has taken mainstream angling by force and allowed everyday anglers to catch more fish and attack the river more efficiently. Redington’s new rod series, the Redington STRIKE, captures the technological advancements in Euro-nymphing from the past few years and bundles them in an affordable rod that’s lightweight and highly sensitive. The STRIKE rods are built with a downlocking reel seat, extended cork handle, and an ultra-sensitive tip for the best of Euro-nymphing performance.
Medium-Fast Action Blank - The medium-fast action blank of the STRIKE is built for tight-line and Euro-style nymphing techniques. The blank is finished with an extra-sensitive tip section for heightened tip sensitivity and presentational delicacy. Redington also decided to give the STRIKE an unpainted blank for a stealthy appearance and reduced rod weight. This helps cut down rod flash and minimize fatigue during long days on the water.
Titanium Oxide Stripping Guides - Titanium oxide stripping guides allow running line to move through the guides of the STRIKE effortlessly. These guides are small to accommodate freshwater-specific euro nymphing fly lines and durable to stand up to weathering and wear.
Lightweight Single-Foot Snake Guides - Snake guides decrease the overall rod weight of the STRIKE to keep the rod as lightweight as possible without sacrificing performance. Single-foot guides increase rod tracking, line sensitivity, and decrease rod weight. Snake guides are popular in the industry because of their functionality and durability.
Skeletonized Aluminum w/Downlocking Component - The STRIKE’s skeletonized reel seat works to minimize rod weight so that you can be comfortable during long days on the water. The downlocking componentry helps balance the rod and an elongated handle allows the angler to find the perfect balance point regardless of reel choice. Redington has purposefully built this rod for maximum performance and minimum weight.
Cordura Rod Tube - The STRIKE comes in a fully protected Cordura rod tube with dividers for easy storage. Cordura is a phenomenal mid-priced alternative to aluminum and protects the rod during travel and transportation.
The Redington Lifetime Warranty - As of June 2020, 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: Tight-Line & Euro Nymphing
Grip: Reversed Half Wells
Ability Level: Intermediate - Expert (learn more)
We highly recommend using a Euro specific line on the lighter rod models. Our favorite for small water applications is:
|Redington Strike Euro Nymph Fly Rod (3110-4)||Reversed Half-Wells||11ft||3||Black||Medium-Fast||3.3 oz.||$349.99|
|Redington Strike Euro Nymph Fly Rod (4100-4)||Reversed Half-Wells||10ft||4||Black||Medium-Fast||3.5 oz.||$349.99|
|Redington Strike Euro Nymph Fly Rod (4110-4)||Reversed Half-Wells||11ft||4||Black||Medium-Fast||3.6 oz.||$349.99|
|Redington Strike Euro Nymph Fly Rod (3106-4)||Reversed Half-Wells||10ft 6in||3||Black||Medium-Fast||3.2 oz.||$349.99|
|Redington Strike Euro Nymph Fly Rod (3100-4)||Reversed Half-Wells||10ft||3||Black||Medium-Fast||3.1 oz.||$349.99|