Saltwater 6 wts

#16
I can't imagine anything better than the CPS line for the money. The CPS rods are true fast action rods, not sure on durability though, due to being super light. Curious to test a CPX.

Well then again, never thought anything would be better than the Sage XP, then comes the Z-Axis..
 
#17
Thanks for all the good advice. Since I couldn't find a TFO Axiom to try anywhere local I went with a Redington 6 wt CPS 9'-6" saltwater. I could have ordered it from my local shop but since I just bought 3 reels from them I thought I'd try the internet for a deal. Found one @ $209 vs the regular retail of $299. I'll still probably pick up an Axiom in an 8 wt, if the local dealers ever stock them.
 

D3Smartie

Active Member
#18
Porter, The SuperSport is a great rod. I have a 6wt that I really like and it can bomb some casts out there with a good shooting head. (i have an SA streamer express on it right now) The problem with the supersport is Redingtons reputation in the industry as a lower end company. likely the people that are going to drop $450 on a rod are going to get a name brand. Great rod, just not many people using them because of the thought that a $450 rod and Redington do not go together.
 

Stonefish

Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater
#19
Dave,
Your explaination makes a lot of sense SuperSport. I'll be the first to admit I couldn't stand Redington's products and service prior to them being acquired by Sage. It is a whole different company now.
You seem well connected with the folks at Sage & Redington. Do you know anything about a possible replace for the CPS as mentioned earlier in this thread?
Thanks,
Brian
 

Richard E

Active Member
#21
Then the CPS will be on a discount sale? I have not heard of this new CPX other than there CPX conventional gear series. Interesting. And at the same time I have not seen or heard much regarding the SuperSport...Redington's top fly rod line rod. Sage/Redington....something I would seem has to give...right?
I cast the SuperSport in a confined setting (Meydenbauer, at the Fly Fishing Show) and with only a few minutes on it and lined up with whatever 6 weight line Sage had there. It seemed to me to be Redington's answer to the TCR. It definitely seemed like a long distance tool. My impression was it would need certain lines and setup to make it sing (kind of like the TCR). My initial impression is the CPS is a more forgiving action that will fit more casters than would the SuperSport . . .

Again, though, that's in a confined setting where there wasn't much room to air it out. Does anyone have any SuperSports in stock around the Puget Sound?
 

Porter

Active Member
#22
The retailers I have visited only carry the CPS and lower ends. I think D3Smartie made a valid point, in that there are not many here who are going to spend more than 300.00 on an import fly rod. Probably why TFO has stayed near and below that 300 mark, as have several others.

Redington has attempted before to make high end (or at least in price) fly rods, I remember the NTQI (quartz) rod, and the baby blue rod (name escapes me at this moment). None seem to have caught on.

It doesn't seem like the CPS has been out that long? 3 years maybe? Turnover on lines of fly rods seems to be so quick lately. It seems a shelf life is 2-3 years now for a new line of rod, compared to the 8-10 years shelf stay of past rods.
 

D3Smartie

Active Member
#24
Redington is going to introduce a couple new lines of rods. The CPX is one of them. Havent felt it, but i guess they were able to use some new core technology in this design which gives them about a 15-20% stronger blank.
I'll try to get one in my hands and see what she can do. :)
 

Stonefish

Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater
#26
Redington is going to introduce a couple new lines of rods. The CPX is one of them. Havent felt it, but i guess they were able to use some new core technology in this design which gives them about a 15-20% stronger blank.
I'll try to get one in my hands and see what she can do. :)
Thanks for the info. Do you know if the CPX is replacing the CPS or just an additional model in Redington's lineup?