Looks like Redington has dumped the 'Tempt' and brought back the 'CT?

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Kent Lufkin, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    In browsing the Redington web site today, it appears that the Tempt line has disappeared and been replaced by the resurrected CT. I've been in the market for an 8wt lately and have spent quite a bit of time browsing the Redington site where I saw the Tempt just last week. Given how the CT achieved near-cult status last fall when it was closed out in favor of the Tempt, I'm tempted (pun intended) to conclude that Redington's marketing folks figured out that simply changing the rod's name and adding $20 to the price was not the best decision. If true, about the only thing that could top that in my book would be if Sage brought the entire LL line back from the dead.

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  2. Danielocean Steelhead Virgin

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    That news has been out for some time now. Yes it was a poor decision to change to the tempt. I personally feel that when they ditched the hardware on the orignal ct and went with more basic stuff on the tempt was stupid too. I think this new CT will be a hit out of the ball park because it has the old hardware again, and it comes with a nice brown tube instead of the stupid bright red tube.
  3. freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    With the great following for the LL and the RPL series, I'm surprised they haven't... if there are any Sage insider mover's & shaker's in our midst... get on it already will ya. ;)
  4. Gregg Lundgren Now fishing on weekdays too!

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    There is still a lot of clearance inventory to be sold in the red tube for $99 or less. I just purchased my third rod a few days ago. So the way I understand it, for a limited time you will be paying an extra $50 or more for a brown tube? Did they launch this campaign too early?
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  5. Danielocean Steelhead Virgin

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    I would say its a safe bet to assume they indeed announced too early. I think that the new ft is better looking all the way around than the older cat for sure. Its different but yet again it isn't.
  6. Nick Clayton Active Member

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    I also hear they have discontinued the Link already in favor of a rod built on the same blank with some snazzy components. Which is what my local shop told me a while back anyway. That's a shame as a really love the Link, and I am not alone based on things I've read.
  7. Stonefish Triploid and Humpy Hater

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    While Redington is at it they might as well bring back the CPS.
    The CPS put the CPX which replaced it to shame.
    SF
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  8. Gregg Lundgren Now fishing on weekdays too!

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    I think some golf club marketers have done an industry crossover. This seems all too familiar.:(
  9. Gregg Lundgren Now fishing on weekdays too!

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    If this trend continues, the retailers are going to get squeezed by the increasing frequency of new model introductions. It's going to be hard for them to justify having much inventory in the shops. They could get stuck with inventory they then have to closeout at a loss.
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  10. Blake Harmon Active Member

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    The question is. when do I send in my broken 4wt that has been sitting around for 7 months to get a fancy new model!
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  11. Danielocean Steelhead Virgin

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    I think cabelas is closeing them out at 79 now. Perhaps that is already happening?
  12. steelydan Newb seeking wisdom

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    I just tried to order the 7'6" 3wt from Cabelas and they are OOS, not backorderable.
    I ended up substituting a 7'6" 2wt instead.
    We'll see if I made a mistake on that.
  13. Bradley Miller Dances with fish

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    Tube? Whatever. I love my little 4 wt. CT regardless of tube color.
    Just sayin'!
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  14. Steve Saville Active Member

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    You don't fish with the tube. If you want it brown, why not buy some spray paint? Tubes from my rods get left in the vehicle when I hit the water and no one cares about the color.
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  15. Bradley Miller Dances with fish

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    Actually, I LOST the tube for my Echo. It was black and I walked right past it on the beach where I had rigged up earlier; if it had been red I bet I would have seen it before high tide arrived! Maybe fluorescent would be good.
  16. Danielocean Steelhead Virgin

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    About the red tube stuff. I never said that I was wiered and obsessive compulsive. Its not a good thing I know but sometimes the dumbest things just bug me. For example, I have to have all the dials on my climate control pointing to 12 o'clock when they are not in use. Geesh maybe I need to see the doc. Red tube or blue tube, yes it is a great rod, and if I can get over my intense anger towards cabelas I may buy one just for the hell of it because they are so cheap.
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  17. Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    When did you last take your meds?

    Just kidding of course. My wife has situational OCD and among other compulsive actions, she washes her hands several dozen times a day ("Not that there's anything wrong with that dear. Please put the knife down slowly and back away!")

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  18. Danielocean Steelhead Virgin

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    I have never taken meds for it. I always thought unless I am hurting someone it really does not need to be dealt with but after the tremendous down poor of negative red tube feedback I got, perhaps I need to get evaluated LOL. Ya know with my luck one of you guys probably hexed me, and now all rod tubes will be fire red across all rod manufacturers. NOOOOOOOOO.
  19. Bradley Miller Dances with fish

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    Dude: obviously you have a good handle on this. I think a little OCD helps people get stuff done and stay organized and productive; as in.....NOT having to do things twice. Choose your poison. :)