Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by gabe0430, Aug 14, 2013.
Its like RIO and how they labeled their new 2013 Outbound lines Coldwater and Freshwater yet they are literally the exact same and they openly admit this. People still buy one of each and fish them based on the water they are on.
I was however informed that the salt water version has a slightly different core despite RIO telling me that it was also the same as the cold/fresh water versions, so the saltwater could be an exception.
That being said, what you mentioned about lots is entirely true and it applies across the board for many products. Oftentimes, golf clubs that are sold off the shelf are actually duds when the one right next to it on the rack could very well be illegal due to it being "too good". This could explain some people hating the new tempt because that particular stick happened to be a "dud" while the next guy swore they were just like the CT's because the one they bought was from a good production run.
just saw a boat load of CTs on cabelas on sale at $99.
looks like they've ramped up production again as this rod has been on sale on cabelas for cheaper and on other sites despite being discontinued for nearly a year or so.
i love my CT, especially because i got it from costco as part of a bundle with a polish dog and a coke - all for 3 bucks. no brainer.
By Sages own admission the two rod are the same so it looks like they just labeled some more with CT and are selling them again. But the $99 CT is better than the same Tempt at $169
Sage and Redington are two separate companies.
From what I've seen, they seem to function independently. I'm not so sure how much if any Sage has to say about what products Redington produces and sells.
I'm also not sure why Sage would get bashed for a Redington product.
Have you ever seen a Sage press release stating the Redington CT and Tempt are the same ?
I got skrude.
for anyone interested in a CT, theclymb has them too, again, for $70 plus shipping in the following designtions.
only i already have an 8654 and 7634, i'd be in for another on of these rods.
Gabe, I'd like to see your source for this claim.
When the CTs were discontinued last fall, I called Redington trying find someone with one of the 8' 6-piece 3wt that I could buy. The Redington customer service rep told me that the Tempt was in fact a different taper than the CT. He said he'd cast them both side by side and preferred the slightly less-stiff CT.
Ask yourself this: If they're indeed the same rod, and so many folks seem to prefer the CT, why bother coming up with another name? Why not simply continue selling them as CTs? Rather than doing so for some marketing hocus-pocus, seems to me that Redington would save the cost of introducing a new rod and simply keep selling the CT that so many folks already love.
Look how the same strategy seems to have backfired when Sage chose to discontinue the LL in favor of the SP and the VPS. Newer isn't always better.
Shouldn't you have called Sage for information on Redington products......
Oops! That must've been back before they became the same company.
If they opt to bring back the CT, could they go ahead and bring back the CPS while they are at it!?! I won't resell my tragic "broke my CPS and got a CPX in exchange" story in detail today, but suffice to say I am emotionally scarred from it. Still miss that rod.
Unfortunately I had bad experiences with both. I am sure it is a one in a million thing ( I hope) but I owned one CT that the blank was really crooked. Got that replaced with a tempt which had the same issue. This rod blank issue had happened to 4 redington models in a row. I am sure I had the worst of luck but I had to walk away from Redington. Love my new Winston. Keep this in mind this is in no way intended to steer anyone away from those rods, just a heads up that I had a stroke of bad luck with them.
Thanks for doing the research Gabe. I am holding out for the latest version of the CT. I think that it looks like both the tempt and ct put together. Best of both worlds in my opinion.