New Redington Rods - Voyant, Torrent... Has anyone cast these?

aplTyler

Inept Steelheader
#1
Hey all...

Just looking for some opinions on the new Redington Rods, primarily the Voyant and Torrent series. I'm possibly looking at them as an option for a new rod... possibly. Looking at anywhere from a 4-7 wt.

Thanks!
 

Preston

Active Member
#3
See my F&TJ review for a few more comments. I was impressed with the rod, very nicely finished and a pleasure to cast; an excellent performer. I was recently able to give the Redington Predator a good workout, fishing a 9-foot 6-weight on the beach. This is a fast and powerful rod on which I'll be writing a review for the fall issue
 

aplTyler

Inept Steelheader
#4
Thanks guys, I read the F&TJ review. How does it compare to the Sage Vantage. Same price point. The Vantage seems like a pretty nice rod (from my 5 mins of casting it). Definitely better than my 18 year old Sage entry rod (original DS... a bit too soft for my liking)
 

Stonefish

Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater
#5
I haven't cast them, but the Voyant and Torrent are both described as fast action. I've cast the Vantage, which Sage is medium fast. The Vantage cast fine for me, but I like rods with a medium fast rods.
Best thing I'd recommend is to try and cast them if you have a shop nearby that carries all three to find what works best for you.
I really like Redington rods, but I wish they'd offer some medium fast action rods in their upper end sticks rather then all fast action rods.
 

aplTyler

Inept Steelheader
#6
I put the cash down to buy one of the other through Westslope. He had a 9' 4 wt Vantage and I cast it and liked it pretty well but I really wanted to cast a Torrent. Jesse was kind enough to order a Torrent so I can cast em side by side. The winner will get added to my quiver.

In regards to the Vantage, I did like it, and as a 4 wt, it wont be used to throw a ton of junk... more dry fly and lighter nymphing action. I'm looking at this rod to be my go to N. Idaho/smaller water Montana rod. I have 5 wts and a 6 wt that I use for lakes/big rivers.

I was really stoked on the Sage VXP (which alongside the Winston GVX) was a sweet casting rod. Downside was when I went to buy one my wife found out... needless to say, my budget got cut. Oh well... ;)
 
#7
I've been thinking about picking up one of their Spey rods, I believe its the Voyant Model, as I lost my old loomis spey in a move this winter. Only heard good things about reddington.
 

Stonefish

Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater
#9
The Classic trout is not to pricey but is certainly one of the upper end rods.
Sorry....should have been more clear. The CT's are really nice rods and one of the best FF values in my opinion. My comment was direct more towards rods I'd use in the salt. I find the CPX to be just a lifeless stiff stick.
 

Dan Nelson

Hiker, Fisher, Writer, Bum
#10
I've used the Voyant quite a bit, and I really like it. That said, I would also suggest you consider the newly revised Orvis Clearwater series, too.

I've reviewed both -- I tested 9-foot 6 wts -- on AdventuresNorthwest

http://www.adventuresnw.net/2012/03/entry-level-gear-redington-combo/

http://www.adventuresnw.net/2012/03/orvis-offers-excellent-entry-level-combo/

For me, it would be a very close call choosing between these two outfits, but I'd probably give the nod to the Orvis Clearwater -- seems a little more responsive.
 

skyrise

Active Member
#11
just purchased the Voyant. in a 5wt.
not bad. on its first real day out, i landed a few nice bows and hooked up many more.
used an old 6 wt too for that first trip. and the rod did well over lined.
have to get used to my first 4 piece rod. lining up the dots and all.
they should put 2 fuji stripping guides on all fly rods. they don't cost that much.
 
#12
Had to replace an older Sage with the Voyant 9' 5wt and was very happy withthe performance. I am using it for light weight dry and dropers. It is very comfortable casting and more than fast enough for drift boats. I have not had it out wade fishing as yet.
 

aplTyler

Inept Steelheader
#13
I just got my Redington Torrent 8'6" 4 wt today... GREAT rod for the money. Casts very well, definitely tip flex oriented, and it has some nice appointments for a rod that sits under $250. It's a step up for sure from some cheaper Redington rods, and I thought it threw nearly as nice as a Sage VXP. Obviously wont have the same resale value, isn't made in the states, and the wraps aren't as nice, but it's a great buy. Redington is stepping it up for sure
 

chief

Active Member
#14
Sorry....should have been more clear. The CT's are really nice rods and one of the best FF values in my opinion. My comment was direct more towards rods I'd use in the salt. I find the CPX to be just a lifeless stiff stick.
I haven't cast a CPX, but the CPS (its predacessor) is a sweet casting rod. The need by manufacturers to always have something new has been the death of many a great rod.....
 

Stonefish

Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater
#15
I haven't cast a CPX, but the CPS (its predacessor) is a sweet casting rod. The need by manufacturers to always have something new has been the death of many a great rod.....
I have several CPS's and couldn't agree with you more. The CPX is definately a step backwards in my opinion. Lots of folks referred to the CPS as a poor man's XP.