Redington getting in the glass game

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Porter, Jun 7, 2013.

  1. Kyle Smith

    Kyle Smith DBA BozoKlown406

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    If I wanted a glass rod in that price range, there are probably way nicer options out there, even American-made!
     
  2. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    Just got a new one for $24 Jim
     
  3. troutpounder

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    I think I need one....
     
  4. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    Speaking of Redington, I just spent 2 days on a private lowland lake fishing my new-last-fall Redington CT 8-foot 6-piece 3wt, landing 30-some coastal cutts to 18" and one 15" brookie. If the new glass models are even half as nice at the moderate-action CT, this is a HUGE step in the right direction (away from today's uber-fast graphites.)

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  5. Salmo_g

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    My first fly rod, an Eagle Claw Wright & McGill fiberglass 8 1/2' 7 wt. cost $9 out of a barrel at a local mom & pop gas station/grocery store. Maybe I should hang on to all my old glass rods as they become popular again.
     
  6. Porter

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    pic of Butter Stick.....

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  7. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    Beautious.

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  8. Chad Lewis

    Chad Lewis NEVER wonder what to do with your free time

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    I like the return to 'glass; I have one 'glass rod and would like to have a few more. IMO the resurgence in 'glass is a direct consequence of how expensive and fast action graphite has become. Manufacturers have painted themselves into a corner with pricing and performance, to the point that one of their "cheap" graphite rods is good enough for just about anyone. I haven't heard anything yet about high end rod sales suffering, but the writing's gotta be on the wall. This "new" material is a great outlet for manufacturers to start offering rods at a lower price point again, but sadly the price on the Reddington doesn't exactly reflect that. Happily for me I haven't been flyfishing long enough to remember 'glass. It's like a brand new toy!
     
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  9. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    It was called the Sylk and not particularly well-received in the marketplace. I have several laying around and all suffered from tip-sink where after a couple hours, the tip would wick in water and the last 3-5 feet of line would simply sink. I just checked the Cortland web site and the Sylk is not listed in their product catalog.

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  10. troutpounder

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    That's awesome! After a few hours you can fish the entire water column!
     
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  11. Tim Cottage

    Tim Cottage Formerly tbc1415

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    For the full experience try a real silk line in a lake. For the first part of the day you have a floating line, after that you have a intermediate. Two lines in one.

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  12. Randall Clark

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    I fish a 6wt sylk on my Steffen Bros. (8' 5/6) and it not only sings with that rod, but I never have had the infamous sinking issues (I also sealed the tip with super glue). I'm mostly curious as to who makes Redingtons blanks and which type of glass are they...

    Regardless, having been fishing nearly nothing but glass for probably the last ten years or so, it is nice to see additional options...that said, for another $100 you can have a complete S-glass rod rolled and built by Mark Steffen just down the road in Arizona. I already know that his tapers speak to me and fit my fishing style like a glove...
     
  13. Ron McNeal

    Ron McNeal Life's good!

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    Had a chance to cast the 8' 5wt this afternoon and it sure is nice. I'm not an especially accomplished caster, but I sure liked the way it felt, looked and handled the line. Think I'll be gett'n one.....