Does anyone have experience with a Redington rod and an Orvis rod, and have an honest opinion on the pros and cons of the two? Thanks all!
Oh that's really interesting. Since I'm just starting out with fly fishing I was looking at the Redington Path vs the Orvis Encounter...9' 6wt rods.Reddington was Orvis's second line. Sold to Sage. Reddington is now Sage's second line.
I think you would have to compare specific models.
Thanks Jack. The online reviews seem to be very close, so yeah it might be a matter of just getting the feel of either. I appreciate the feedback!Either the 5 wt or 6wt would be ok. Both makes being quite similar it may just come down to which appeals to you aesthetically. Orvis has limited warranty, Reddington is lifetime.
Be nice if you could go wiggle them in a shop. I think Sportmans Warehouse carries the PATH and I see they are now carrying a lot of Orvis products so they may have the ENCOUNTER too.
Orvis has a nice 15% off now on their website.
Good luck. There must be some reviews of these rods on-line.
Well that seals the deal for me, I always try to support PNW businesses. Redington it is...thanks!Spend a little more and get a Redington Vice. I’ve got a 5wt that’s my “all purpose” and casts really well. I’ve got a Path and it’s my back up. The Vice just has that little extra backbone when you need it but is still sensitive on smaller nibbles. I have some Or is stuff and have been slowly purging them and replacing with all Redington. With Sage being a WA company, and I have friend that works for Far Bank I like to support most things from WA.
I have two Reddington rods. Both are classic trout but one is a 2wt and the other is a 5wt. They fine to me. I’m fairly new to fly fishing thoughDoes anyone have experience with a Redington rod and an Orvis rod, and have an honest opinion on the pros and cons of the two? Thanks all!