Redington Rod Guide

Wednesday, 11 September 2019  |  Sarah

Which Rod is best for you?

Fast Action - A powerful rod with less flex, the caster needs to have good timing and technique to cast properly. The stiffness of Fast Action rods can help net fish more quickly which is ideal when catching bigger fish. Difficult for beginners to cast initially however after the technique has been perfected you will be able to make longer casts and land larger fish, ability to cast in windy wonditions and cast quickly.

Moderate-Fast Action - A great mixture of versatility and performance with a deeper flex into the blank than a fast action rod. Allowing the angler to switch fishing techniques depending on the situation for instance Nymphing to Dry flies. When casting in the wind these rods will still punch tight loops whilst offering a level of flex to protect you from breaking from the fish. Most anglers will benefit from the faster action whilst still retaining the versatility and feel of a deeper flexing rod.

Moderate / Medium Action - Somewhat flexible but still retains a good degree of stiffness, more forgiving than the Fast action rods available. Whilst casting the top half will bend moderatly whilst the butt / handle section will remain stiff. Moderate Action rods are suited for the widest range of fishing conditions and allow omproved line control and accuracy. Perfect choice for beginners.

Traditional / Slow Action - Typically reserved for smaller rivers and streams the traditional or slow action rod is designed for shorter, delicate and more accurate casts. The generous flexibility throughout the shaft and slower speed allows even the inexperienced angler to have good control of your line resulting in greater accuracy. Not really the best rod if you are casting in wind however.

Redington Rod Guide

Still confused with the different models and what rod you need? Hopefully this guide can help narrow it down further for you:

 

TROUT Small Streams Spring Creek Medium - Large Rivers Lakes
Fish Size Small - Medium Medium Medium - Large Medium - Large
Rod Length 6-8 feet 7-9 feet 9-10 feet 9-10 feet
Rod Weight 1-3 4-5 5-7 5-7

Suggested

Models
 

Classic Trout

Butterstick

Hydrogen

Classic Trout

Butterstick

Crux

Hydrogen

Vice

Path II

Crux

Hydrogen

Vice

Path II

 

WARM

WATER

Bream / Pearch

'Pan-fish'

Lakes Lake - Pike / Musky
Fish Size Small - Medium Medium - Large Large
Rod Length 8-9 feet 9-10 feet 9 feet
Rod Weight 2-4 6-9 10-12

Suggested

Models

Classic Trout

Path II

Butterstick

Crux

Predator

Vice

Predator

 

SALT

WATER

Flats - Bonefish / Redfish Flats - Permit / Stripers Flats - Tarpon Bluewater
Fish Size Medium - Large Medium - Large Large Large
Rod Length 9 feet 9 feet 9 feet 8-9 feet
Rod Weight 7-9 8-10 10-12 12-16

Suggested

Models

Crux

Predator

Vice

Crux

Predator

Vice

Predator Predator

 

Happy fishing with your new found knowledge and maybe even your new Redington rod!

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