(Bainbridge Island, Wash.) – Redington, a leading manufacturer of quality, dependable fly rods, reels, waders and apparel, empowers anglers with a new level of performance with two new fly rod families to cover a wide variety of fly fishing scenarios.
The next generation of Red.Core technology is used for the new Link and Prospector family of fly rods. These rods are lightweight thanks to high performance materials that add strength and durability and make these rods 15% lighter, decreasing fatigue during long days on the water. Thanks to a new blank building technique of cross wrapping the mandrel with strands of high strength carbon fibers, this method creates a significant increase in hoop strength thereby decreasing the “ovaling effect” when the rod flexes and bends. These new techniques result in a cast that is distinctively better and adds a new level of line load feel and casting accuracy. The Link family of fly rods also features ExoCarbon technology, which adds carbon fiber overlays to the butt and ferrules to increase strength, providing additional line carrying ability and greater lifting power all while increasing durability.
The Link collection of fly rods is the ultimate in all-around performance creating tight loops and accurate casts thanks to its fast-action and lightweight power. These rods feature a new cosmetic package with glacial blue trim on both the rod and the custom carbon fiber rod tube with anodized end caps. By combining the Link rod with the new Redington Rise reel in glacial blue, this becomes the ultimate fly fishing package. Available in 15 models ranging from 3-10 weights, the Link rods are ideal for any fly fishing scenario. The Link collection of fly rods retail for $349.95 for the 3-6 weight rods and $379.95 for the rods from 6-10 weight with the fighting butt.
The Prospector collection is an entire series dedicated to the two-handed caster with five switch and three spey models. With a medium-fast action, the rods have enough power to cast the heaviest tips and flies necessary to get into the zone for salmon and steelhead. Trout anglers will be surprised at the lightness of the switch models and their ability to cast streamers with two hands or heavy nymph rigs single-handed. Many companies offer larger weight switch rods, but Redington is especially excited to offer a 4 weight in this series. Truly, this 4-weight is the most versatile on the market. This rod model is easy to cast one-handed but also casts two-handed effortlessly when distance is necessary. This rod makes it possible to have the best of both worlds by being able to cast both one and two handed. These rods have a black blank with gold highlights with a satin black reel seat. They come in a durable black cordura rod tube in a quality black suede rod sock. Each rod, from the 4-weight through the 8-weight, includes a suggested line grain weight to help anglers match the perfect line for each rod. The Prospector rods retail for $399.95.
Please stop by booth #36212 at Outdoor Retialer Summer Market 2012 to see all of the new offerings from Redington.
Redington brings fun to fly fishing. Redington designs gear that gets the most out of your time spent on the water and in the outdoors. From ready-to-fish reels and outfits to a wide selection of rods, reels, waders and apparel…Redington gives you what you’re looking for. Versatility that performs. Value you need. And, the quality you deserve.