The North American Fly Fishing Forum
Go Back   The North American Fly Fishing Forum > Tackle Talk > Fly Rods

Fly Rods Post any comments or questions regarding fly rods...


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 10-15-2007, 01:16 AM
New Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1
tdeitr is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Redington Crosswater 2 Series Fly Rod

I got a steal of a deal at a local sporting goods here in Utah! They were unloading their "last one" older Redington Crosswater 9' 5wt 4-section rod and Crosswater reel with line on clearance. It was originally $129. The box was missing backing line, and leader. They threw equal products in for free and sold me the setup for just under $48 tax and all. I've used the rod on a small public pond and am quite happy with it. The problem is...I'm so new to fly fishing that I don't know what better is? Is the Crosswater 2 a noticebly better rod than the original Crosswater? I know Sage bought out Redington and supposedly added nicer parts to it, but does it feel or cast better? I've caught a number of trout with it and it feels pretty good. Would I be tons happier with a St Croix Reign, or a TFO Signature or Professional? I've got only a few shops around that would be able to tell me (maybe) what rod would suit me best, maybe it's wisest to go to one or two and see what they suggest?
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 10-15-2007, 08:08 AM
Frank Whiton's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 5,301
Frank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Skype™ to Frank Whiton
Default Re: Redington Crosswater 2 Series Fly Rod

Quote:
Originally Posted by patio87 View Post
Ha, that's going to be negated by Martin Mtn Brook that I will probably be putting on it(thing is heavy). And I will be probably trying out the Cortland 444 SL that I got for 20 dollars on sale. I have been using it on my 4 weight, and it's alright, but if it's not good enough on my 6wt, I will probably be changing to Headstart(love that stuff).
Hi patio87,

The Cortland 444SL is a good line. A line that works on a 4wt rod should not work on a 6wt rod. The line is too light and won't load the 6wt rod properly. You should match the line wt to the rod rated wt for best performance.

Frank
__________________
Click the image to open in full size.
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 10-15-2007, 08:15 AM
Frank Whiton's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 5,301
Frank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Skype™ to Frank Whiton
Default Re: Redington Crosswater 2 Series Fly Rod

Quote:
Originally Posted by tdeitr View Post
I got a steal of a deal at a local sporting goods here in Utah! They were unloading their "last one" older Redington Crosswater 9' 5wt 4-section rod and Crosswater reel with line on clearance. It was originally $129. The box was missing backing line, and leader. They threw equal products in for free and sold me the setup for just under $48 tax and all. I've used the rod on a small public pond and am quite happy with it. The problem is...I'm so new to fly fishing that I don't know what better is? Is the Crosswater 2 a noticebly better rod than the original Crosswater? I know Sage bought out Redington and supposedly added nicer parts to it, but does it feel or cast better? I've caught a number of trout with it and it feels pretty good. Would I be tons happier with a St Croix Reign, or a TFO Signature or Professional? I've got only a few shops around that would be able to tell me (maybe) what rod would suit me best, maybe it's wisest to go to one or two and see what they suggest?
Hi tdeitr,

If you are casting OK and catching trout then I wouldn't worry about what is a better rod until you get more experience. You can get advice here on the forum but you really need to cast a better rod to see if it improves your casting or accuracy. At this stage of your experience you may not be able to tell the difference between your rod and a better rod if your rod works reasonable well.

Frank
__________________
Click the image to open in full size.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
wader manufacturers InsideSeam General Discussion 16 10-17-2007 12:29 PM
Lamson, Ross, or Sage Branden Fly Reels 5 09-22-2007 11:20 AM
Full Moon, Big Bones Stan Wright Saltwater Fly Fishing 1 02-19-2007 08:40 PM
Welcome Back..... STARMedic The Lodge Den 3 07-14-2006 06:35 PM
Fly Tying Materials??? Piscator General Fly Tying Discussions 4 03-08-2006 02:14 PM













All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:49 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
2005-2014 The North American Fly Fishing Forum. All rights reserved.