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Old 07-30-2010, 01:51 AM
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Default Redington Red.Fly2 review..

This is my second fly rod ever.
A shorter version of my review would be; fast rod, bad cork finishing job and wished it had double uplocking reel seat.
The Good.
Casting ability: Red.Fly2 is a pretty fast rod and cast very nicely, even better than my other rod: TFO Signature series. This fast action rod was very helpful mending the line and even when single hand spey casting, loaded very quickly. I give 5 stars!

The Bad.
Cork. While I was putting a fly on, I had the rod between my legs underwater. And not so much after that the cork filler(don't know the correct name) started to fall a part. So much for being AAA grade cork. it started digging into my fingers... I give 2 stars...

Uplocking reel seat.
The finish on the reel seat was a top notch. However, while I was fishing, it was kept getting loosened. At one point, I didn't even know it got so loosened, my reel fell off. Yikes... I give 3 stars.


For $120 it is a nice rod, the action is very nice. However, its overall quality was very disappointing.. When I was fishing, I thought to myself, 'Chinese rods aren't all that bad.' But I know now that Made in China is Made in China... It seems to me Korean made rods(TFO) are better quality than the chinese ones..

If you don't care about cork grips and etc.. I highly recommend this rod.. It casts just as well as my friends' Sage Launch.
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Default Re: Redington Red.Fly2 review..

go to ace hardware and buy an o-ring that will fit on the threaded part of the reel seat.

Tighten the reel in place.

Roll the o-ring up to the locking nut.

It's not perfect, but it will help.
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Default Re: Redington Red.Fly2 review..

I fished with it twice.
What's the verdict? I returned it. I couldn't handle(no pun intended) the cork grip breaking in my hands.
I ended up with a Sage Vantage.
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