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Old 12-22-2008, 03:49 PM
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A local store has two Reddington rods that are supposed to be okay for Salt Water fishing and they are half off. One model is Red Fly and the other is RS4. Are either one of these rods any good for salt water fly fishing for inshore fish like red Fish and sea trout? Thanks.
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Hi Red Owl,

I don't think that the Red Fly would be a good saltwater rod. The RS4 is suppose to be a fast action rod and so it may be good for saltwater. The 8wt and above has a reel seat intended for saltwater. I have not cast or seen one so have no first hand information. My feeling is that an 8wt or above would work for you if the price is right.

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Default Re: Reddington Fly Rods

I have an 8 wt. Redington CPS that I love for fishing small-medium stripers off the coast of Maine in mid-Summer. For throwing clousers and deceivers, I actually prefer the action of this rod to a stiffer rod, like my Sage Xi2 9 wt.

I know that this isn't one of your two choices, but I consider the CPS to be a great rod and I've seen them on sale recently in the $150 range. I think that Redington discontinued making this rod in 2008 (after its acquisition by Sage), so you'd be buying overstock inventory. Check out Cabelas if you're interested. I think that they're still selling these rods.
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I picked up a Reddington Red Fly 9' 8 wt 4pc for a backup bone fishing rod & I ended up using it all week. I just like the way it feels. The action is medium fast & it handled bone fish well. I've used it on false Albies & it held it's own. I would definitely go for it if the price is right.
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