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WhiskeyHotel 02-06-2009 08:53 PM

Breaking In My New Outfit
 
I ordered a 5 wt Redington CPX and Redington Rise reel to replace my mid flex Orvis rod. I use this primarily for bluegill and bass in the St Johns River, but since I'm primarily a salt guy, I couldn't resist taking it out for redfish.

I picked off a couple of 4 -5 lb reds from a school in a foot of water.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3420/...9fc2ee07_o.jpg

Here's a release of a beautifully colored redfish:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3303/...e9c6a0c5_o.jpg

And then the surprise of the day was catching this 5 lb seatrout, one of the largest I have caught. I thought it was a nice red until she started splashing on the surface. I backed off the drag and played this one carefully.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3377/...da63f70d_o.jpg

I was really happy with the CPX. It has plenty of backbone to throw a clouser and handle a 5lb fish. I would have to say that this is winter time fun, because it did take quite a while to bring these fish to the boat. I doubt they would survive in the warm Florida water during summer. Great fun for now though.

peregrines 02-06-2009 09:14 PM

Re: Breaking In My New Outfit
 
Now THAT is the way to break in a new outfit. Congrats, VERY nice fish, looks like you had a ball.

peregrines

fyshstykr 02-06-2009 10:12 PM

Re: Breaking In My New Outfit
 
I wanna come play in your sand box. :icon_smil

mcnerney 02-07-2009 08:25 AM

Re: Breaking In My New Outfit
 
Nice fish and a great way to get out and break in the new rod!

Larry

KRD 02-11-2009 07:20 AM

Re: Breaking In My New Outfit
 
how did you like the Rise? I just bought one yesterday and can't use it till sunday.

WhiskeyHotel 02-11-2009 11:33 AM

Re: Breaking In My New Outfit
 
I seems to be well made and the drag was very smooth. I think you'll like it.


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