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Old 02-06-2009, 08:53 PM
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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.

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Here's a release of a beautifully colored redfish:

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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.

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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.
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Now THAT is the way to break in a new outfit. Congrats, VERY nice fish, looks like you had a ball.

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I wanna come play in your sand box.
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Nice fish and a great way to get out and break in the new rod!

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how did you like the Rise? I just bought one yesterday and can't use it till sunday.
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I seems to be well made and the drag was very smooth. I think you'll like it.
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