IFTD 2016: Get Ready For Redington
Hydrogen Trout Spey Rods: Three new two-handed models join the Hydrogen lineup of fly rods from Redington and are said to be the most lightweight in their class. Geared towards the trout angler, these long rods are designed with medium-fast actions, Zirconia stripping guides, and down-locking skeletonized reel seats. Hydrogen Trout Spey rods come in an 11-foot 2-weight, 11-foot 3-inch three weight, and 11-foot 6-inch 4-weight sizes at a price of $349.95.
Predator Rods: On the hunt for a new Redington fly rod? The new Predator rods are built for fresh or saltwater pursuits with anodized/machined aluminum reel seats and all have laser-etched model references, aluminum oxide stripping guides, hard wire anodized snake guides, fighting butts, and ferrule alignment dots. There will be rods ranging from 5 to 12-weight (including two Pike rods) in lengths from 7'10" to 10-feet. $299.95
Vice Rods: This lineup of affordably-priced rods is constructed with a multi-modulus carbon fiber blank and a fast action. Other features include black anodized snake guides, laser-etched reel seats, alignment dots and saltwater grade components. Each rod includes a lifetime warranty and cordura rod tube with built-in dividers for a price of just $199.95.
Rise Reels: The new Rise reels are real lookers! Totally redesigned and totally different in appearance from the last generation, these are CNC-machined from anodized 6061-T6 aluminum for durability and refinement. Other features include a U-shaped ultra-large arbor, compact carbon-fiber drag system, soft-touch handle, nylon case, and lifetime warranty. All reels are R/L convertible and are available in silver, amber, or black color schemes and sizes from 3/4–9/10. Prices range from $189.95 up to $219.95.
Sonic Pro HD and HDZ Waders: Last but not least, Redington's new waders are designed for demanding conditions. Both offerings boast four-layer waterproof, breathable fabric that's sonically-welded. These waders are loaded with features like a TIZIP zipper (HDZ model only), 3.5mm neoprene booties with 4mm bottoms, fleece-lined hand warmer pockets with water-resistant zippers, water-resistant chest pocket, integrated tool dock, and slim wading belt. The Sonic-Pro HD will retail for $399.95 while the HDZ will command a price of $499.95.
Look for all new products to be available in August 2016.