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Redngton Classic Trout Review

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#1 McFlyLures

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Posted 07 August 2018 - 11:02 AM

So I dont post my reviews often here but Mike asked me to give some feedback on it a while back on this rod, so here it is.  Its a long review, but there is lots to be said!  lol 



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#2 Poopdeck

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Posted 07 August 2018 - 10:07 PM

I concur, it's a nice rod. I think it's a nice rod for anybody, beginner, novice, expert, lifetime fly fishermen. I like mine so much I won't be buying another 4wt ever, barring breakage. I'd note they are 129.00 on amazon prime.

My one very minor criticism of your review is why on gods green earth would you review this rod in a 2 and 3 wt and then comment on what you think might happen with a 4, 5 or 6 wt. A beginner should never even consider a 2 or 3 weight. I may be a little biased because I think 2 and 3 wts are rods to buy when you have every other rod out there and even then I would not ever buy one. Other then that I thought it was a nice review.

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 07:06 AM

I concur, it's a nice rod. I think it's a nice rod for anybody, beginner, novice, expert, lifetime fly fishermen. I like mine so much I won't be buying another 4wt ever, barring breakage. I'd note they are 129.00 on amazon prime.

My one very minor criticism of your review is why on gods green earth would you review this rod in a 2 and 3 wt and then comment on what you think might happen with a 4, 5 or 6 wt. A beginner should never even consider a 2 or 3 weight. I may be a little biased because I think 2 and 3 wts are rods to buy when you have every other rod out there and even then I would not ever buy one. Other then that I thought it was a nice review.

$129 on prime??? Must be a new sale, I didnt see that 2 days ago when I looked, Ill look again.

So the reason I reviewed this in a 2 and 3 weight is because thats what I own in it. Not gonna spend extra money to buy a 5wt version just for this review, when Im not gonna use it. And, I would totally agree with you on newcomers buying a 5wt to start in most places. Where I live though, 3wts are the norm. Small flies, light tippit, etc. in fact I use a 3wt for 90% of my fishing around here.

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 08:04 AM

Good point on rods and region.

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 10:45 AM

Good point on rods and region.


Yeah man, but I get what you mean, for 90% of the US, a 3wt is almost pointless. But I did discuss that point in the review, that for me I use a 2 or 3wt for small flies and trout. But for larger trout and larger flies a 5wt is needed.

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