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#1 flytire

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Posted 03 September 2019 - 02:56 PM

redington-i-d-reel.jpg

 

redington id 3-4wt reel

redington camo sticker to apply to the reel side thats showing

hook & hackle wf-4-f line

12lb backing

 

i think its time to resurrect a 39 year old winston 8ft-6in 4wt im6 graphite fly rod out of its hermetically sealed closet (its been hiding away since 1992 when i moved away from colorado back to connecticut. sometimes you do desperate things to remain employed) and liven it back up with a new reel and line. i won that rod at a cutthroat chapter of trout unlimited auction raffle for a $1 ticket. 

 

sure i could have asked for recommendations from the forum members (only to end up in an opinion contest) or spent $$$ on a fancier reel and $90 fly line set up but being retired has its limits. Plus its the setup I wanted. its gonna hold the fly line just right! all in all its $150 out of my wallet.

 

i listen to what the voices in my head tell me to do :)


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#2 RickZieger

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Posted 03 September 2019 - 03:08 PM

When you listen to the voice in your head you get good advise.

Nice looking reel.

 

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#3 tjm

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Posted 03 September 2019 - 03:15 PM

When you listen to the voices in your head you get good advise.

That's what I always say, and they usually agree. 



#4 dadofmolly

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Posted 03 September 2019 - 06:55 PM

You also get expert advice.


Sometimes I need expert advice which is why I talk to myself.


#5 Swampfoxforeman

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Posted 03 September 2019 - 07:17 PM

Looks great

#6 chugbug27

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Posted 04 September 2019 - 06:58 AM

Still smiling from that raffle win, I bet... Nice
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#7 flytire

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 12:57 PM

you betcha

 

and the sage rod i won the following year

 

spooled up the redington reel this morning. after undoing the twist ties that hold the line in a coil, it is not recommended that you drop it on the floor and have it roll away from you creating a jumbled up mess of knotted fly line. but all went fine after getting the mess untangled smile.png


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#8 Rocco

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 03:15 PM

My Lab Kara always wants to 'help' with those tangles.  

 

Rocco



#9 Dominecker

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 05:25 PM

I have a Redington reel that I have used and abused hard and often for about 25 years and it still works great.



#10 mikechell

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 06:19 PM

<Note to self:  don't "drop-n-roll" new fly line on floor>

 

Thanks for the tip, flytire !!!

 

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#11 DFoster

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Posted 10 September 2019 - 07:37 AM

you betcha

 

and the sage rod i won the following year

 

spooled up the redington reel this morning. after undoing the twist ties that hold the line in a coil, it is not recommended that you drop it on the floor and have it roll away from you creating a jumbled up mess of knotted fly line. but all went fine after getting the mess untangled smile.png

 

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