|Pictured is the eye appealing Redington Dually Spey Rod. Its light in hand, attractive to the eye and it won’t break the bank to get one. At only $249.95 it is worth a serious consideration if you want to get into a Spey or Switch rod, or need a backup rod!|
The Redington Dually is a perfect example. When it comes to a great deal, in my mind Redington’s new Dually, at the M.S.R.P. of $249.95 would be a go to rod and the added bonus of a Lifetime Warranty doesn’t hurt its cause either. This is the perfect entry level rod that’s easy on the eyes and easy on the pocket book. I also think that it would make a perfect back up rod for someone who may need one in a pinch. I found it very smooth and very easy to cast, and yet had lots of power. It’s an easy rod to fall in love with and I believe it’s a better rod than the $249.95 price tag suggest. In other words, for your money, all things considered, at this price you can’t go wrong!
I enjoyed the feel of the full on cork handle (anyone who knows me knows I am real picky when it comes to the feel of the handle on my Spey rods) and for a 13’ rod, the 6.8 ounces felt light in hand. If you’re thinking 6.8 ounces is pretty light, well you’d be right. That is light...very light! To make my point, in comparison to a high quality and high dollar rod that’s at the top of the food chain, let’s compare it to the Sage Method 7126-4 for instance. The Method weighs in at a lean 6.5 ounces on a 7126-4 (12’6” 7wt) compared to the 7130-4 Dually (13’ 7wt). The Dually is 6” inches longer and only weighs .8 ounces more. I can’t compare the two in other areas other than weight because it would be like comparing a Porsche to a Volkswagen. At the Gorge Fly Shop, Travis the store owner says, and I quote…”If you don’t want to buy a more expensive rod…don’t cast one!” and this is true.
- Two handed series with offerings in both heavy and lighter weights
- Custom full-cork handles/reel seat (feels great in your hand)
- Suggested grain weights on all rods (to take the guess work out of it)
- Alignment dots (for those of us who are sight impaired)
- Lifetime Warranty (who doesn’t like that?)
- The Redington Dually offers 4 through 8-weights in switch models and 6 through 8-weights in Spey selections in a range of lengths.
Line Recommendations for the Redington Dually 7130-4 7wt:
- Skagit Max 500gr
- Skagit Max Short 525gr
- Rio Scandi 480gr
- Rio Short Head Spey #7/8
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