Redington reel for spey rod - Fly Fishing Forum
Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum No such thing as rainbow trout, only landlocked steelhead

Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 12-27-2001, 02:28 PM
tonyd tonyd is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: southern interior of BC
Posts: 169
Redington reel for spey rod

Would a Redington AS 13/14 reel match well with a 14ft 9/10 spey rod?The rod has a euro action and although rated as a 9/10 it may be more of a 10/11.I believe the reel weighs 10.9 oz.Just wondered if it would balance well or be a little on the large size?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Old 12-27-2001, 03:18 PM
MJC's Avatar
MJC MJC is offline
Junkyard Spey
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Clearwater River, Peck, ID
Posts: 887
Reel Size

Tonyd, I'm using a Marquis #2 Salmon on my 14ft 9/10 St. Croix. It measures 4 1/4". I've never weighed it but it seems to balance quite nicely.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-27-2001, 10:33 PM
juro's Avatar
juro juro is offline
Coast2coast Flyfishaholic
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Steelhead country|striper coast|bonefish belt
Posts: 20,594
Tony -

I know several people using that combo (in black vs. gold) and they like it. I think it's a great deal for the money, we should do a review of all the mid-range Spey reels like we did recently for saltwater fly reels...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-28-2001, 01:48 AM
kush's Avatar
kush kush is offline
CND The Spey Underground
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: West Coast
Posts: 1,435

My buddy uses the big Redington, it is a good reel at a great price and is definitely not too big ( I'm not sure that would be possible!). My only recommendation would be to get the black finish - NOT THE GOLD! At times, though he may be hundreds of yards away an errant ray of sunlight reflects off his hunk of gold and damn near blinds me. I'm not sure but I think it is responsible for at least two car accidents on the Trans Canada Highway alongside the Graveyard pool on the Thompson!
Tight lines - tyler.

Still Living Large!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-28-2001, 02:01 PM
sinktip's Avatar
sinktip sinktip is offline
Chief of E.P.
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: All S-Rivers Above the Equator
Posts: 1,456
The 13/14 Redington will balance nicely. And as Tyler said, don't worry about it being too big. I have a buddy who fishes a Black 13/14 on both his 9150-4 Sage and his 14' #9 St. Croix. They are good reels and the price is hard to beat. The one disadvantage is they are on the silent side for those of us that like to hear our fish run.


That is why I bought a 11/12 in Gold for my 8150. To my way of thinking, glare induced car accidents means less fishing competition on those prime summer runs. Are you telling me this is a bad thing?

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Fly Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Home Waters
Your home waters
Current Favorite Fly
If you only had one... (change anytime)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
spey rod/reel, traditional fly rod/reel Steve_sullivan For Sale by Owner 0 04-30-2005 12:48 AM
Redington Spey And Harris Reel Chrome4life For Sale by Owner 0 11-13-2003 02:18 PM
Redington Spey Rod Chrome4life For Sale by Owner 0 05-05-2003 06:30 PM
12'6" (7/8wt)Redington Spey Rod dansteelieman For Sale by Owner 0 11-07-2002 09:04 PM
New: Redington 13' 9wt Spey Rod dansteelieman For Sale by Owner 0 09-21-2002 09:05 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:55 AM.

vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright (All Rights Reserved)