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Old 03-06-2002, 06:25 PM
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Redington - Wayfarer???

Looking for a compact 5 or 7 piece rod that fits my alpine lake hiking trips that I have planned. On the surface the Redington's seem to fit the bill. Does anyone have any expereince with these rods?

Durability? Smooth feel? Customer Service?

Thanks for the help! YC
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Old 03-06-2002, 08:39 PM
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I'm also interested in feedback on the Wayfarer. Redington's customer service is probably as good as it gets. The price seems awfully good. I wonder about durability.
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Old 03-06-2002, 10:18 PM
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I thought the 2 pc redington I tried seemed alittle too noodley to me. I ended up with a 4pc St Croix imperial that I like alot. A 5-7 piece rod seems like it wouldn't bend a nicely do to the additional joints although might fit in a pack easier. I strap mine outside the pack on one side and it works for me.

Perhaps you can find a dealer that has both types and try them out side by side and see which you prefer as it is a personal choice. Not sure if they are priced around the same money or not.

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Old 03-06-2002, 11:16 PM
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The Wayfarer does not come in a 2 piece they are 5 or 7 piece travel rods.The rods are excellent performance rods,in fact they beat out all of the top rods in a head to head casting competition at a world flyfishing show.All models compared were the travel rods.Customer service is excellent with all Redington products.
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YC - I'll echo GregD. I've had a St.C Imperial 4-pc 5/6 for about 8-10 years now. I pack it all over the place.

The only thing I've had go wrong was the tip top - it couldn't take being in the back of my cousin's pick-up as we reversed into the brush - D'oh!
My fault so I bought a new tip section - they were fast and kind.

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Old 03-07-2002, 09:18 AM
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One of the 'best' reviews given of late mentioned Cabela's and a multi-piece rod which tested very adequately.
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I have not used the Redington Rods but hear from many that they are a lot of bang for the buck and great customer service. I would also check out the St. Croix Legend Ultra.
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