Artists require a variety of paints and brushes to perform their craft. Fly fishers require a variety of rods to perform their craft on streams and lakes. The Redwing "Combo" rod is the perfect "one tube" rod for fishing multiple types of water. The 8 1/2 ft. rod using the #5 line effortlessly and accurately allows casting to 50 ft. The # 6 tip will easily lift 50 ft.out of the water and replace the cast to target with ease as advertised. With it's smooth parabolic taper you spend more time fishing rather than trying to make the rod work for you. I also like to fish small streams here in Utah. The 6 1/2 ft. rod ; assembled from the mid and tip section is perfect for these fine waters. Casts of 15 to 25 ft. are the norm and here this rod possess that capability with grace and accuracy. The cane used in the combo rod is superlative, blended with quiet wraps and comfortable grips-- a pleasure to own! Jeff Braman
Redwing fly Rods Light Spey--- Spliced Joints, 11ft. 3/2, #7/8 line, medium natural tempered cane, large agate stripper, English style snakes, gun stock walnut wood seat, medium brown wraps. Throws and mends a long line easily, extremely lightweight but built with the strength needed for a larger fish. With bag and tube. If your really Spey fishing; it should be CANE!
Redwing Fly Rods 7 1/2 ft. 2/2, #4 line, 3.5 oz. "Driftless Taper" ; named after our western Wisconsin streams, varied and complex and best suited for this specific taper. Blonde tempered cane with modified Wells grip, N/S uplock seat with chestnut burl, light wire guides, bright N/S type "Z" ferrules, spar varnish , antique gold silks , chestnut at cork check and ferrules. This "Driftless" model comes in 6ft. 9in. and 7ft. models as well. Customized to any tastes; with bag and tube.
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Redwing Fly Rods 6ft. 7in. ( made that way, sections equal) 2/2, # 3/4 line ( I loved a #3 pure silk line) 2.5 oz. 11/64 ferrule, My Long taper parabolic taper. Blued ferrules, type "Z', uplock burl seat with gold aluminum fittings for lightness, old gold silk wraps, chestnut at ferrules and cork check, Mildrum stripper. A brisk, firm semi- parabolic action that can work close as well as punching out a 50 ft. cast if necessary, quieter action down from the tip to help protect the lightest tippets. If your interested; the taper worked out to it's best at 6ft. 7in. rather than just settling on an industry standard ( boring! ). Caramel cane with 2x2 node spacing, with bag and tube.
A Redwing Spey out working in a New York snow squall.
Redwing Fly Rods 7 1/2 ft. 2/2, " Type F.E. Thomas 1906", #4/5 line ( I like a #5 silk). New build, hand planed, 3.3 oz. This rod is my taper ( long taper parabolic) for modern lines and current fishing tactics; with a homage to the look of our great turn of the century rod makers. The shafts are golden caramel with fax burn marks like the old days. rattan grip with original F.E. Thomas cork check, elegant etched reelseat hardware over stacked bamboo seat , DL, ruby red silks, gloss spar varnish rubbed to a soft sheen, type 'Z' ferrules with all metals blued. The old century look meets today's rod tapers in the perfect trout length and line size. With bag and tube.
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J. Balestrieri / Redwing Fly Rods, 9ft. # 7/8 line, " Type Driftless " semi- parabolic taper, new , hand planed, 3/2. A strong taper for good sized trout and steelhead. Semi - parabolic designed to work in our upper Midwest rivers; capable of modified two handed Spey casts where the forest touches the banks ( Brule River etc.) Works well with #8 line in close; #7 for long distances. Flamed cane, Type "Z" ferrules , highest grade gunstock burl insert with NS DL blued seat; small fixed extension for two handing. Deep orange silks, orange stripper; heavy duty snakes throughout. With bag and tube. Coupled with a classic Hardy and some Spey flies ; it can be fished all over the world!
Redwing Fly Rods Combination Rod-- Can be a 3 piece , 2 tip 8 1/2 ft . # 5/6 rod or with the independent handle ; a 2 piece 6 1/2 ft. #4 rod . dark flamed cane with golden nodes, 2x2 spacing, N/S blued ferrules, agate stripper, walnut burl seat with blued rings. A good travel size rod and varied sizes to cover most tactical situations. The taper was designed to satisfy both rod types for a smooth parabolic feel, throwing tight loops with power to spare if needed. With bag and tube. This model can be made to ones color and seat tastes etc.
Redwing Fly Rods 8ft. 1in. # 3/4 line , 3/2, . " Driftless Model" , new hand planed, Dark flamed with golden nodes, super "Z" type ferrules, deep rust silks,light wire guides, Flor grade cork grip. burl seat with cork inlay for the reel foot. The lightest type possible for a rod of it's length and line size. A true #3 weight, yet capable of handling a #4 if required ( real silk!). The perfect line and weight for Wisconsin's "Driftless" area. With bag and tube.
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