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Deluxe Beginner's Fly Fishing Outfit - Redington Classic Fly Rod Outfit
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Redington Classic Trout Fly Rod, Reel, and All Accessories for Fly Fishing

To get started in fly fishing you'll need more than just a rod. We genuinely want to see you be successful in fly fishing so we assembled what we think is the package that is most likely to help you catch fish AND love fly casting. This is the NUMBER ONE fly rod outfit that we encourage beginner to intermediate anglers to purchase when they need a new rod. It is easy and fun for entry level anglers to master. We trust, use, and believe in this rod because it seems to accomplish what other rod manufactures have failed to do in a light weight fly rod that costs $150 (rod only). We have put together a great package that includes everything an angler needs to get started in fly fishing. You could literally take this purchase and head straight to a river or lake near you!

Reels are set up LHR unless specified in the notes you would like RHR

Deluxe Beginners Fly Fishing Package

Why is this a great rod for a beginner or intermediate fly caster?

Redington Classic Trout Fly Rod Details

Machined aluminum reel seat with Rose Dynawood insert
  • A grade Portuguese Cork
  • 100% Toray Japanese Graphite (50 million modulus)
  • Alignment dots and ferrule designations on all models
  • Titanium Oxide stripping guides
  • Classic brown color
  • Maroon rod tube
  • Lifetime Warranty

This rod combines quality, beginner friendly action, and a carries a palatable price tag for a new angler. When learning to fly cast anglers need to be able to "feel" the fly rod flex and load under the tension and weight of the fly line. This teaches great timing and an understanding of the fly cast. This is a "mid-flex" rod which means that much of the rod will bend during the cast. "tip flex" rods have very little feeling in them and the angler is forced to time everything visually and the learning curve is steepened a tremendous amount. Eventually you may want to purchase a "tip flex" rod when you become a very advanced caster. To be sure your entry into fly fishing is fun and successful, get a "mid flex" action like the Classic Trout. The Redington Classic Trout has a smooth loading window and is a pleasure to cast and learn with. It is important to learn fly casting on a rod that promotes good timing.

Are there any disadvantages to this rod or is there another rod I should consider?

Every rod has some advantages and disadvantages. The Classic Trout has medium-fast action and a soft feel to it. This helps new anglers feel the fly cast and generate decent line speed while feeling the rod load. The downside is that when it comes to raw performance the Classic Trout isn't going to have the distance potential and line speed that fast action rods do. Keep in mind though, if you are somewhat new to fly fishing you won't be concerned about casting 60+ feet into a driving wind. Your focus will be learning to cast effectively at reasonable fishing distances. The Classic Trout will do all that. It is very popular due in large part that we have an expansive University of Fly Fishing and teach lots of folks how to fly fish every year. The Classic Trout is what we use in our fly fishing classes and naturally students gravitate towards these rods because they have experienced just how nice they are to cast and fish. It also helps that Redington rods are engineered at the same location as Sage Fly Rods and therefore undergo much greater scrutiny than they would if they were designed anywhere else! The Classic Trout has a feeling of control, touch, finesse, but still seems to have the backbone to make the tough casts in conditions including wind, big flies, long distances, and 2 fly setups. Most companies trying to build rods at this price range simply make the rods too stiff which thwarts line control at most reasonable fishing distances.

Redington ZERO Fly Reel

We pair this rod up with the lightest weight and most reliable reel in its class. The Redington ZERO fly reel is reliable and makes a great match for the Redington Classic Trout fly rod. It is simple to use and will provide the beginning angler a quality reel at an affordable price. The best part? We put the line and backing on for you! It will be ready to fish when it arrives at your home.

Weight Forward Floating Line
95% or more of an anglers trout fishing, especially as a beginner to intermediate angler, is done with a floating fly line. This is exactly why we set up each outfit with a Weight Forward Floating line. Weight forward fly lines are easy to cast and a great line to learn on.

Essential Flies and Accessories

The last thing we want at Red's is for an enthusiastic angler to get a fly rod but not enough of the "small stuff" to actually be successful and get started. That is why we include all the essential accessories in this package. This is everything you need.

Hemostats with Scissors

This is one of the few tools you HAVE to have to get started. As a steward of the river, fly fisherman generally prefer to "pinch down" the barbs on all hooks. In fact, it is the law on almost all catch and release streams nowadays. Use these to pinch down barbs, unhook fish, trim materials on flies (using the scissor feature), or open a stubborn bag of chips. These are a must have.

Nippers and Zinger

A good set of nippers is essential. These make quick work of trimming line, changing flies, etc. They also have a pin on the back to remove any cement from the eye of the hook. Combine these great nippers with a retractable zinger that attaches to your shirt, jacket, or vest. This is a very handy and quick setup!

6 Pack of Dry Flies

It would be tough to go fly fishing without flies. This assortment of flies is PERFECT for a beginner! They are all foam body flies and they float great and are easy to see. They don't require "floatant" like most dry flies which acts as a floatation agent. For this setup we wanted to keep the gear simple and effective.

How do I Tie a Fly On?

2 Tapered Leaders and Tippet Spool

A tapered leader is what is attached to the end of the vinyl fly line. It starts out heavy and tapers down to the tippet which is attached the fly. Starts out fat, ends up skinny. Included in this package are two tapered leaders that are "4X" in diameter which is perfect for most trout applications. Also included is a spool of 4X tippet (6.4 pound test strength). Use this tippet material to repair your tapered leaders. Eventually you might tangle, snap off a fly, or after changing flies the tapered leader will get shorter and the "tippet" will be gone. Replace the end of the tapered leader with this material using a very simple "triple surgeon's knot".

Redington Fly Rod Warranty:
The Redington fly rod warranty covers breakage and their are some exceptions including fire, theft, and loss. The angler can send in the broken rod directly to Sage and for a handling fee Redington will repair or replace the rod. They have a great crew and turnaround times are some of the best in the industry.
Redington Classic Trout Fly Rod Details

Machined aluminum reel seat with Rose Dynawood insert
  • A grade Portuguese Cork
  • 100% Toray Japanese Graphite (50 million modulus)
  • Alignment dots and ferrule designations on all models
  • Titanium Oxide stripping guides
  • Classic brown color
  • Maroon rod tube
  • Lifetime Warranty
Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 2 Write a review.

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Hiking and camping questions February 1, 2014
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Norton Shores, MI United States  
I have not yet purchased this set up but I have heard great reviews on it. I am mostly Curious about the weight of the whole set up because I plan on doing some back packing trips and thru hiking. this would be great for a nice meal.

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  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
We are proud to sell this rod January 9, 2012
Reviewer: Red's Fly Shop Staff from Yakima River Canyon  
Taking a beginner and introducing them to fly fishing in a way that is fun, simple, and affordable is what we do here at Red's Fly Shop.  The Redington Classic Trout is a rod that we are very proud to sell here.  If you are shopping for your first fly rod, look no further.  This is it.  It is forgiving, easy to cast, and will provide you with a rod that has plenty of performance.

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