Switch Rod Setups Made Easy - Redington CHROMER Switch Rod Outfits
August 29, 2015
Steelhead season is creeping up fast on us. In the PNW fish numbers are looking quite good after a slow start. The Columbia River system has one of the biggest steelhead runs in the world (probably the biggest), if there are stats guys that want to verify this please comment and confirm. I am too focused on how to help you catch 'em right now.
To prepare, the modern angler is often picking up a switch rod. These little hybrid spey/single hand rods are great tools and offer some distinct advantages to the angler. So why don't you have one yet? For the segment of the population that hasn't gone two-handed yet, its largely because getting a complete outfit that will meet your personal needs is complicated! There are so many options that I even find myself confusing the customer sometimes.
Today after guiding I decided to sit down at the computer and simplify this for the consumer. I broke this outfit into 3 options. SWING PRIORITY, UTILITY SETUP, and INDICATOR PRIORITY. As you go on, of course you can buy spare spools and lines to complete your arsenal but initially you need to just take the plunge and for many of us that damn thing called "budget" gets in the way. I hate the "b" word.
Anyway, here is a GREAT new Switch Rod from Redington called the CHROMER. Everyone that has tried it LOVES it at $399 (rod only). We like the rubber top and bottom handles which is a nice reminder for hand placement when two-handed casting. It is a top performer that doesn't beat up on beginners. Great rod, enough on that. Take a look at this format below and see if this simplifies shopping for your first switch rod.
Redington CHROMER Switch Rod - Complete Setups
3 LINE OPTIONS
We want to make choosing the right tool for the job easy for you. Each of these systems offers distinct advantages. Read the description of each and decide which setup will give you the ultimate edge on your quarry!
UTILITY SETUP Includes:
2. SWING PRIORITY SETUP
SWING PRIORTY SETUP Includes:
- Redington CHROMER Switch Rod
- Redington BEHEMOTH Fly Reel
- RIO Skagit MAX Short Shooting Head (sized to fit rod weight)
- OPST Lazar Line Running Line
- RIO 10' T-11 MOW Sink Tip
- RIO Backing Installed
INDICATOR PRIORITY SETUP Includes:
We threw this rod about 2 months before it was available to the public and we all knew right off the bat it would be a winner. When 5 fishing guides get their hands on a rod it is RARE that we all agree haha! The CHROMER was a hit with our entire staff on "demo day" when the new gear got here. We really like the grip and the hybrid design was a real reminder that you need to use TWO hands to make these casts. That may seem small but we work with a lot of beginning spey casters and everyone on the Red's staff liked the grip for that reason. It is without a doubt one of the best products at $400 we have ever seen. Buy with confidence. DON'T buy if you are looking for a deep bending moderate action rod. This rod is a quick stick and anyone that yawns during their spey cast should stick with the Redington DUALLY orTemple Fork Deer Creek.
The new CHROMER rods are the ultimate tool for the two-handed angler. With refined rod actions to suit a variety of casting and line styles, the rods also feature custom polymer gripping sections on the top and bottom handles. These unique pinch grip sections allow for easy running line management during spey casts and added comfort over a long day of fishing. With three switch, and five spey models, we offer a size for any steelhead or salmon fishing scenario.
- Super-smooth fast action
- Downlocking reel seat for improved in-hand balance
- Polymer Pinch Grip sections on top and bottom handles
- Polymer grips maintain body temperature for comfortable winter fishing
- Matte finish blank for flash reduction
- Section tips epoxy coated to prevent sticking
- Full Anodized aluminum reel seat
- Premium gradecork handles
- Fully protective cordura rod tube with dividers
- Lifetime warranty
Redington Behemoth Fly Reel
Most powerful drag in its class Adjustable, CarbonFiber drag Unmachinable, unique Die-cast construction Large arbor design speeds retrieve and reduces line memory Oversized drag knob foreasy adjustment Easily converts to left or right hand retrieve Deep V-Spool for increased backing capacity Twin molded, soft-touch ergonomic handles Nylon reel case included Lifetime warranty
Redington Fly Rod Warranty:
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