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Redington Vapen Red

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I have been hearing and reading some rave reviews on this rod on several sites. Does anyone have one of these or has anyone ever casted one? I think I want to get one for streamer fishing.

Posted on: 2013/9/11 13:05
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Re: Redington Vapen Red

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I can't get past the handle. Not even close. I'm not even that old school, but it's just a whopper of an eyesore.

Posted on: 2013/9/11 19:45


Re: Redington Vapen Red

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I've come around on the handle. A bit. I initially saw no benefit to it and definitely prefer the feel of cork when wet. That said, after casting big flies on an 8 weight for pike all day, picking up that Vapen handle was an absolute dream. Sure, part of that was just going from 8 weight to 5 weight, but the cushion was definitely noticeable.

I posted some initial thoughts and will be posting a full review soon (hopefully in the next week or two).

I can definitely see it as a streamer rod, but definitely 6 or 7 weight. The 5 that I've been fishing with would still be too light, in my opinion, as a streamer rod.


Posted on: 2013/9/11 20:07
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Re: Redington Vapen Red

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Quote:

Mariner wrote:
I can't get past the handle. Not even close. I'm not even that old school, but it's just a whopper of an eyesore.


Also, keep in mind you can get it with a cork handle.

Posted on: 2013/9/11 20:08
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Re: Redington Vapen Red

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That's a sweet rod... Almost looks like a sports car

Posted on: 2013/9/12 6:33
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Re: Redington Vapen Red

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Thank you Greenlander. That is the type of response I was looking for.

Posted on: 2013/9/12 8:04
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Re: Redington Vapen Red

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Thank you Greenlander. That is the type of response I was looking for.

Posted on: 2013/9/12 8:05
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Re: Redington Vapen Red

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Quote:

Kype wrote:
Thank you Greenlander. That is the type of response I was looking for.


No problem. If you have specific questions, feel free to drop a PM.

I'll send along to the link to the review when I get it published.

Posted on: 2013/9/14 12:01
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