We all know the drill: you have been eyeing that new fly rod for a while now, but the price just wasn’t right. So you hold out. And wait…and wait. Wait for either your fortune or the price of the fly rods to change.
Then today happens, and that price drops!
Looks like fortune has smiled upon you friend because we at Duranglers have dropped the price on a few of our favorite fly rods! Check it out:
This is the rod that changed how we look at “fast action”. While the METHOD is one of the “fastest” rods on the market, it is a far cry from a “broom stick”. Fast rods can get a reputation for being a pain or a chore to cast, this is where the METHOD is different. The stiffness of the rod is accented by a lower swing weight and a slightly softer tip, which means you won’t blow your shoulder out casting this rod all day. The 5 and 6 weights are incredible streamer and lake rods for the serious trout angler, while the 6 and 7 weights make fantastic light saltwater/bonefish sticks. Of course, the 8 weight is the standard saltwater rod as well as the go-to for pike fishing, while the 9 weight is our choice for permit. The 10 weight was built for heady headwinds when targeting big permit, tarpon, musky, baracudda, or any other 10-weight-needed monsters.
Built to mimic it’s bigger brother the now discontinued Sage ONE, the Little ONE is the pinnacle of light line, high country creek fly rods. While built as a “fast” action, this little rod was made to deliver flies with finesse. The Little ONE has been one of our favorite creek rods for a while now because it is a sheer joy in the backcountry to throw attractor dries or a small dry/dropper rigs to fiesty brook and cutthroat trout. This is a great dedicated creek rod and also a blast for targeting small bass and panfish (which are present in every state in America!) This light, 4 piece fly rod makes for a great lightweight backpacking rod when paired with a Sage CLICK or Ross Colorado LT fly reel when you need to head to higher altitudes.
The Redington Dually family of spey and switch rods were built to deliver everything from Skagit setups, dry-line and greased style long heads, and switch style lines when throwing big streamers or nymph rigs with that extra reach…at a price anyone can afford. Add to that our recent price drop, and this rod may have just become the best deal on spey and switch rods out there. If there is a testament to this rod, consider that when it came out most of us at the shop picked one up, including your’s truly. I personally fish the 12′ 6″ Dually spey set up with scandi and skagit heads when throwing big streamers for trout, or when I head up to Oregon to swing for steelhead.
The 4 and 5 weight switch rods are fantastic beginner trout spey setups, while the 6 and 7 switch and spey sticks are purpose-built for steelhead or big streamers. If you are looking to get into the spey game, look no further than the Dually. If you need help deciphering the cacophony of fly lines, we are here to help.
If your heart hearkens to days before smartphones and social media, where the fastest thing to happen on the river was a large trout inhaling a hopper, well then the Butter Stick might be for you. This rod is Redington’s foray into the world of fiberglass fly rods, and it certainly delivers. Fiberglass fly rods get a reputation as inaccurate, club-esque noodles. The Butter Stick breaks that trend. While this is still a fiberglass rod, it is lightweight, snappy, and accurate. Beautifully crafted, the Butter Stick is a great rod for trout throughout Colorado. I personally love fishing this rod with a hopper/dropper setup throughout the summer.
Finally as an addendum…the last of it’s kind! We have one Sage SALT left on the shelf, the quintessential tarpon rod, the 1190-4. From the Yucatan to Florida, Texas to Belize: the 11 weight salt is THE rod for chasing tackle testing adult tarpon. The 11 also makes for one of the best musky rods when you need to huck serious meat.