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Redington Hydrogen Fly Rod Is the Lightest Fly Rod We’ve Seen

The Redington Hydrogen Fly Rod is the lightest of its class. Let’s jump into the review and learn more. 

Redington Hydrogen Fly Rod Dimensions:

  • 2.5 Ounces
  • 9-foot rod
  • 5- weight

The LooksRedington Hydrogen Fly Rod

The Redington Hydrogen Fly Rod is arguably one of the best looking rods available in the market. The rod has a grayish (dark) matte finish. The color used, which is attractive on its own right, is also used for its flash reduction properties. This means that the the Sun does not reflect that much on the rod. This maybe important if the water that you are fishing in is very clear, as the smallest of reflections from your rod may spook any fishes around. Of course, murky water conditions are less susceptible to this.

The matte finish of the Redington Hydrogen Fly Rod is unique to a market dominated by shiny sheens and surfaces. If you like a simplistic design (which is where the trend is going anyways) then you will like the understated but beautiful design of the this fly rod.


Losing the WeightRedington Hydrogen Fly Rod

As I mentioned, the Redington Hydrogen Fly Rod is very light. Listed below are the properties that make this fly rod light.

  • The guys at Redington outfitted this particular fly rod with single- foot line guides in a bid to shave of some unnecessary ounces.
  • Fancy reel seat inserts were not included in this fly rod. Also absent the traditional wood ones. The base is blanked. The guys at Redington opted to “skeletonize” this part of the fly rod.

All in all, inasmuch as looks and weight is concerned, the Redington Hydrogen Fly Rod is an excellent rod to use and definitely one of the top rods out there – to find more combo rods click here


Casting the Fly RodRedington Hydrogen Fly Rod

In regards to fly rod configuration, the Redington Hydrogen Fly Rod is pretty much the same with other fly rods. Its 9 foot 5-weight dimension is pretty much in line with the other trout rods in the market.

The Redington Hydrogen Fly Rod, like other rods in the 9 foot 5-weight category, is strong enough to handle the rigors of tossing hoppers and streamers as well as retracting them. The Redington Hydrogen Fly Rod can cast a size 20 with no difficulties.

The Redington Hydrogen Fly Rod is at par with its category.

This rod holds up well.  Things like your fly line, distance, reel weight and casting style well affect the performance of you rod come casting time.

Your casting experience may vary but these are the common observations of those who have casted with this model.

  • The Redington Hydrogen Fly Rod’s medium-fast paced action is quite comfortable.
  • The rod is very nimble. If ever an error is made, pulling it out the water to redirect is not a problem.
  • The design is very sturdy to handle the aforementioned redirection.

Protips

  • Novices may think that having the best fly rod is the fastest way in becoming an expert fly fisher. That is often not the case. Any good fly rod will do. It is the fly fisher’s ability that will bring home the bacon (fish in this case).
  • Try to bridge the gap between you and the area where the fish/es can be found. You can go to another sliver of land that is closest or wade through the shallow parts of the body of water in question.
  • Trying to bridge the gap by throwing the lines with brute force will be an exercise in futility. All that distance and water will conspire to defeat you if you choose this path.

The Redington Hydrogen Fly Rod in Action

Here are some observations gained from using the this fly rod over the last few weeks.

  • The Redington Hydrogen Fly Rod feels solid and smooth.
  • As stated above, the properties of the Redington Hydrogen Fly Rod will ensure that the risk of the fish being spooked remain low.
  • The Redington Hydrogen Fly Rod maybe the lightest in its category but it is strong enough to handle the rigors of fly fishing and will hold its ground against even bigger fish.
  • Like I said fifteen times, it’s very light.

The Redington Zero Fly ReelRedington Hydrogen Fly Rod 3

Yes, this fly rod might be light but if you pair it with heavier parts then its purpose is defeated. That is why, the guys back in Redington saw fit to make another product that complements the weight advantages of the Redington Hydrogen Fly Rod.

They call this product the Redington Zero Fly Reel. As the name suggest, the  Zero Fly Reel is very light but still sturdy enough to handle its business. It also weighs in at just 3 ounces, making it super light. Coupled with the Hydrogen Fly Rod, this super lightweight combination works well in tandem.

If the standard form is not enough for you, Redington also have longer versions. Collectively, these are known as the Euro-nymph fly rods. They have both 10 foot and 11 foot models.

Buying rods is no easy business, especially for novices. There are many rods, types and brands out there. If you are having this problem, the Redington might be the rod for you. It is very friendly to first time users. 

Priced at a very reasonable price point given its quality and durability.

Redington Hydrogen Fly Rod

The Redington Hydrogen Fly Rod, like other rods in the 9 foot 5-weight category, is strong enough to handle the rigors of tossing hoppers and streamers as well as retracting them. The Redington Hydrogen Fly Rod can cast a size 20 with no difficulties.

 

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