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  • Rod or Reel Upgrade?

     ToxicTung updated 11 months, 2 weeks ago 2 Members · 2 Posts
  • ToxicTung

    Member
    December 13, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    Hello, looking to upgrade either my dad’s fly reel or rod this coming holiday season. I wish I could buy him both, but I can only afford one at the moment. We mostly fly fish for trout on tailwaters in Northeast TN. He currently has a Bass Pro 3 weight rod (can’t remember specific model) with a Reddington 3/4 weight rise reel. For reel upgrades I am considering the Ovris Clearwater Cassete or the Hydros (which is on sale right now). For rod upgrades, possibly either the Redington Path or Classic Trout. Any thoughts on which piece of equipment is better to upgrade?

  • truckeeflyfishing

    Guest
    December 13, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    Rod, it’s far more important. Plus the Redington rise is already a nice reel.

  • FISHYFISHY513

    Guest
    December 13, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    Classic trout all the way. you already have a solid reel.

  • LeewardCoast

    Guest
    December 13, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    Rod. Those Redington reels are ok. I have the same one. If you have the scratch check out an Echo 3 wt. rod. Great little stream rod for less than $200.

  • basecampvan

    Guest
    December 13, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    That’ll be a great gift! I’d say upgrade the rod first – the Classic Trout is a good choice. The current reel will be perfectly suitable for a long time, and it never hurts to have the old rod in the truck in case of an accidental breakage.

  • toxictungstensquirmy

    Guest
    December 13, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    How much you looking to spend on the rod, as others stated that redington rise is a good reel and no need to up grade it

  • Philx570

    Guest
    December 13, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    CT is a great rod, so’s the Echo carbon.

  • don00000

    Guest
    December 13, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    I have a St. Croix mojo trout 3wt and i love it..

  • 2bizE

    Guest
    December 13, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    Rod for sure. The reel just holds your line. You have a good reel already anyway.

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