|New Redington Predator|
While at I-CAST / IFTD 2016 I took the predator to the casting pond. I am familiar with first gen Predators from time spent on the water with them so baseline was already established. Immediately I noticed this new Predator has more horsepower. As I continued to learn its nature it also displayed more feel. Loads easy and punches out power with authority. Feels like a good salt action type of rod. Originally designed for bass and pike the Predator quickly got the attention of mangrove enthusiast due to its hard punching capabilities. Similar tactics of target punching large flies crosses paths of fresh and salt predator species alike. First Gen Predators really lit the fire on this demanding pursuit, This New Generation Predator feels ready to perfect that pursuit!
The Redington Predator Series is a popular rod with mangrove hunters, bass fanatics and pike/musky chasers. It's reputation has been built on the capabilities of delivering large flies to tough targets and providing backbone needed to tame aggressive species.
Revised for 2017 with several specie specific sizes. Equipped with saltwater grade components, a balanced feel and responsive performance the New Redington Predator is ready for a future of beast taming adventures.
The series also includes specialty models, with the 7’10”, 8-weight and dedicated pike and musky models with extended fighting butts for boatside figure-eights.
Laser-etched model references on the reel seat makes for quick rod identification. Aluminum oxide stripping guides with ceramic inserts and hard wire anodized snake guides offer durability and smooth line shooting. Alignment dots on each 4-piece section make rod setup easy, and epoxy coated section tips prevent sticking.
Thirteen models, ranging from 5-weight through 12-weight with varying lengths and fighting butt designs, come in a durable cordura rod tube with built-in rod dividers. All models will be available August 2016, and will come with a lifetime warranty.
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