On The Fly Gear
The Run Reel Series
Your dry fly suddenly disappears in swirl and you raise the rod. Instead of a smaller rainbow trout taking to the air, the line begins to cut through the water and the reel squeals as a fish tears off downstream. The fish is headed for a shoal area where its broad shoulders and the power of running water promise to end the fight quickly. You have little choice but to apply some pressure and turn the fish. But can your reel stand the test?
Admittedly, it’s not a scenario that you have to deal with too often, but when it does arise, you need to be ready. We’re talking about when that Brownzilla trout takes your offering. For most of us, our trout stream reel is not designed to battle a such a brute.
The new Redington Run reels now provides an option that can handle your general fishing needs, along with the backbone to beat that monster trout. Light enough to use all day, it doesn’t sacrifice performance in the process. Featuring a large arbor, it also has a unique porting design to get that lightweight feel. Additionally, you have plenty of stopping power from the compact carbon fiber drag system to turn the head of the strongest fish.
A push-button spool release, recessed drag knob and rounded reel foot are three more features of the Run series of reels. The molded, soft-touch ergonomic handle is easily converted from left- to right-hand retrieve. Billed as an unmachinable design, the Run reels are made of durable die-cast aluminum.
The Run series comes in three sizes: 4/5, 5/6 land 7/8 sizes. These reels have diameters of 3.2, 3.6 and 4 inches respectable. With regard to weight, the push the scales only to 4.4, 4.8 and 5.8 ounces each. For backing with 20-pound-test line, the amount held is 75, 100 and 200 yards.
A nylon reel case is included, as is a lifetime warranty.
The Run Reels are also rather easy on the wallet. The MSRP for all three is $109.99.