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The Full Monty Guide to Redington Two-Handed Rods
by George Cook & Ryan S. Petzold, 2011
CPX Series
CPX 12’6” Line Weight 6
The lightweight, summer run “small ball” tool of the group. Steelhead, Alaska Rainbows, Sea Run Dollies and beach work on Puget Sound.
  • Line Match: AFS 7/8, Skagit Flight 450, Steelhead Scandi 480 (31’)
  • M.O.W. Match: Light/T-8
  • Sink Tip: 15 foot 109 or 129 grain in type 3, 6 and 8
  • Reel Match: Redington Delta 9/10, Sage 4210
CPX 12’9” Line Weight 7
This folks, is the super sleeper Northwest rod with an eye towards summer and fall work.
  • Line Match: AFS 8/9, Skagit Flight 525, Steelhead Scandi 510
  • M.O.W. Match: Light/T-8, Medium/T-11
  • Sink Tip: 15 foot 129 or 150 grain in type 3, 6 and 8. T-11 in 10’, 12.5’ and 15’. T-14 in 10’ and 12.5’
  • Reel Match: Redington Delta 9/10, Sage 4210
CPX 13’ 8” Line Weight 8
Here’s the all purpose price point Spey rod for the Pacific Northwest. Steelhead, moderate Kings, Silvers, Chums and far out beach casts. Summer runs on the Deschutes, high hopes on the Hoh, this is your rod.
  • Line Match: AFS 8/9, Skagit Flight 600, PowerSpey 8/9, Steelhead Scandi 550
  • M.O.W. Match: Medium/T-11, Heavy/T-14
  • Sink Tip: 15 foot 150 grain in type 3, 6 and 8. T-14 in 10’, 12.5’ and 15’
  • Reel Match: Redington Delta 9/10, Sage 3810
CPX 13’ 9” Line Weight 9
A very specialized length for all King Salmon play along with Winter Run Steelhead. Big tips and flies with long casts.
  • Line Match: Skagit Flight 650, AFS 9/10, PowerSpey 9/10
  • M.O.W. Match: Heavy/T-14
  • Sink Tip: 15 foot 150 or 166 grain in type 3, 6 and 8. T-14 10’, 12.5’ and 15’. T-17 in 11’and 13’
  • Reel Match: Redington Delta 11/12 or Sage 3810, 4210
RS4 Series
RS4 13’3” Line Weight 7
The Teachers Pet for an all around Pacific Northwest spey rod. Summer/Winter covers ‘em all with all day effortless casting.
  • Line Match: Rio AFS 8/9, Rio Skagit Flight 550, Steelhead Scandi 550
  • M.O.W. Match: Medium/T-11
  • Sink Tip: 150 grain in type 3, 6 and 8. T-11 & T-14 in 10’, 12.5’
  • Reel Match: Redington Delta 9/10, Sage 3810, Sage 4210
RS4 14’ Line Weight 8
The magnum 8 weight to be sure. This .30-06 of inexpensive spey rods covers everything from big water Steelhead to Kings and will cast large outsized intruders with ease. 8 weight in name but plays like a 9.
  • Line Match: Rio AFS 9/10, Skagit Flight 625, Rio WindCutter 9/10/11, PowerSpey 9/10
  • M.O.W. Match: Medium/T-11 or Heavy/T-14
  • Sink Tip: 150 grain in type 3, 6 and 8. T-14 in 10’, 12.5’ & 15’, T-17 in 11’ & 13’
  • Reel Match: Redington Delta 11/12
14’9” Line Weight 9
Big Rod…Big Water…Big Casts…get your waders on and hold on!
  • Line Match: Rio AFS 10/11, Skagit Flight 675, Rio WindCutter 10/11/12
  • M.O.W. Match: Heavy/T-14
  • Sink Tip: 166 grain in type 3, 6 and 8. T-14 in 12.5’ and 15’, T-17 in 13’ & 15’
  • Reel Match: Redington Delta 11/12
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