I have been a big fan of Redington ever since I purchased my first 4 weight Redstart rod and reel combo from them. That was many years ago and I still regularly fish that same rod. I have found them hard to beat when it comes to fishability and their warranty is one of the best in the business. Here is some information that I received in a press release about their Wayfarer series of rods designed with the traveling fly fisher in mind.
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, WA – For some, summer (or winter) means time for travel and adventure. Anglers on the move don’t have to hop around the globe to appreciate a good travel rod though. Travel rods are just as useful for tucking under the seat of your car, or strapping onto a backpack for a backcountry trip, or slipping into a desk drawer. This year, Redington has redesigned their popular travel rod, the Wayfarer 5, into a six-piece option, the Wayfarer 6.
Broken down and stored in the included Wayfarer 6 rod tube, the total package measures just 22 to 24 inches long, depending on rod length. The Wayfarer 6 is a fast action performance rod and is available in line weights from #3 to #8, various lengths from 7’ to 9’6", and in two different handle options.
Though compact while in pieces, the presentation of the rod in its entirety is nothing short of eye-catching. Olive colored wraps against a dark brown blank perfectly compliment the wooden reel seat on the rods built with cigar-shaped handle option A. Handle option B, for line weights #7 and #8, uses the same fine cork but includes an integrated fighting butt for anglers
handling bigger fish or fishing in saltwater.
Anglers of all levels will appreciate the design of the Wayfarer 6 and Redington’s lifetime guarantee. And at a retail price of $239, it is sure to find a place in any angler’s arsenal.
Redington has been designing and producing quality, moderately priced tackle and accessories since 1993. A complete lineup of the company’s tackle, apparel and waders can be found at the Redington website (www.redington.com).