RedingtonPredator Rod

Fight back.

The Predator Rod is Redington's ultimate choice for big flies, heavy lines, and aggressive-fighting fish. Its intuitive, fast action performs well in freshwater and saltwater, with components designed to stand up to the latter. The anodized, machined aluminum reel seat and anodized snake guides increase durability no matter what kind of water you’re in. The balance of the rod gives it a lightweight feel in your hand, while maintaining responsiveness. Redington showed their attention to detail by including alignment dots for easy setup and a Cordura rod tube with built in dividers to keep your rod safe.

  • Rod for casting large flies and heavy lines
  • Fast action handles well even in wind
  • Anodized components stand up to freshwater or saltwater
  • Machined aluminum reel seat and guides are durable
  • Balanced for a responsive feel
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

stellat

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Great rod for large flies and casting long distances without breakin the bank! You do need to let a bit of line out for it to flex properly, so longer casts are actually easier. It's excellent for fishing double articulate streamers and other large streamer flies

Fast action powerhouse!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This rod picks up those big flies and places them accurately quickly! This is an ideal streamer rod at a great price. Whether you are fishing it in a 6-8 weight for trout or bass or in a 9 plus for salt water species, this rod can handle it. The Predator's fast action will cast through the wind with ease or quickly present that fly to a moving target. If you're a fan of fast action rods, this one will not disappoint.

Best value rod out there.

    I picked this up in a 12 wt as a back up rod for a much more expensive salt water rod. Snapped the expensive rod on a pig of a tarpon and put the predator into service....Pleasantly surprised.

    I am definitely a sucker for "fast-action" rods and typically like a stiffer rod. The predator is not a plank, slower casting really loads this rod up and makes easy work of long double hauls once you get the timing down. I spent 4 days throwing huge streamers into the wind and this rod threw as much or more distance with a lot less effort.

    The drawbacks are:

    it doesn't inspire the confidence that some of the more expensive rods do when you are fighting big fish. It took significantly longer for me to land fish with this rod because I felt like I had to nurse it a little.

    I wish the cork were longer...the cork felt very short for a 12 wt...might have contributed to my nervousness while fighting fish, but I would have liked another 3-4 inches for both casting and fighting.

    Check the ferrules and reel seat often, they can loosen up.

    Bottom line....there are better rods but not better value.

    Great for bass, pike, musky

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I'm a big Redington fan. 90% of the performance of the big brands at 1/2 the price. I have a 10 and 12 in this rod and use them primarily to chase pike and musky. Good rod to handle large flies and sinking line.

    Excellent Big Fish Rod

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Great rod for casting big flies and heavy sinking lines. I fished this rod for tarpon and false albacore recently and found my guide raving about it. Great casting action with a slightly softer tip than the broomstick like traditional saltwater rods at 10 and 12 weights.

    Although described as a fast-action rod, the Predator takes a slightly slower casting cadence but it offers a much better fish fighting experience similar to the Orvis Helios 2 rods. I found this was a much easier rod to cast when chasing fish all day and needing to make potentially hundreds of casts.

    At half to a third of the price of other high end saltwater rods, Redington has a hit on their hands with a great big game rod that is just as good in performance and looks as the Sage, T&T, and Orvis rods in the same line weight.