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The New Redington Trout Field Kit gets a huge thumbs up from the ReelFlyRod crew!

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Gear Reviews, New Gear for 2021


The newest combo kit from Redington, the Field Kit looks like it will become one of the best beginner to intermediate combos on the market. In our review we will take a look at each piece of the combo and bread down why the new Redington Field Kits are one of the best combos for most all fly fishing scenarios. Read more below to see how the Trout Field Kit is one of the best values for beginner to intermediate-level fly fishers. 

Rod
The Redington Field Kit -Trout combo is built on a matte olive green blank with a medium-fast action. The Trout Field Kit features a half-wells cork grip and a smart wooden reel seat insert. To keep your reel in place, the Field Kit comes with an anodized aluminum up-locking reel seat to protect your investment. With dark green guide wraps and yellow alignment dots on a matte olive blank, this is one of the smartest-looking rod combos available. 

Reel

One of our favorite pieces of the Field Kit is the Redington Run Reel. The 5/6 Run on the Trout Combo is one of the best value reels available today. This die cast reel is extremely lightweight, features a quick retrieval large arbor, and has one of the most capable carbon drag systems on the market. 

Fly Line

Paired up with a RIO Gold 5-weight floating Trout Line, this is the shops go-to for five weight trout lines. This line features a heavy front taper that will deliver picture perfect presentation on almost all trout flies. The RIO Elite Gold is part of the SlickCast family of fly lines, which promises to be the most durable lines on the market. You can read about our thoughts on RIO's lines with SlickCast Technology here. All Trout Field Kits also include a Trout PowerFlex Plus 5x Leader with a loop to loop connection so that your combos is ready to fished the moment you receive it. 

Rod & Reel Case

The first thing that you will see when you are picking up your Redington Field Kit will be the olive green rod and reel case. This cordura rod and reel case will keep your new purchase safe. Both the Rod and the Case are adorned with a classic military-style stencil typeface. 

Warranty

Each Field Kit also includes a Lifetime Warranty from Redington so in the case that you do damage or break your rod, Redington will get you back on the water.

Other Field Kit Models

The Redington Field Kit is available in five combos: Trout, Bass, Salmon, Coastal Coldwater, and Tropical Saltwater. The Trout, Bass, and Salmon come in at 5 weight, 7 weight, and 8 weight, respectively. Each Freshwater combos is paired with the Redington Run reel. The Coastal Coldwater and Tropical Saltwater Field Kits come in a 9 weight and an 8 weight, respectively. Both saltwater combos come spooled up with a Redington Behemoth reel, ready to put the stop on any saltwater predator. You can browse our selection of Redington Field Kits here, no matter your fishing scenario ReelFlyRod and Redington have a combo for you. If you are just starting out on the water, then you can also have the option of including flies in your order when you buy your Redington Field Kit at ReelFlyRod. 


Final Thoughts
The Redington Field Kit is ready for all beginner to intermediate anglers straight out of the box. With everything you need to get started in fly fly fishing, the Trout Field Kit will be ready to give you all and them some. The ReelFlyRod crew was impressed with the ability of the Field Kit. While we have always been fans of RIO's Gold lines and Redington's Run reel, the biggest question mark of the package was of course the rod. We can confidently say that the rod made a huge impression on us, the Field Kit feels like a big step up in the quality of beginner- to intermediate-level outfits. With the rod, reel, and line in the Field Kit, we believe that this outfit is greater than the sum of it's pieces.