Redington Claymore Switch Rods

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Redington Claymore Switch Rods


We love the Redington Claymore switch rods for everything from steelhead to coho & kings salmon. At 11′ 6″ in length and offered in a 7 or 8 weight, the Claymore will handle bruising salmon or steelhead. Equally adept at bombing long overhead casts or finessing switch casts in tight quarters, this rod will be your new favorite.

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From Us:

Note that switch rod sizes do not correspond to single hand rod sizes. The general rule of thumb, in terms of determining how big a switch rod will feel, is to add 1 1/2 to 2 sizes to a single hand rod. So a 7 weight switch rod will perform like a 9 foot rod in the 8 1/2 to 9 weight size. (We know they don’t make an “8 1/2 weight rod” but think of it as a very stout 8 weight.)

The 7116-4 is the all-around big trout, silvers and steelhead rod in Alaska. The 8116-4 will handle enormous coho, kings in the 20lb range and the largest of steelhead.

From Redington:

Whether you’re in the pursuit of wild steelhead or just enjoy swinging soft hackles on your local trout stream, the CLAYMORE Two-Handed Rod was designed to handle the needs of any battlefield. This fast action rod family is built using a smooth yet powerful blank, making for intuitive touch-and-go style casts when fishing classic style patterns early season as well as turning over the heaviest of sink tips during the colder months of winter. Offered in everything from a lightweight 2wt Trout Spey to 13 ½ foot 8wt Spey, the CLAYMORE rod family will cover any run you might find yourself in. With features that include a down locking reel seat for improved balanced and Polymer Pinch Grips for increased line control, the CLAYMORE makes casting a two-hander more enjoyable and less like you’re swinging a medieval weapon around. So go ahead, grab on with two hands and enjoy a day swinging your favorite run.

Brad Elfers has been a fly fishing & river guide in Alaska since 1993.He opened Alaska Fly Fishing Goods in 1998.
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