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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-06-2017, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
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Redington Hydrogen 3113 line choices

On an impulse I just got the Redington Hydrogen Trout Spey 3113. The single foot guides really have me scratching my head but I'm thinking this will be a good compliment to my Dec Hogan 4119 when I want to swing soft hackles and small streamers. I know a few of you fine folks have and really like this rod and was hoping you can share your line setups. My stroke is pretty equal handed and really only throw skagit heads. As soon as we get a break in the weather I have an OPST 225 and a Rio Skagit Max Short 275 to try, and I'm betting a 270 Skagit scout head would work well too.
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While I haven't used this rod, I am considering it's purchase and have heard good things of Rio's single handed spey line in a 6wt.

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If I could have only one line for this rod it would be the OPST 225gr. Handles 12' of t8 if I need it and the short head allows for casting in places right up against the bank/trees.

Fun rod! I doubt you'll regret the impulse purchase.
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If I could have only one line for this rod it would be the OPST 225gr. Handles 12' of t8 if I need it and the short head allows for casting in places right up against the bank/trees.

Fun rod! I doubt you'll regret the impulse purchase.
Thanks Tom P. I don't envision throwing anything heavier than T7 FLO Tip with this rod and I know that on my SH 6wt that 225 will launch a T10 FLO Tip with 4ft of tippet and a #4 sculpin. I think most of the time I'll be using a Light MOW full intermediate which has me curious about the less aggressive Skagit Scout heads.
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I have no doubt the Scout head will work just fine.

What would be a nice option for a less aggressive setup would be a Rage head matched with say one of the 5' OPST tips. That would be a great combo.

Too bad they aren't offered in lighter sizes. I could buy an Airflo switch and chop off the running line but don't like the idea of paying $100 just for the head!
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Got a break in the weather over the weekend so took the 3113 down to the river with both heads. The 275 Skagit Max Short will certainly work, but nothing exciting and for my slower stroke I think the 300 gr would be a better fit. That being said, I've never been overly impressed with Rio's skagit heads. Next up was the OPST 225 which was all around better (more accurate and cleaner loops) when I wasn't blowing my anchor. For my stroke the 225 OPST is on the light end of the spectrum. I don't own a 250 gr but I do have a 275 gr, which I suspect is about the max that rod would throw. It is a shame they don't make the Rage smaller then 300 gr as i bet a 270gr would just sing on this rod.
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Have fished this rod some more and will say that the 300gr Skagit Scout is a pretty darn good fit with up to a T7 FLO Tip or a Light iMow 5 ft int/5ft T8. With heavier tips I think I will drop down to a 270 Skagit Scout or an OPST in the 225-250 gr range.
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Thanks for the update on line choices. I've been eying this rod up, so I'll be looking at options here shortly.
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I recently set up this rod for a small delicate woman and went for the #6 single handed spey from Rio. The line of thought being that it would lend itself to all sorts of casting situations. It certainly balances the rig nicely and seems to complement that nice needle like feel of the rod but still belts out there when instructed to do so. Its a fun combo and she just loves it. Wont allow her husband to touch it though which is somewhat controversial. I actually wouldn't mind one myself. Cheers.... Jimmy
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