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Got a helllllllll of a deal through REI (and thanks to 'someone' for the post putting me on to the website!!!!:D ) but would like to get an extra spool. Interesting 'surfing the net,' lots available, but for the same price/more than I paid for the full reel.

Any leads you're aware of out there?
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Fred
 

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John, that thought had crossed my mind, but

the nice lady at REI told me when I ordered the reel it was the last one in stock, and no spools for this sized reel. Had them for the 'regular abor' reel in 13/14, but those I've got. And, as would be no surprise, they're not interchangeable.

The hunt continues.
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Fred, did you find the 13/14 spool on the REI websight? Didn't see any for this size Reddington? Thanks, Ed
 

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Roger your post Ed; looks like

REI is trying to clean out their stock and be done with Redington.
Sigh.:rolleyes:

Given what I understand on the sale/resale of the product line I can understand the 'why' of it. Great reels, hopefully they will be back among 'the living.'
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A Better Understanding

I am in no way 'bashing' the product as Redington has produced some great quality products for the dollar but as being someone who used to do business with them...it is Hell.

I have never came across a company that had such difficulty shipping product in a timely manner and/or shipping the correct product.

We have all seen Redington's initial popularity fall and that has nothing to do with the product but the fact that many retailers got very fed up with trying to do business with them.
 

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Ryan,
So far, I've been using my 13/14 for two seasons without any problems. However, now I would like to find additional spools for this reel and can't. I've been seriously looking at a Ross Canyon Big Game and might put the Reddington up onto eBay.
p.s. Fortson Hole is one of my favorite spots.
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The reels I have seen few (some) but few problems with. I was just noting a probaly reason why so many retailers are limiting how much of the Redington line they choose to carry.

Fortson hole, eh??? Oh man....now you are talking!!! :) :) June 1st is just around the corner (usually I would be up there right now as the first push of Skamania fish shows up by the 3rd week of May but do to the closures, I do not have that option).

It is amazing how that hole is changed in the half dozen or so years I have been fishing...not for the better I must add. I miss it when the point all the way through the tailout fished well but that has all filled in considerably, lost all flow and fish holding capabilities. Now the creek mouth fishes much better then any section of the hole. Alas, it is difficult to fish and I just dont enjoy the water up there that the tailout offered a few years ago.

I saw an old old video about steelheading in Washington. They showed Fortson the dead of winter about 30 years ago...my my my, how that hole has changed in 30 years. It sure as Hell did not look like the Fortson I have grown to love.

Let us both pray, that a flood will scour the tailout to the point that fish will once again hold in there by the dozens. :)
 

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I Forgot!

I wsa going to pimp the Canyon but got all caught up in talking about Fortson.

In my opinion, the Canyon is the best large arbor reel on the market for the money. I do not know how many I have sold over the past year and half or so and EVERYONE has loved theirs. The Canyon has an incredibly low startup...unmatched in my opinion.

Personally, I fish Lightspeeds for my single-handed steelie fishing (and some inexpensive Hardy's for my two-handed rod fishing) but for that size you would be better off stepping up to the ULA which is more money and in my opinion, too light to properly balance alot of the heavy two-handers that alot of us are fishing.

For a Spey reel, go with the Canyon. I guarentee you will not be disapointed and if somewhere down the road you have problems (a snowball's chance in Hell), Ross' customer service is second to none!!! :)
 

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Ryan,
I just got a reply to an email sent to Redington. They informed me that the AL/AS line has been discontinued. But parts and replacement spools will be available in about 3 weeks. I heard something along those lines from the Redington rep at the Speyclave a couple of weeks ago. I also found a NIB Redington (old auction) 13/14 that went for $127.50! I will probably watch eBay for a Canyon #6. I've been fishing a Ross G-2 on my trout rod (#6) and a Marryat 7.5 on my #4 & #5. I've heard a lot of bad reports on the Marryats, but I have no complaints. I've also a 8.5 that I use on my #7 & #8 wts. When I do go for a new reel, it will probably be a Ross.
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Ed
 
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