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I'm looking to purchase one of two used spey rods. One is a redington Redfly 14ft 9wt, the other is a redington RS3 14'9 9wt. Does any one know the difference in casting characteristics between these two rods?
 

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I'm looking to purchase one of two used spey rods. One is a redington Redfly 14ft 9wt, the other is a redington RS3 14'9 9wt. Does any one know the difference in casting characteristics between these two rods?
Where are you going to fish and what are you fishing for?

Those are big rods........ You only have 2 posts so guessing you are new to spey casting? If so DO NOT make the same mistake that many new to the game make and buy to much and to big of a rod. Rods like that come up and are a good deal because someone gets frustrated and quits or the realize what they have and get something lighter and more user friendly. Those would be like chucking a 12 weight single handed rod. I had a 14' RS3 8wt and it liked a 650 Skagit, might try slightly lighter. It was fine nothing special. For steelhead I much prefer something in the mid 500 gr range. I do have a 14' rod but use it for the Clearwater. I fished the Sandy with it and it was way to long and was wishing for a smaller rod all day.
 

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Thanks for the feedback. Actually I'm not new to spey casting. I do 90% of my fishing with a 12.6' 6wt. Began spey casting with a sage 14' 9140 sage and SA XLT. I can get a good deal on the redington and am looking for a rod that can lift and throw 15-20' of T16 and a heavy fly with out having to roll the tip to the surface. I'll be using a 650grn airflo Skagit.
 
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