These new rods are a departure for Redington, which got its start in the fly-rod business. The series has eight spinning and four casting models, with constructions ranging from one-piece to three-piece travel rods. Our test rod was a three-piece 7-footer (a traditional inshore length now popular for fresh water) that handles baits from 3/8- to 3/4-ounce (it could handle heavier) and up to 17-pound-test line. Multipiece rods are never cheap, but Redington seems to have gotten things right with this one: It both handles and casts extremely well.