Redington Rise Series Fly Reel

We’ve read the reviews across the web for the Redington Rise Series Fly Reel and summarize the results below:

Universal Ranking

PeakScore: 89 (out of 100)
User Rating: 4.6 stars 
Expert Rating: 4.1 stars

Number of Ratings Reviewed: 50

Pros & Cons

Reasons to buy:

User Reviews

  • Smooth reeling.
  • Very light, but can still handle big fish well.
  • Easy to use.
  • Very durable.

Expert Reviews

  • Very well built.
  • Lightweight.
  • Good for freshwater use.
  • The spool releases quickly.

Reasons NOT to buy:

User Reviews

  • The colors are off from the photos provided.
  • The spool mechanism is more fragile than the rest of the reel.

Expert Reviews

  • The drag is not fully sealed, which can lead to a bumpy release after some use.


The Redington Rise Series Fly Reel is a lightweight, well-constructed flywheel well-suited for freshwater. The reel has a smooth drag and is strong and durable, but the drag is not fully sealed, which means that it can get bumpy when there is too much debris in it. All in all, this is a reliable reel that offers a lightweight feel and smooth action for years.


Note: User and expert rankings were reviewed across the web, including here: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.