June 6, 2013 (Bainbridge Island, Wash.) – Redington, a leading manufacturer of performance fly rods, unveils a new blank and a grip technology in its premium fly rod family. The new Vapen and Vapen Red are designed to deliver effortless power and supreme strength in a lightweight package. Both fly rods offer the new X-Wrap Technology and the Vapen Red has an exclusive PowerGrip handle, helping any angler cast with more authority.
“X-Wrap Blank Technology effortlessly transforms angler input into powerful casts. When we combined this new technology with PowerGrip, we couldn’t believe the change in power. With every angler who tested the rod, loop geometry got tighter and casts went further,” notes Redington General Manager, David Visnack. "The word Vapen means weapon, Visnack continues, we quickly realized you don’t cast this rod, you fire it, so Vapen is a perfect name for this weapon! It is the perfect addition to an angler's arsenal."
Redington’s new X-Wrap construction method involves wrapping one layer of super-high density carbon ribbon inside the blank and another counter-wrapped on the exterior surface. X-Wrap construction provides surprising power with little effort. The technology is so distinct you will actually see the difference in the blank. Anglers have the option of combining X-Wrap technology with the entirely new PowerGrip or a traditional cork handle, thus having an abundance of options within Redington’s new premium fly rod family.
To create the Vapen Red’s custom unique grip, Redington collaborated with renowned golf club grip company, Winn Grips. Together they developed an advanced polymer grip that won’t slip when wet, feels soft in the hand and reduces fatigue. It also cleans easily, doesn’t chip and helps amplify casting power.
Cork versions of the Vapen series are also available and come with Portuguese premium grade cork for the more traditional angler.
Combining X-Wrap with high-end features such as a carbon fiber reel seat and custom anodized reel seat highlights, the fast-action Vapen series easily outperforms rods more than twice the price. Alignment dots make setup quick and easy, while a high quality black suede bag provides protection when in transport. Backed by a lifetime warranty, the Vapen and Vapen Red fly rods will be available in August 2013 in a range of weights from three through twelve for a retail price of $299.95 and $349.99, respectively.
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