On or off the water, fly-fishing guide Katherine Grand wears Redington

DamselFly Fisher: Katherine Grand can’t get enough Redington gear

The most common complaint I get from people starting out fly fishing is the expense of getting all the gear they need to get started.  This often deters people from ever starting the sport, which is really unfortunate. Good fly-fishing gear often costs an arm and a leg, that is, if you are not a guide or an industry pro.

Katherine Grand is on the water whenever she can be. Photo by Eric Grand

If you buy cheap equipment, it often wears out quickly or there is no warranty if you break your rod. Even if you don’t break a cheap rod, you may outgrow it as your skills increase and end up spending more money in the long run.

The company that I have been the most impressed with thus far which addressed these issues is Redington. They make great-quality, affordable fly-fishing gear that you won’t outgrow. Best of all, Redington offers everything you need to get started, including waders, rods, reels, clothing and LOTS of awesome items made specifically for women!    Furthermore, all their rods and reels have a lifetime warranty! Redington really filled a niche of technical, durable fly-fishing  gear that’s affordable for all levels of fly fishers.

What? She went duck hunting in her fly-fishing waders? Now, that's a testament to Redington's toughness! photo by Eric Grand

No wonder she's smiling! A great 'bow and super waders that keep her dry and move with her. Photo by Eric Grand

I have owned two pairs of Redington’s women’s waders and boots, and every year they just seem to get better and more durable. Both pairs last just as long as my much more expensive waders and I have yet to put a hole in the pair I got last year, even though I have used them duck hunting (which is extremely hard on waders). The fit on their women’s waders is fantastic and I haven’t found better waders in that price point on the market yet. They have developed a super technical woman’s wader this year called the Women’s Sonic-Pro Wader that I am excited to try out … if I ever wear out my current pair.

As for apparel, Redington makes some great women’s apparel that performs wonderfully in the outdoors – no matter what you are up to. It is also attractive and fits great! I personally own three shirts and a great cap, and I am looking forward to purchasing some new items this year. I especially love their Fish and Fly Cap.

She loves the cap. Photo by Eric Grand

They have new items every year, and many items that aren’t just classic fly-fishing styles. They also have great men’s apparel too and lots of fun accessories. Regardless of your budget, you can get set up head-to-toe with great gear from Redington.



  • About Katherine Grand

    Katherine Grand pens "DamselFly Fisher" and works as Pro-Staff and Dealer Relations Coordinator at Prois Hunting and Field Apparel in Gunnison, Colo. She also guides in fly-fishing waters near Gunnison.


The Conversation

  • Scott Simmons says: April 30, 2012 at 11:43 am

    Barbara…I live in Alaska. I frequently fish the parks highway streams, I fish multiple streams on the Keni Peninsula every year. I think I’m gonna float the upper Keni river this week. I’m flying down to the Alaska Peninsula next week to guide a couple of bear hunts, and I’ll fish a bunch of streams and rivers, most of which have no names.

  • Katherine Grand says: April 30, 2012 at 11:34 am

    LOL @ Scott. Nice try 🙂

  • Scott Simmons says: April 30, 2012 at 11:19 am

    Fly fishing is way too expensive, you wouldn’t like it anyway…..now get out of my way, and quit scaring the trout.

  • Gretchen Steele says: April 27, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    Thanks for the great advice Katherine- I’m VERY new to this flyfishing stuff..and just as you noted – the price of gear scared me! I trust your valuable opinion on things like this – so I’ll be checking out the Redington line !