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Post by t.z. » Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:24 pm

It´s winter ... cabin fever kicking in. Just trying to learn more about Scott rods. Anybody here fish them?
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Post by grunde » Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:13 am

The (new) G8’8”#4 is very nice! If my cubboard was not already full of fantastic rods I’d definitely get that one...
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Post by Paul Arden » Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:31 am

When I worked for Guide Flyfishing in the UK I really wanted a high end rod to go with the Redington rods. We picked up the Scott dealership and the model I liked back then was the STS series. The Alpha was a very good rod too but quite different. Excellent design and workmanship. In my circles I don’t think I’ve cast anything more recent.

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Post by Merlin » Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:23 am

Hi TZ

What kind of Scott rod are you looking for?

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Post by Boisker » Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:52 pm

I do most of my fishing with Scott rods... 9’4w radian and a 8’4” 4w GS... I obviously like Scott rods :D
Not sure what to say about them though.... the radian is relatively fast, tip action, stiff butt, the GS is more of a medium / flexing action. Fit and finish I think is right up there, unsanded blanks...
nice rods :D

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Post by jarmo » Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:12 pm

First, the couple of times I have been in email contact with Scott, I have had excellent service. I like their attitude: quick responses, sound advice, even putting me in touch with a rod designer when necessary. If you have any specific questions about their rods, I recommend you drop them a line.

As for the rods, I used to own a 9’ 6wt Alpha I didn’t like that much. I have fished a lot with a 15’ 9wt T2H I see absolutely no need to replace with anything else.

This year I bought the new G 9’ 6wt, which is at the heavy end of the series. I cast with it practically every day this summer. I seem to enjoy “slower” rods (waterhose type?), both when casting and landing fish. For example, I owned a Sage XP for a while, but greatly preferred a Winston WT. The G has been a good fit for my taste.

Being skeptical about my capability to honestly assess my purchase, in the autumn I took the G and another current 9’ 6wt model out for head to head testing. Compared with the other rod - which costs 50% of the price of G - the G felt smooth. It wasn’t a blind test, so maybe I was deceiving myself, but at least it left me happy with the investment.

I am currently considering getting a 9’ 7wt for saltwater fishing (and MCI training), and will try to test cast the Meridian and the Radian during the winter. I already got some good advice from Scott customer service for making this choice.

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Post by Merlin » Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:21 am

Hi Jarno

It is a good advice to get in touch directly with Scott. I started like that 37 years ago when I bought my first G rod. Today I have a dozen of Scott (crazy isn’it?) in glass and graphite, from 7’ to 10’ and my day to day one is a Radian 905. I own a Meridian 908 which is the equivalent saltwater counterpart. I have not yet decided about a new GS, the one I tested (844) felt slow to me, I was expecting something that would fit the memory I have of my G854 before the tip was broken. Even with a new tip the magic has gone. Next time I shall try the GS 884 or 885. If one suits my taste, that will likely be the last one (before the next).

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Post by Thomas » Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:00 am

Hi Thomas,

Rods of high quality for sure. But I have not (yet) found a Scott rod that I have fallen in love with. When the Radian came out and everybody raved about it, I tried the six weight as a possible replacement for my 2-piece Sage XP 691, but I simply dont like it that much. A very soft tip with a fast transition to a much stiffer mid- and butt section. My old XP is smoother I think.
The Meridian is another rod I dont get along with that well. Its very light and stiff. But its too stiff in the butt for my liking. (My favourite saltwater rod is the T&T Vector #8). But I have friends who love these rods so you might love them as well. :)

I am very curious about the new G-series. I love a good slow/medium action trout rod for casting and fishing (under the right circumstances) but I have not tried it yet.

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Thomas

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Post by Boisker » Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:03 am

It’s funny Thomas.. I have a 6 and 4 weight radian... the 6w is one of the favourites of the range, but I prefer the 4w; the 6w definitely has a softer tip. I’m not sure how much my preference for the 4w is related to me fishing 4w’s 90% of the time, but the 4w definitely feels faster.

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Post by guest » Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:44 am

I can’t remember if I cast your #4 rod Matt, I must have. Bring it along when we go on the Avon and we can switch between your rod and my ZXL to see the difference.

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