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Checked out some fly rod setups for steelhead and the salesperson recommended the Scott rods as they are on sale. I had it in my mind I was getting a SAGE Launch but he says these are better but I have never heard of them (typically the rods I have read about are SAGE, LOOP, TFO, St Croix).

The setup I looked at was an 8 weight 9'6" 4 piece on sale for $250.00 from $350.00. It would be about the same price as a SAGE Launch but apparently it blows the Launch away and is comparable to the Sage Fli series.

Looking to see if anyone has tried these rods and would recommend them as far as quality, workmanship and satisfaction.

The rest of the setup would be an orvis reel $150.00 (not sure of model) and RIO Versi Tip line system so I dont have to buy multiple lines and spools.

The whole setup looks to run $550.00. Yikes!
 

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Although I haven't fished a Scott rod, I know they are a very well respected, higher end rod. Depending on model, they are priced from $195 to $2600 (for a bamboo). The majority of their models are in the $600-$700 range.
 

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Thanks Prof. I just bought it this morning after a little research on the net showed it should be a quality rod. I had just never heard of them before.

Now I have to find a place to use it. I will be over on the mainland this weekend to fish for sturgeon on Sunday with my dad which I have never done before so that should be fun. Hopefully I can get out friday or sunday and try casting my new rod on the fraser or local tribs for something. The 8 weight may be a bit much for pinks but I will try it anyways as I have never fished for them before (in rivers). Maybe some cohos are around?

Not sure of spots except for ones I have read about on this site ie. Peg Leg, Duncan Bar. I might make a new post and ask for spots and directions if it looks like I will be around.
 

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Scott builds great rods. They haven't spent anywhere near the money that companies like Sage and GLoomis have on marketing, but there is no doubt that Scott is considered a top notch product in flyfishing circles. Rods like the old Scott G Powrply series have a cult following, and it is difficult to find these rods on the market. I personally fish RL Winston rods, but I certainly wouldn't mind adding a couple of Scott rods to the arsenal if I ever find a bunch of money that I don't know what to do with. ;D
 

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I fish a lot of sage rods but this past spring I did a little research and bought a G2 which I love. I also have a 10 wt made by scott and I love it. Good quality rods that have a wide range of prices.
 

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The lower line scott rods are nice like others have said, I think it's only once you get up to the higher end that you really see the difference in the rods, but even then it's all personal preference. The G2 rods are awsome though. ;D
 

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eimaj said:
The lower line scott rods are nice like others have said, I think it's only once you get up to the higher end that you really see the difference in the rods, but even then it's all personal preference. The G2 rods are awsome though. ;D
coming from a guy with 20,000 loops. :thumbup:
 

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I would elect my 5wt. G2 for prime minister.

I had a good laugh out loud at that one troutchaser. I know how you feel.

"Old Faithful" is a 6 weight Scientific Anglers that has caught me some beauty Kamloops Trout, Thompson Rainbows, Queen Charlotte Cutthroat and Dollies, Pine River Dollies, Elk River Cutties, Oldman Cutties, Bow River Browns, Crowsnest Rainbows.....and a ton of Pinks (and the odd coho) off the beach in the Charlottes. The cork is now more "Tapey" and she is all scratched up after many miles of bushwacking. I have a couple of fancier rods (St Croix and Loomis) but none that have ever caught as many fish.

I think my wife knows who I would choose.
 

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Try the Scott X2S - Fantastic rod.

The G3 - brilliant fresh water rod, comparable with anything from Sage or Winston.

All the best
Mike
 
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