Originally Posted by glacierjohn
I just spoke with Ian at Scott, he believes the new Scott Radian is designed just for guys like us. The guy at my local shop raved about the demo Radian the Scott Rep brought in a month ago. I'll also have to check out that VXP if I can find one.
This is the first I've heard of the Scott Radian, but it sounds very interesting. Always been a Scott fan, but they have needed a high end rod that fits between the G2 and S4 for quite some time now. Wish there was a Scott dealer still nearby (less then a 6 hr drive). I have spoken with Ian before, he's a pretty sharp guy and know's the rods very well. Sounds like the Radian will only be sold at "preferred" dealers until supply catches up with demand (estimates are 2-3 months).
I would strongly suggest adding the St. Croix Legend Elite to your short list. Great company with great customer service.