The North American Fly Fishing Forum
Go Back   The North American Fly Fishing Forum > Tackle Talk > Fly Reels

Fly Reels Post any comments or questions regarding fly reels...


Like Tree4Likes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 09-25-2013, 01:46 PM
kuch's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 49
kuch is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Pairing for Scott Radian 5wt

Quote:
Originally Posted by glacierjohn View Post
Please add your thoughts on the Radian to the Radian thread in the Rod's section. I totally get what you are saying about 4 weight fast action rods. My favorite around rod is my four weight Scott G904/4, and I have another slower action three weight Winston WT. Slow-medium action and light line sizes seem to go well together.

Did you compare the Radian to ant other rods?

Thanks,

John
As for others rods to compare, in the last few years I have owned and fished these fast action rods. Winston B3X, Sage One and Scott S4. In my opinion it fishes closest to the B3X in terms of feel but with more power if that makes sense. I never fished a Sage One that I liked at all. The S4 had no feel but lots of power. The Radian encompasses a lot in terms of casting feel and power in my opinion. The 5 and 6 line Radians really shine.
fireroad likes this.
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 09-26-2013, 01:49 AM
fireroad's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: McCall, ID
Posts: 229
fireroad is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Pairing for Scott Radian 5wt

Quote:
Originally Posted by kuch View Post
Neither. I spent my hard earned dollars on 3 new Radians. Without an intensive review, the limited material that is our there is pretty accurate about the Radian. I think the 5 and 6 weights are simply the best fast action rods in those line weights that I have ever fished.
Congrats on your truly awesome purchase(s) ! I hope I did not offend by insinuating you had an "in" with Scott. I'm just jealous in that even if i could afford all three rods, i could not pull off that purchase and avoid divorce papers

Quote:
Originally Posted by kuch View Post
As for others rods to compare, in the last few years I have owned and fished these fast action rods. Winston B3X, Sage One and Scott S4. In my opinion it fishes closest to the B3X in terms of feel but with more power if that makes sense. I never fished a Sage One that I liked at all. The S4 had no feel but lots of power. The Radian encompasses a lot in terms of casting feel and power in my opinion. The 5 and 6 line Radians really shine.
I have some questions and comments, bbut will bring them up in the Radian rod thread as to not derail this thread any farther. Your additional input would be greatly appreciated!

OP - Another reel you may consider is the Ross Vexsis. they have been recently discontinued and are going at pretty good discounts. They are way over-engineered for a 5wt reel, but the physical weight is much better then the Ross F1. I am considering one for a future Radian 6wt purchase.

Review: Ross Vexsis Fly Reel | MidCurrent

I recently saw pics of the new darker finish Lamson Litespeed on a S4 an it looked pretty sweet.[COLOR="Silver"]
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 09-27-2013, 10:11 AM
kuch's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 49
kuch is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Pairing for Scott Radian 5wt

I'll try to get some comments up in the other thread about the Radian.

Regarding my reel suggestions, the Abel models I noted as well as the Hatch really balance the rods perfectly.
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 10-30-2013, 07:41 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 1
smoothoz is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Pairing for Scott Radian 5wt

I'm using a Lamson Lightespeed 1.5 on the 9 4wt Radian.

Seems to balance perfectly. You dont actually feel that the reels there and yet it sits rather nicely. Spooled up with Rio Gold hits the spot just right.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Scott Radian onthehunt Fly Rods 30 12-12-2013 10:50 AM
Z-Axis versus One versus Scott Radian... glacierjohn Fly Rods 12 11-17-2013 09:56 AM
Line for Scott Radian trout champ Fly Lines 3 10-25-2013 10:10 PM













All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:59 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
2005-2014 The North American Fly Fishing Forum. All rights reserved.