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Old 11-22-2012, 07:18 PM
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Default 8 weight question

I'm looking for a moderately priced 8 weight to fish around Sarasota and Anna Maria Island on Florida's west coast in March. I'm considering the A4 from Scott; I enjoy my 4 weight A4 enormously- love that smooth Scott action! But the 8 weight may be a very different animal. Anyone have experience with this rod? Opinions appreciated.Thanks in advance..... Mel
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Albright is having a year end clearance on their XXT for $149.99

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I'd get a TFO BVK, costs less and casts better IMO.
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I'd get a TFO BVK, costs less and casts better IMO.
Have you fished both of these rods? They are rods of different intent really; the BVK which is lighter in weight might be the better fasts wading rod for redfish in that area while the XXT is the superior boat fishing rod with its larger diameter, thicker, stronger walls and geater reserve of low end power. They both share a penchant for prefering a line a 1/2 size heavier than rated. Both are made in Korea. I have not fished the Scott A4 in a #8 but Scott makes fine rods in Colorado, I like their more expensive S4s a lot. You might also check out Rise Fishing's Level Series. I fish their #7 and it is a very nice rod as is Rajeff Sports ECHO3 which I have fished in a 9-weight.

Silver Creek, Is there much difference getween the Borger/Targus rod and the also gone EXS?
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I was refering to the A4, cast a 9wt and didn't care too much for it but it wasn't a bad rod. I just think my BVK rods are easier to cast and lighter which make for a better day fishing to me. I've also fished S4s rods alot as well as the S3s and A3 rods so not just trying to put Scott down, they make fine rods.
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Another rod that you might think about is the Orvis Access 8wt. Those are a dream to cast and fish! Another rod that I'm currently waiting to get in from the mail is the Flying Pig Liquid series 8wt. According to Diver Dan, these are rocket launchers!
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Default Re: 8 weight question

I saw your post and guess I need to reply since I have both of the Scott A4 rods that you mentioned. My order was reversed however with acquiring the 8wt first and then the 4 wt. It is my opinion that the action is very similar. I get the same feeling when I cast either one of the rods so it was an easy transition. The one thing that I really like about both of these rods is how you feel the rod load on the backcast.
Take it for what it's worth from just a weekend angler.
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Default Re: 8 weight question

Thanks so much for your input. Think I'll give one a try.... Mel
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One of the better 8s for me is the Winston Boron II-Mx. If you hurry you might find one on closeout at a great deal.
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One of the better 8s for me is the Winston Boron II-Mx. If you hurry you might find one on closeout at a great deal.
madison river fly company has them on closeout at a pretty decent deal.
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