The North American Fly Fishing Forum


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

Fly Rods Post any comments or questions regarding fly rods...

Like Tree6Likes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 07-31-2013, 05:47 PM
trout champ's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Fountain, CO
Posts: 354
trout champ will become famous soon enough
Default Re: New Scott Rod?

Test cast today and was freakin amazing. Lighter than my 590 Z-Axis, but felt similar. Fast and when the guys in the shop tugged on her like a fish she felt alive. Good thing there are 3 paydays in August! Will definitely be picking one up after I get someone to rent me one to see how she truly fishes!

Randy
__________________
“Fishing for me, as funny as it sounds, is sorta my brand of praying almost. I’m never closer to my spirituality than when I’m in the act of fishing.” - JT Van Zandt
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 07-31-2013, 07:55 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 150
dpreller is on a distinguished road
Default Re: New Scott Rod?

DAM YOU SCOTT! just when i thought i may save some money!
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 08-01-2013, 09:08 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Bigfork, MT
Posts: 341
glacierjohn will become famous soon enoughglacierjohn will become famous soon enough
Default Re: New Scott Rod?

Quote:
Originally Posted by trout champ View Post
Test cast today and was freakin amazing. Lighter than my 590 Z-Axis, but felt similar. Fast and when the guys in the shop tugged on her like a fish she felt alive. Good thing there are 3 paydays in August! Will definitely be picking one up after I get someone to rent me one to see how she truly fishes!

Randy
Like you I also got to test cast a Radian yesterday and I also have a 590 Z-Axis. Unfortunately this shop only has the busy street in front of the shop as a place to test rods, so I was limited in distance and there were lots of distractions, cars going by and an overhead power line, kind of crazy really. If I plan ahead when they are not short handed we can take to rod to a park a couple of blocks away.

Anyway my first impression doing the inside the shop wiggle test is that it is much stiffer than my two Scott G-Series rods, very similar to my Z-Axis. It feels lighter in the hand, though the rod doesn't have it's weight written on it like most. It was hard to tell "feel" from the little casting I did, 25'-45', but it was effortless, the line just zipped right out there, and accurate, I was able to hit little leaves and other spots I aimed at without difficulty. I didn't think of having somebody tug on the line like a fish.

I really like the new guides, reel seat and full wells grip, not that keen on the color of rod or wraps, and though I always loved the unsanded blank, deep graphite grey and bronze-burgundy wraps on the classic G-Series, unsanded on this rod looks cheap compared to a Sage or Winston. All that said I still want one, I just have to decide whether to sell my slightly used (three times) 590 Z-Axis and get a 5 weight Radian, or keep the Z-Axis and get a six weight Radian.

John
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 08-01-2013, 02:10 PM
biggie_robs's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Jamaica Plain, MA, USA
Posts: 516
biggie_robs is just really nicebiggie_robs is just really nicebiggie_robs is just really nicebiggie_robs is just really nice
Default Re: New Scott Rod?

Quote:
Originally Posted by glacierjohn View Post

I really like the new guides, reel seat and full wells grip, not that keen on the color of rod or wraps, and though I always loved the unsanded blank, deep graphite grey and bronze-burgundy wraps on the classic G-Series, unsanded on this rod looks cheap compared to a Sage or Winston. All that said I still want one, I just have to decide whether to sell my slightly used (three times) 590 Z-Axis and get a 5 weight Radian, or keep the Z-Axis and get a six weight Radian.

John
Well, I'm sure you'll have no trouble selling your Z, if you should decide to part with it.
__________________
Cheers,
--Rob
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old 08-01-2013, 03:31 PM
fly_guy12955's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: southwest , Virginia
Posts: 1,913
fly_guy12955 is a splendid one to beholdfly_guy12955 is a splendid one to beholdfly_guy12955 is a splendid one to beholdfly_guy12955 is a splendid one to beholdfly_guy12955 is a splendid one to beholdfly_guy12955 is a splendid one to beholdfly_guy12955 is a splendid one to beholdfly_guy12955 is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: New Scott Rod?

I'm having a hard time picturing an ugly Scott rod.
__________________
I find my meal by finding my meal's meal.
Reply With Quote
  #16 (permalink)  
Old 08-01-2013, 03:58 PM
sweetandsalt's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: -
Posts: 2,943
sweetandsalt has a brilliant futuresweetandsalt has a brilliant futuresweetandsalt has a brilliant futuresweetandsalt has a brilliant futuresweetandsalt has a brilliant futuresweetandsalt has a brilliant futuresweetandsalt has a brilliant futuresweetandsalt has a brilliant futuresweetandsalt has a brilliant futuresweetandsalt has a brilliant futuresweetandsalt has a brilliant future
Default Re: New Scott Rod?

Click the image to open in full size.

This image is from Scott's web site. I have neither cast nor seen this rod in person but it looks plenty attractive in this image. Scott is not a flashy rod maker. Every aspect of their "look" is formed functionally. They make extra but invisible efforts to build a helically scrimed blank that is tough and true tracking and use the finest guides and components they can acquire or design. Their President/rod designer traces his time with the company back to its roots and original owner, Harry Wilson, a seminal figure in the history of the graphite fly rod. Again, I am eager to get my hands on one of these Radians.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #17 (permalink)  
Old 08-01-2013, 04:14 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Bigfork, MT
Posts: 341
glacierjohn will become famous soon enoughglacierjohn will become famous soon enough
Default Re: New Scott Rod?

Quote:
Originally Posted by fly_guy12955 View Post
I'm having a hard time picturing an ugly Scott rod.
It's far from ugly, I just prefer the looks of my two old style Powr-plys. I know they had to go with a different color thread. Not going to keep me from buying one. For some reason the unsanded blank seems perfect on the original G-series, but I also like the dark, deep like the bottom of a deep pool, green on a Winston WT. To me that is the most beautiful rod ever made.
Reply With Quote
  #18 (permalink)  
Old 08-02-2013, 12:20 AM
fireroad's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: McCall, ID
Posts: 437
fireroad is on a distinguished road
Default Re: New Scott Rod?

trout champ and glacierjohn - Would your say the Radian was slower, as fast, or faster then your Z-Axis? Less stiff, similar or stiffer?

I personally can't wait to try the 6 wt version!
Reply With Quote
  #19 (permalink)  
Old 08-02-2013, 06:56 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Bigfork, MT
Posts: 341
glacierjohn will become famous soon enoughglacierjohn will become famous soon enough
Default Re: New Scott Rod?

Quote:
Originally Posted by fireroad View Post
trout champ and glacierjohn - Would your say the Radian was slower, as fast, or faster then your Z-Axis? Less stiff, similar or stiffer?

I personally can't wait to try the 6 wt version!
It was hard to tell because I didn't want to cast my line on the street, so no side by side comparison. They were closer than I thought they'd be, but the Radian seemed to have a softer tip and maybe bent a little more further down the rod. I'll have to do a side by side in the park when I get back. My guess on a speed scale of Winston WT to Sage XP, With WT = 5 and XP = 10, Scott G = 6.5, Scott Radian = 8.2 and Sage Z-Axis = 9.0. Just a guess.

Scott is really marketing the Speed with feel which appeals to me, I need to test further to see how true that claim is. BTW, it was the 6 wt version I tried, very nice and felt lighter than my 5 wt Z-Axis.

John
Reply With Quote
  #20 (permalink)  
Old 08-05-2013, 12:56 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 233
Blog Entries: 1
gretch6364 is on a distinguished road
Default Re: New Scott Rod?

I just found out about this rod and am very intrigued. I have a 7ft 3wt F2, 8'6" 4wt G2, and a 9ft 6wt S4.

Sometimes I struggle with whether to fish the 6wt or the 4wt and run into a fair number of situations where I want a small dry or emerger in the morning, hopper dropper in the afternoon and nymphing rig, then maybe a small streamer during an afternoon storm, and a small spinner dry in the evening.

I almost always end up fishing the 6wt if the river is large and with the soft tip on the S4, it is usually great....just sometimes wish I had something in the middle in 9ft...strongly considering a 10ft 5wt. Does this rod have the speed and backbone to handle being a 10ft rod?

I know what I am asking for Christmas! Maybe with a nice new Abel clicker.

Last edited by gretch6364; 08-08-2013 at 07:12 PM.
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
So I sold a 9' 4wt Scott and I bought a 9' 4wt Scott... russellb Fly Rods 8 06-11-2013 02:27 PM
Used Scott G2 884/4 8'8" 4 weight Fly Fishing Rod Scott Fly Rods G2 Dry Fly Rod Ebay USA Fly Rods for sale 0 05-30-2012 07:00 PM
Scott Voyager Series SVS 905/3 Fly Fishing Rod with Scott carrying case NR Ebay USA Fly Rods for sale 0 01-15-2012 09:50 PM
Scott G Series G907"T" 9'0" #7 2pc Fly Rod - A Scott Classic! Ebay Canada Fly Rods for sale 0 01-13-2012 05:00 PM
Scott G Series G907 9'0" #7 2pc Fly Rod - A Scott Classic Trout & Bass Fly Rod! Ebay Canada Fly Rods for sale 0 01-13-2012 04:21 PM













All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:54 AM.


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.