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Old 04-05-2014, 08:50 AM
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I was curious if anyone has spent time casting or fishing the Scott G2 885 and 905 side by side and what their thoughts were as to how the two compare.
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I was curious if anyone has spent time casting or fishing the Scott G2 885 and 905 side by side and what their thoughts were as to how the two compare.
I would also be interested in the feedback. Those are the exact two rods I am considering for my next purchase.
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Can not say a thing about the 905 but owning and fishing the 885 it is awesome dry fly and light nymph rod. I won a TU coupon years ago for 40%"of Scott Rods and called them directly. to ask sweet spot in the G 2 series. Was told the 883-884-885 were superior to the 9' . Please this is an opinion and not direct comparisons . I think the G2 are actually superior to original G as tad crisper and just as smooth.
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I have never compared those two rods either, just want to add that I have the Scott G2 884 and it is a wonderful dry fly rod, I've never tried nymphing with it, but love throwing dries with it.

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Can not say a thing about the 905 but owning and fishing the 885 it is awesome dry fly and light nymph rod. I won a TU coupon years ago for 40%"of Scott Rods and called them directly. to ask sweet spot in the G 2 series. Was told the 883-884-885 were superior to the 9' . Please this is an opinion and not direct comparisons . I think the G2 are actually superior to original G as tad crisper and just as smooth.
All opinions are appreciated! The 885 is considered the better in close dry fly rod, but I've always wondered about it's nymph capability. How "light" are we talking?
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Fireroad , I live in Central Pa & fish smaller size Spring Creeks . Say 20 feet wide fairly shallow runs. Set up : 7 1/2 4X leader with tippet ring. Two foot of 4X. tippet with size 14 Pheasant Tail and two foot section 5/6 tippet off bend of hook to 18 cressbug . Exact flies may vary. This is light set up. Dropper could be even smaller midge pupa .
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Fireroad , I live in Central Pa & fish smaller size Spring Creeks . Say 20 feet wide fairly shallow runs. Set up : 7 1/2 4X leader with tippet ring. Two foot of 4X. tippet with size 14 Pheasant Tail and two foot section 5/6 tippet off bend of hook to 18 cressbug . Exact flies may vary. This is light set up. Dropper could be even smaller midge pupa .
Thanks for the info! We have some high alpine streams in the size and depth you describe, but I usually go after them with 8ft 3wts. Most of the streams I target are 40-60 ft wide with 6-8ft deep holes. We also have alot of small alpine lakes we wade or float, but typically grab a 6wt when just targeting those. I'm leaning towards the 905 for the ability to mend and, strip as size 10 zug bug or damsel fly nymph in the stillwater shallows (spooky fish).
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Default Re: Scott G2 885 and 905

well, I've cast the two side by side. Unfortunately, it won't help you as a decided on the G2 9' for 4wt.

I wanted a lighter nymphing (and all around rod) than my current nymph rod, which is already a 9x5 (T&T LPS)

Overall, I love all the G2's. I've been fishing an original G series 5 wt for years and a 9' for 9 wt as well.
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I've cast both rods, just not side by side or in a close enough time frame to make an honest choice. I decided to call Scott the other day and get their input. Ian Crabtree answered the phone and he's been with Scott a number of years and is extremely knowledgable.

I won't recant the whole conversation, but Ian recommended the 885 over the 905 as all around (inside 50ft) rod with fantastic in-close feel. He started out by explaining the taper of the rod and physics of the tip action in regards to length and physical weight (the 885 tip is lighter and recovers faster). Basically it boils down to 885 was tuned to be super sweet in that 20-25ft range we all cast to most fish at , and excels out to 50ft when we need the distance. It does really well with hoppers and has no problems with light nymphs and dry-dropper combos. The 905 picks up some more speed and distance, but doesn't quite have the feel in close that the 885 does. It doesn't lose alot of feel, but it doesn't gain much distance either. It's does a little better on the longer mends and can swing a little heavier nymph rig.

He really stressed that, outside of the in close work, the differences are very subtle. Both are great rods, but for most people the distance advantage of the 905 does now out weigh the in close feel and finesse of the 885. In my mind the 885 is like a 4.5wt rod and the 905 is a true 5wt. Since I own 3,5, and 6wt rods the 885 will be a no-brainer (once budget allows of course). If it was my one and only I would look hard at the 905.
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I generaly prefer 9'/#5's...but not in this case. Scott has a history with the 8'8" length and this is one of the sweetest medium to small stream rods in existence.
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