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Old 12-10-2008, 06:19 PM
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Hi-

I'm considering picking up a Scott G2 fly rod (can't seem to find the discontinued G anywhere these days). Anyway, if you have had experience with the G2, what is your opinion of this rod? I'm really considering the 8'4", 5-weight for small to medium sized streams and rivers in the east.

Is it comparable to the old Scott G action? What is the rod's flex like? Does it flex deeply into the rod or at the tip?

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Old 12-10-2008, 10:11 PM
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Dont know anything about Scott rods, dont even know anyone that fishes with 'em, but I was looking on some sites for winter specials and seen a Scott S3, 8'6'' 5wt advertised as a fast action rod, normaly sells for 549 but marked down to 279. its at www.mrfc.com, at that deal I may have to get one and check out a scott rod.
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The G2 has an action very similar to the old G's. They are just slightly faster (crisper?) and are a bit lighter rod. They have the same unsanded look and will fish almost exactly the same as the old G series rods.

The S3 rods were too stiff and are being replaced by a series that is much more user friendly.
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The G2 has an action very similar to the old G's. They are just slightly faster (crisper?) and are a bit lighter rod. They have the same unsanded look and will fish almost exactly the same as the old G series rods.

The S3 rods were too stiff and are being replaced by a series that is much more user friendly.
How is the flex on the G2? Fairly deep or near the tip (with a fish on)?

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id rate the G2 series as a medium action, and flexes well
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My father in law enjoys his. I haven't heard him complain about it.

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How is the flex on the G2? Fairly deep or near the tip (with a fish on)?

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S
Depends on the fish.

And the fish fighter.

Seriously though, its a medium action rod, and will flex pretty deeply under load.
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We are talking about one of, if not the greatest presentation rods ever made....so show respect
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I'm considering picking up a Scott G2 fly rod (can't seem to find the discontinued G anywhere these days).
~S
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I have had one for 2 years now. In my opinion this is the best rod I have ever fished dries with. 4wt 8'6" g2 with Hatch 3plus reel. Definitely not on the cheap side, but one smooth rod!
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