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Old 08-22-2009, 06:08 PM
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I'm looking for a rod for nymphing on smaller streams. Specifically a 9' 4 wt. The Scott E2 has got my attention. I searched but can't find much. They're rated a fast action. Anyone with experience fishing the E2? I generally prefer a med to med/fast rod but, thought a faster rod might work for this. A comment I found on a very short review stated it was a more med/fast action. I just want to avoid buying a rod that's way stiffer than I like. Any help would be great. Thanks.
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I would classify them as medium fast as well. Not as slow as the G/G2, not as fast as the S3/S4. The feel is pretty similar to Sage's SLT, but a bit faster.
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Dear Big...I would classify my E2 955 as fast...not as fast as the S4 but much faster than the G and G2..I mainly use mine when it's windy but the G and A2 are easier ,more pleasant and less tiring to cast,in my opinion better to rollcast or crossbow cast and for light nymph fishing...I always use my G and A #5 with a 4 line but don't "underline" my E2.The E2 is more precise and holds big fish more easily but the G and A2 are better to use thin tippets.My son Nico doesn't like the color of the E2
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Default Re: Scott E2

Cliff and jbb, thanks for the replies. Lots of help. I found what appears to be a very good deal on a new E2. No shops around me have one. For that matter none have an A3 4 wt, either.

jbb, I have a 6 wt A3 (I like this rod real well). It's underlined with a #5 line as you do with your A2. The streams I'll be using this on are fairly small and clear. Light tippets and 20-24 nymphs. Sometimes small dries. Sounds like I should try a 4 wt A3. I sure don't need the rod tiring me out. Walking and wading do that just fine.

Cliff, I have a 7 wt SLT. That gives me some idea how the E2 might feel to me.

Thanks again. I always appreciate the advice of those with more experience than me.
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