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: Scott F series fiberglass


Philster
03-16-2006, 03:36 PM
Hey all. I've been coveting a small stream, small wild fish rod for awhile now. I fell in love with a four weight F series rod 5 or so years ago when I worked for a scott dealer, but didn't really have a use for it so didn't buy it.

Now I have multiple destinations within 45 minutes where I could use a 0 through 2 weight rod for 8 to 10 inch wild fish, and I just saw that Scott now makes a 6 foot 1 weight F!

Anyone play with one? Anyone have a line on a demo or less expensive one? Any recommendations for similar sticks? The sage 00 looks fun, but when only one company makes a line for it? Nah...

BLACK FRANCIS
03-17-2006, 07:01 AM
i have the 4 wt and absolutly love it. used it all summer here for the tricos and i don't think you could break a trout off on 6x with it. got the job done nicely under 40' the only limit i found was generating line speed to shoot a tight loop under overhanging brush. the 1 wt i have not tried but i would have to think it is a very niche rod and not really capable of a wide range of flies or distances. in close on small streams it is probably a blast.

juro
03-17-2006, 07:50 AM
The Scott 1wt sounds like a lot of fun. I had an old Sglass 6 or 7wt rod long, long ago. Wish I still had it, I sold it for next to nothing.

I cast the Sage 00 last weekend, very interesting. Almost threw the whole line but it ran out of power understandably. I was surprised it could get that far as feather light as it is. In practical lengths it performed nicely and I would love to fish it as a native brookie rod up north. Also a good rod to fine tune your casting between trips!

I will have to try that Scott fiberglass soon...

zugbugz
03-20-2006, 08:52 PM
Philster, I don't know how warm you are to the idea of a "custom" rod, but you might want to take a look at Dave Lewis's "Perfomance Rods" online. He has numerous small sticks and gorgeous Sage models too and other than the fact that you can't cast them before buying (unless you catch him at a show), they look mighty impressive. He has a lot of small rods, including S-glass. I won't put a link here, but you can google Dave Lewis Performance Rods. Heck of a nice website too. He's located in VA during the winter and Montana during the summer. All that info is on his great site. I personally had him build a custom 5 wt Sage for me, but haven't received it yet; I'm sure it will be awesome though. He has a large inventory of "in-stock" rods. Hopefully I'm not violating any rules here! Check it out!:wink:

Don

Zugbugz - AZ

Philster
03-23-2006, 04:19 PM
Well, I took a flyer and bid on a Diamondback "diamondglass" rod on Fleabay. My winning bid was $2 above the opening bid and I won. It arrived today. 7'6" 3 weight "S" glass rod. I just lawn cast, unfortunately with a 4 wt line, but I can tell you it is pretty darned sweet! Not the looker, or the attention to detail the scott has, but a damn fine piece of equipment. The deflection test shows as smooth a taper as you could want right down into the grip. The 4 wt line required a little more wrist rotation than I would like to keep from tailing on long casts, but I won't be making long casts and after the kids go down tonight, the 3 wt line will be spooled up. Retail is $275 or $295, I can't recall which, but you may be able to find a swell deal as I did. The Rapid River calls. One more month... One more month...

cosmo
03-25-2006, 08:37 AM
Philster, sounds like you got a good deal on the diamondglass. you'll probably like it, most people fishing glass do. Last spring I bought one of Dave Lewis's 7 ft 3/4 weight s-glass rods after weighing lots of options including Steffen bros. and Diamondback.
Lewis's rod is a beauty. It's a six piece, perfect for hiking up small brookie streams. I fished it as a 4 all last season, but I'm considering trying a three on it this year. It is probably slower than your new Diamondglass, but beautifully wrapped and finished. I'd recommend them to anyone looking for a glass small stream rod. It's a lot of fun playing the 8-10" rainbows and brookies in my favorite streams here.

Eddie
03-28-2006, 04:57 PM
You will always covet the Scott. The 4wt with a light five weight line is a terrific combo.

Philster
03-28-2006, 06:28 PM
You will always covet the Scott. The 4wt with a light five weight line is a terrific combo.

Perhaps I will, but having fished the Diamondback this weekend, I'm quite happy with it. I'm glad I went three weight instead of two weight as I was able to do some respectable nymphing with it, and I'm quite happy with the 7foot 6 inch length. It was great in tight quarters, but let me reach a hair farther over conflicting seams. Luckily I still have my G803 to satisfy my Scott light trout needs :roll: