Scott introduced the world to ultra-light weight unidirectional carbon fiber reinforcements over 15 years ago. Our Advanced Reinforced Carbon (ARC) adds directional stability and hoop strength while minimizing additional weight. Our new generation ARC is over 35% lighter and sets a new first in ultra-light multi-ply blank construction. The result is even more torsional stability with substantially lighter weight. This helps your rod track better for greater loop control and pin point accuracy.
ReAct technology combines our X-Core design with a new complex materials and taper system to create a break-through in fast action rod design. Distance, control and accuracy are compromised by waves that vibrate in the rod, even after the cast has been made. Simply making the rod stiffer to stop these vibrations kills feel. ReAct counteracts energy sapping vibrations by speeding the recovery of the blank without the need to stiffen the rod with more material. This puts the feel in fast. And that’s a really good thing.
Carbon Link is a precision construction technique with an innovative new resin system to bond carbon fibers in a very dense matrix. The result? An exponentially lighter, more efficient rod that reduces casting fatigue and effort, while improving accuracy and versatility performance. Light weight, fast recovery and feel for unbridled fishing Nirvana.
Enhanced feel, incredible stability and unequalled performance. X-Core combines the industry’s leading composite technologies with cutting edge design.
Diameter is proportional to stiffness and strength, and X-Core, or Expanded Core, technology delivers blanks that transmit feel and maintain stability better than any other design approach.
We use fast taper mandrels with low-mass, thin-walled blanks and proprietary ARC reinforcement to create rods that have stiffness with feel, and stability with sensitivity.
This design helps the rod come alive in your hands. It’s a superior approach to the slow taper, thick walled designs that deliver stiffness at the expense of feel.
Fine-tuned flex and recovery. Scott pioneered the use of multi modulus fiber lay ups in blank design. By varying the fiber tensile modulus along the length of the rod, we’re able to precisely control the stiffness and recovery speed of our blanks.
The result is a rod that loads and unloads more smoothly.
Walk down a rod rack at your local fly shop and you'll notice something different about Scott rods. Like everything we do, the Scott Natural Finish is all about making your rod lighter, more durable, and better performing.
Most other rods on the shelf are run through a belt sander, tearing away the outside power fibers of the blank and introducing variance. Inadvertent flatspotting during the sanding process will weaken a blank, and blanks are designed with a margin of error to accommodate for oversanding. After the blank is sanded, a glossy paint is applied to add shelf appeal.
Natural finish blanks aren't subjected to the rip through the sanding belt, nor are they covered with heavy paint to add pop in your fly shop. We're firm believers in the natural beauty of graphite. A natural finish blank is built to exacting tolerances. Scott's advanced resin systems permeate the blank, leaving a durable finish that will stand up to years of abuse.
Another first, brought to you by Scott. Most reel seats are made with a glossy, thin, and easily marred type 2 anodize. Scratches in type 2 anodize expose the aluminum underneath, leading to worn finishes and potential for corrosion. Our Mil-Spec III anodize penetrates the surface of the aluminum, creating the hardest, most durable, and most corrosion resistant finish available. Mil-Spec III prevents galvanic reactions with dissimilar metals and is resistant to temperatures above 900 degrees fahrenheit.
With the highest strength to weight ratio and corrosion resistance of any metal, our titanium guide frames let you worry about the fishing, and not about the salt.
When we set out to build the best fly rods, we knew that we had to use the best components. We use guides made from materials chosen for their strength, lightness, and corrosion resistance. Frames are made from pure titanium - 65% lighter than equivalent stainless steel guides, and 100% corrosion resistant. Silicon carbide (SiC) rings are diamond polished to create the smoothest surface of any ceramic material. Just like our frames, SiC is resistant to abrasion, corrosion, and thermal shock.
Why would you want guides made from anything else?
These new, patented, American made guides from Snake Brand feature radius feet which conform to the blank, have the best corrosion resistance, and even have a self-lubricating finish to shoot line farther.
Every Scott rod is made from beginning to end in Montrose, Colorado.
We take our mission to handcraft high performance rods very seriously. We use the knowledge gained from forty years of design experience with our commitment to handcraft every fly rod we make to give you top performance and benchmark quality. It's in all the little details that exceptional rods are distinguished from merely good rods.
Scott fly rods are hand crafted from the finest materials for high performance. These simple steps will ensure your Scott fly performs at its best and lasts a lifetime
Assembly and Disassembly
Grasp the opposing rod sections close to the ferrule without touching the guides and firmly push them together with a downward twisting motion until the sections are aligned and tightly seated.
Disassemble by pulling and twisting apart with your hands close to each ferrule but not touching the guides.
Internal ferrules should have a 1/8-1/2 inch gap between sections to allow for proper flex and wear.
Effects Of Water On Your Rod
Your rod is made to perform on the water and is designed to get wet. It is not made to withstand storage while wet. Always completely dry your rod before storing it. Otherwise, you will have mildew, mold, damage to the finish, and/or corrosion on your rod next time you take it out of its case.
Always rinse your rod with freshwater and dry thoroughly if you’ve used it in salt water.
Preventing Rod Breakage
Avoid hitting your rod with hard or sharp objects like tree branches, weighted flies, split shot, or rocks. This can either break the rod or cause damage that will lead to breakage.
When fishing sinking lines, casting in windy conditions or using roll casts and spey style casts, periodically check the sections of your rod to make sure they are still assembled tightly and properly aligned. If the sections are not fit tightly, it’s possible to break the rod during a cast or while fighting a fish.
When fighting and landing fish, avoid rod angles greater than 45-50 degrees. Never lift a fish so that the butt of the rod is pointing at the fish (high sticking) or use your hand to lift fish from the middle of the rod.
To dislodge a snagged fly, point the rod directly at the snag and pull back on the line until the fly dislodges or the tippet breaks. It is much less expensive to lose a fly than to break a high performance hand crafted rod.
When stringing your rod, fold the end of the fly line in two and pull it and the leader straight through the guides without bending the rod.
The tip of your rod is the most vulnerable section as it is fine in diameter, light weight and usually nine or more feet away from you.
Most fly rods are broken in car doors, windows, ceiling fans, vacuum cleaners, pets, or just about anything other than actual fishing. Extra awareness when moving with your rod assembled or setting it down will extend its life.
Please take good care of your rod, and it will take good care of you.
To catch steelhead and salmon, you need to swim the fly at the right angle, the right depth, and the right speed. The right rod can help solve that puzzle.
But these are the fish of a thousand casts, so preferences also play a big role. You can fish the same fish in the same water with a single hander, a short two hander, or the very longest rods. You can fish floating line, sinking line, dry flies, wet flies, traditional swing, riffle hitch, nymph and indicator. Long belly, Skagit, Scandi. The variations are endless. We get it, so we made a series of rods that satisfy your every preference.
Swing rods were meticulously developed and are loaded with technology and attention to detail to meet those demands.
Fished and tested by professional anglers and expert casters from Alaska to the Great Lakes, from Canada to Norway, and from the Pacific Northwest to the Northeast, we left no stone unturned making sure each rod was fine-tuned for its intended purpose.
Swing rods feature progressive loading actions, fast recovery speed, directional stability, and a light in hand feel, from combining finely tuned new tapers with our multi-directional, multi-modulus layups, ARC2 reinforcement, Carbon Link resin system, and the very finest components.
Breakthrough components include new titanium tangle-free stripping guides with Silicon Nitride inserts that allow casts to shoot further and help prevent tangles in mono or braid running lines. Snake Brand Universal snake guides grace the rest of the rod to round out the guide set.
We also designed a new fully milled aluminum reel seat with aggressive threads for operating with cold hands, type 3 hard coat, and specially milled reel foot pockets that securely hold current performance reels and most vintage reel feet. All new front and rear grip designs turned from Flor grade cork ensure comfort, feel, and longevity.
Like all Scott fly rods, Swing rods are hand-crafted, one at a time, in Montrose, Colorado.