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Scott Tidal

Scott Tidal

€ 549,00

Choosing a fly rod to fish the world’s saltwater species clearly isn’t the easy way. It’s the Hard Way. But, for those of us who pursue this challenge, the rewards come from our methods as much as our results.

We designed the Tidal saltwater fly rods to make the challenges a little less, well... challenging. Accurate presentations to cruising fish and good turnover into the wind are now easier than ever. These salt specific rods load quickly, generate high line speed with a relaxed casting stroke, and have ample power to control hard fighting fish.

Like all Scott fly rods, they’re handcrafted start to finish in our Colorado workshop by skilled rod builders using the best materials available. Tidal rods come in models to cover any species or situation you’ll encounter on the flats or open waters.

Take the Tidal series fly rods on your next saltwater adventure. They’ll make the Hard Way a bit easier… and might even make your guide smile, too.

Choose this rod to target Keys permit, bull redfish, big stripers, and smaller trevally and tarpon. This is a big game class rod designed to deliver large bulky flies and for pulling hard on fish that pull back.

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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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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