Scott Radian Fly Rod
Fast meets Feel. With the new Radian, Scott has achieved what was previous thought to be impossible: a fast, high-performance rod that retains all of the feel of your favorite trout rod. How did Scott do it? They used their new ReAct technology to increase recovery speed... a lot. By minimizing energy- sapping vibrations, ReAct creates fast action, high line speed rods with all the nuance and feel of a presentation rod.. Best of all, the Scott Radian is built in Montrose, Colorado.
ReAct technology - The Scott Radian uses ReAct - Scott's proprietary technology for reducing vibrations and increasing recovery speed. It does this by combining their X-Core design with new materials and tapers. The result is a rod that has extremely high performing, yet retains the feel that we're all looking for.
Fuji SiC Stripping Guides w/Titanium Frame - The best rods start with the best components and the Scott Radian is no different. Titanium guides are not only up to 65% lighter than stainless steel, they're also over 3 times stronger and totally saltwater safe. These guides are fitted with Silicon Carbide inserts that are diamond polished for reduced drag and improved casting performance.
Universal Guides - The Scott Radian comes standard with American made guides from Snake Brand that feature "radius feet" which conform to the blank, have incredible corrosion resistance, and a self-lubricating finish to shoot line farther.
Single Uplocking w/Box Elder Insert - A great reel seat not only keeps your reel on, but it looks great to. Scott knows this and has built all Radian fly rods with beautiful custom reel seats and burled box elder spacers
Black anodized reel seat - Higher line weight models of the Radian combine their standard top grade Portuguese cork with a fully saltwater safe anodized aluminum reel seat.
Aluminum Rod Tube - The Scott Radian comes with the same ultra-durable aluminum rod tube that comes with all Scott Rods. It will protect the rod against even the meanest baggage handlers.
Scott Lifetime Warranty - The Scott Radian, like all Scott fly rods, is covered by the Scott Lifetime Warranty, which covers the rod for the life of the original owner. As of July 2015, the cost of these repairs is $50 and the turnaround time is about 4 weeks. Rods must be registered within 30 days of purchase to qualify for the warranty.
Rod Action: Fast
Best for: All Water, Nymphing
Grip: Full-Wells - 3-weight to 9' 6-weight
Full-Wells w/ Fighting Butt - 9' 6-weight to 8-weight
Ability Level: Intermediate - Expert (learn more)
Recommended LinesWe highly recommend using a half-size higher line such as:
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Scott Radian Fly Rod Reviews
- Why Another Four Weight? Review by John E
I had held this rod in the shop, but when I received my 8’-6”4 wt Radian, I began to wonder if it filled a different niche than my other four weights. When my wife held this little rod she remarked, “It IS beautiful.” That sealed the deal for me. As described by others, it has a very slender shaft, is light as some three weights, ultra fast action, yet sensitive and accurate. It is a bit of a chameleon, being great with dries with a capability of light streamers and small nymphs. It also can handle a variety of four weight lines from Rio Trout LT DT, Rio Gold, Rio Grande, and adaptable to each with a slightly different personality. It also balances a variety of reels with ease.
I have read that the 8’-6” four weight versions of other fast action rods is the sweet spot of the series because they load quickly and handle wind more easily. That is true of this little rod in spades. It is just plain fun to fish.
- A Rod to Grow Into Review by John E.
- First Scott rod. Perfect rod. Review by Scott
- Just an awesome rod Review by Tom