Scott Fly Rods originated in a basement in San Francisco in 1973. Harry Wilson, a prominent engineer and angler, started Scott. Scott built fiberglass fly rods in the ’70s and was well-known for the creation of a 5-piece backpacking fly rod in 1974. Scott began building long rods for light lines as graphite technology populated the fly fishing industry in the ‘70s and into the ‘80s. The company moved from San Francisco to Colorado as Scott continued to grow. Today, Scott Fly Rods operates out of Montrose Colorado and is one of the largest rod companies in the business. Scott has also taken great pride in handcrafting their rods. All Scott Fly Rods are handcrafted in the USA, a duality that’s rare in fly fishing today. Scott makes some of the finest fast action, high-performance fly rods in the world.
The Scott G Series is perhaps Scott’s most well-known rod series. The G Series is built with Scott’s React Technology to increase overall rod recovery speed. Scott also includes X-Core Technology in the G Series to provide stability, balance, and enhanced feel. Scott engineering is also present in the G Series. Scott’s enhanced resins called Fiberfuse use new chemistry to greatly increase rod strength. The G Series from Scott also bends deeply, sports a medium action, and is incredibly lightweight. In fact, Scott reinvented ferrule design to make the G Series more flexible, stronger, and insanely light. These rods completely redefine freshwater high performance and Scott innovation.
You may know Scott Rods from their high-end saltwater rod series called the Scott Meridian. The Meridian is one of the best saltwater rod series’ on the market. The Meridian is built with Scott’s ReAct Technology, a proprietary tech for vibration reduction and increased line recovery speed. This tech is one of the reasons the Meridian is marketed as “fast meets feel”. The fit and finish of the Meridian are also worth writing about. The Meridian has Fuji SiC stripping guides, nickel titanium recoil guides, a dual uplocking reel seat with laser engraving, and a classic unsanded blank. These rods are made for fishing. From Permit to Tarpon, the Meridian is made for a variety of saltwater applications.
Scott also makes some great mid-priced rod series’. One such series is the Scott Flex. The Flex is extremely forgiving and caster-friendly. These rods were built for the intermediate angler. The Flex allows anglers to make accurate presentations, generate line speed, and fish more efficiently. The rod’s lightweight design limits fatigue on the water and makes the Flex a true fishing tool. Equally as impressive, Scott’s mid-priced saltwater series, the Scott Tidal, affords the same kind of mid-priced performance. Again, this rod is super caster-friendly, very accurate, and fun to fish. The Tidal features advanced reinforced carbon, a multi-modulus blank design, and a natural unsanded finish. Every Scott rod is also made by hand in Montrose Colorado.
Scott also makes some high-end two-handed rods. The Scott Radian 2H Two Hander is one of Scott’s high-performance Spey rod series’. These rods are made for “touch and go” casts and a high tempo rod stroke. The Radian combines ReAct technology and X-Core blank build to create an extremely durable rod. These rods can fire a lot of line across a big river quickly. The Radian 2H is a fine fishing tool and a work of art.
Scott’s cutting-edge tech and extreme attention to detail have set them apart in the fly fishing world. Not only does Scott make some high-end fast action rods, but they also make quality mid-priced rod series’ for the average angler. Scott’s innovation has contributed to the industry we know and love today. Shop Scott rods now!