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Scott "G" series 3wt?
Posted 08 November 2004 - 08:18 PM
I am told the Scott G will fit the bill, it felt nice in the hand and the workmanship was impeccable. At $595 I want to be sure, I'll cast it of course before committing, just hoping for some input.
Posted 09 November 2004 - 03:08 PM
It does have more power than you'd expect from a 3wt, but will still handle very small tippets. I have landed everything from 1" smolt to 24" rainbows to 40" kings on mine (well, the reel did most of the work on the king, but at least I can say I did it!).
I did break the mid section one cold and early spring after being a bit too aggressive when setting the hook on a large trout. With Scott's warranty, I had a new section in hand within a week though!
With that said, the 4wt 4pc 9' version of the same rod is even better IMO, mostly because it is more versatile and will handle windy conditions and distance casts a bit better.
I don't think you could go wrong with either, even given the near-$600 price tag.
Of course, you could buy the blank for $310, or whatever they are currently going for, and build it yourself...
Posted 09 November 2004 - 05:29 PM
Building a rod is not in the cards right now, too many other things to get done first.
I was looking at the 3 peice, 8', medium action.
I believe the 9' is a fast action. I think I want a softer rod, provided it is still versatile.
Is a sink tip even an option with a 3wt?
Posted 09 November 2004 - 06:17 PM
Posted 09 November 2004 - 07:17 PM
I have that same rod, it was a 2 piece and i had it built into a spinning rod. I think i had Msuiceman tie it up for me. I use it as a bobber rod primarily, w/ no weight and ultralight jigs. It can cast like a sob, loads weight no problem and great for nice soft lob casts too.
Even though i use the rod for a different purpose it is still my favorite rod, before you do anything though send MSUICEMAN a pm.... he has a few websites that sell discontinued rods and blanks at greatly discounted prices. I know that is how i picked up my blank, and i know they sell rods too. I just can't remember the website name. I saved a few hundred dollars though buying everything online, it may be worth the effort for yah...
(hopefully we can fish sometime this winter)
Posted 11 November 2004 - 02:29 PM
Posted 13 November 2004 - 10:57 AM