Scott Fly Rods has created a new masterpiece that furthers their brand as a manufacturer of “high performance fly rods.”
First, let’s be real: Not all fly rod companies bring out a new rod when they have truly delivered an advancement in their line up. Sometimes, it’s just time to cash in on a new name and marketing campaign. Scott is one of the companies that has never been this way. For Scott, a new rod comes when they have something big to deliver. The new Radian rod delivers.
The first thing many Scott followers might notice is that they have broken from their lineage of names for the first time in ages. The S3 was replaced by the S4, and many expected the next big freshwater offering to be the S5. To the surprise of many, the new fly fishing tool breaks from the tradition of names, and as the rod revolutionizes their line up, the name change is fitting.
Before casting the rod, anglers will immediately notice the look of it. A unique and classic reel seat stands out amongst other attractive components. When casting the rod, appreciation for the rod is enhanced, and it is no wonder that they received Best of Show nods last week in Las Vegas at the International Fly Tackle Dealer Show.
In Las Vegas, the folks at the Scott booth would eagerly respond to greetings with, “Did you cast it yet?!” This enthusiasm comes from the fact that the Radian delivers what scores of anglers have sought for two decades: a fast rod that is more than a broom stick — a rod that is fast and powerful but has the feel of slower rods. Scott perfected the feel years ago with the G Series. Now they bring this feel to fast.
Describing the benefits of this technology, Scott states:
“Now, roll casts to a tricky seam, and short, delicate casts with fine 6X leaders are just as easy as long distance streamer deliveries to the opposite bank. And after the cast, when you need extended fishability, Radian rods give you incredible mending abilities and tippet protection without sacrificing the authoritative hook setting and fish fighting power you expect from a fast action rod.”