MONTROSE, CO (August 1, 2023) — The Scott Fly Rod Company is pleased to announce their new Swing series of fly rods.
To catch steelhead and salmon, you need to swim the fly at the right angle, the right depth, and the right speed. The right rod can help solve that puzzle.
But steelhead and salmon are the fish of a thousand casts, so preferences also play a big role. You can fish the same fish in the same water with a single-hander, a short two-hander, or the very longest rod. You can fish floating line, sinking line, dry flies, wet flies, traditional swing, riffle hitch, nymph and indicator. The variations are endless. The team at Scott understands this, so they made a series of rods to satisfy every preference.
Scott’s Swing rods were meticulously developed and are loaded with technology and attention to detail to meet those demands.
Fished and tested by professional anglers and casters from Alaska to the Great Lakes, from Canada to Norway, and from the Pacific Northwest to the Northeast, Scott left no stone unturned making sure each rod was fine-tuned for its intended purpose.
Swing rods feature progressive loading actions, fast recovery speed, directional stability, and a light-in-hand feel from combining finely tuned new tapers with our multi-directional, multi-modulus layups, ARC2 reinforcement, Carbon Link resin system, and the very finest components.
Breakthrough components include new titanium tangle-free stripping guides with Silicon Nitride inserts that allow casts to shoot further and help prevent tangles in mono or braid running lines. Snake Brand Universal snake guides grace the rest of the rod to round out the guide set.
Scott also designed a new fully milled aluminum reel seat with aggressive threads for operating with cold hands, type 3 hard coat, and specially milled reel foot pockets that securely hold current performance reels and most vintage reel feet. All new front- and rear-grip designs turned from Flor grade cork ensure comfort, feel, and longevity.
“This was a particularly satisfying project,” commented Scott Rod President and Designer Jim Bartschi. “The challenge of creating high-performance rods for both single- and double-handed fishing applications to pursue the world’s most magnificent fish species was a long, and at times, arduous process but always compelling and fun. For this project, I had the opportunity to work with intensely dedicated salmon and steelhead anglers worldwide to dig into the smallest details. When you collectively get to the finish line on a project like this, there’s a lot of shared pride and excitement.”
Like all Scott fly rods, Swing rods are handcrafted, one at a time, in Montrose, Colorado.
About Scott Fly Rod Company:
Since its founding in 1974, the Scott Fly Rod Company has been dedicated to handcrafting the ultimate fishing tools from start to finish. Based in Montrose, Colorado, Scott has a history of innovation, dedication to performance, and a commitment to protecting the environment while also supporting local fly shops. For more information about Scott Rods, please visit their website and follow Scott on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.