Thread: Scott V2
- 12-29-2008 #1
When I was at Ramsey Outdoor Stores (Ramsey) getting my 2009 fishing license yesterday, I noticed that they had another "Bargain Bin" of rods that they probably won't carry next year (mostly Redington, Diamondback, and Albright). Every one I looked at had been marked down to $99.00.
There was one 9' - 6wt Scott (model V2 906). I was in Ramsey today for another reason. I stopped in and asked to try it....
Compared to my other graphite 6 wt rod (a "first generation" Fenwick HMG), it was like a rocket launcher, but by today's standards it's probably "medium" speed. On impulse, I bought it.
I haven't had a chance to fish it yet, (I may write a review later).
Based on the price, I'm guessing that this is Scott's "entry level" model.
Does anyone here have any experience with the Scott V2 line?
- 12-29-2008 #2
- 12-29-2008 #3
- 12-30-2008 #4
Re: Scott V2
There are a couple of reviews on other Scott rod models in the database. Although the original reviewer wasn't impressed, some of the replys were quite favorable.
I was a bit surprised....This is the second "Made in USA" rod, I found this year,
BTW: I can't get used to a short rod either. I have a beautiful 6' Hardy cane rod that I never use.
The opposite is true. My Doctor tells me that, after a lifetime of cigars and sour mash, I have too much pulse.
He never actually told me to give up the cigars and bourbon, but he's been prescribing medication to control the pulse and reduce the pressure.
Say something nice?
If that ever happens I'll think someone hacked your password and hijacked your account.
- 12-30-2008 #5
- 02-16-2009 #6
Re: Scott V2
The Product Review module doesn't appear to be functioning, so I'll post the follow-up here:
RE: Scott V2 906
9foot - 6weight - medium fast
Paid $99.00 (clearance price on a discontinued model)
When I test cast this rod in the Ramsey Outdoor Store parking lot it seemed fine. The price appeared to be a bargain.
Now that I've had a chance to fish it, I don't think it's going to be among my favorites.
It doesn't load well on short casts, and takes a lot of effort to load on longer casts. You can't cast this rod gently, it needs a powerful stroke to load it properly. After about an hour it was getting tiring.
I now wonder if the guy at the tackle shop, "over-lined" it to make it seem to load more easily....
After I took the plastic off the handle, I noticed the a stain on the cork that appears to be glue. There was a void in the cork that hadn't been "filled" properly. (Scott claims all their rods are "Hand Made")
Otherwise It's a good looking serviceable rod, but I have an old 9 weight that's less tiring to fish.
This model has been discontinued. I wouldn't advise going out of your way to find any of the remaining stock...
Review module now working...
Review posted containing essentially the same information as the above post.
V2 906 - Fly Tying Database!