Monday, October 3, 2016

New Scott FLEX Fly Rods

"You will be hard pressed to find a better US made rod for under $500. Scott nailed this one"- MRO

Introducing the all new Scott Flex series, rods so light, effortless, and forgiving, they let you focus on fishing better.

Flex rods generate line speed and tight loops effortlessly, helping you cast accurately and control your presentations. And, their powerful butt sections help with quick, positive hook sets and fish control.

Incorporating many of the innovations found in their award winning Radian and Meridian rods, Flex rods combine high performance with top quality components. And, each Flex rod is handcrafted, start to finish, in our shop in Montrose, Colorado.

Fish better….fish the rod that works hard for you.


X-Core-  Enhanced feel, incredible stability and unequalled performance. X-Core combines the industry’s leading composite technologies with cutting edge design.
Diameter is proportional to stiffness and strength, and X-Core, or Expanded Core, technology delivers blanks that transmit feel and maintain stability better than any other design approach.
We use fast taper mandrels with low-mass, thin-walled blanks and proprietary ARC reinforcement to create rods that have stiffness with feel, and stability with sensitivity.
This design helps the rod come alive in your hands. It’s a superior approach to the slow taper, thick walled designs that deliver stiffness at the expense of feel.

Multi-Modulus- Fibers with different modulus designed into specific sections of the rod fine tunes flex and recovery. Scott pioneered the use of multi modulus fiber lay ups in blank design.
By varying the fiber tensile modulus along the length of the rod, They’re able to precisely control the stiffness and recovery speed of their blanks. The result is a rod that loads and unloads more smoothly.

ARC- Strong, low mass walls are made possible by ARC technology. Advanced Reinforced Carbon reduces torque and increases strength. Scott is the leader in carbon blank reinforcements. Their latest ARC technology adds hoop strength to our blanks without adding weight, and counteracts torque that can reduce casting accuracy and line control.

Natural Finish- Walk down a rod rack at your local fly shop and you'll notice something different about Scott rods. Like everything they do, the Scott Natural Finish is all about making your rod lighter, more durable, and better performing. Most other rods on the shelf are run through a belt sander, tearing away the outside power fibers of the blank and introducing variance. Inadvertent flatspotting during the sanding process will weaken a blank, and blanks are designed with a margin of error to accommodate for oversanding. After the blank is sanded, a glossy paint is applied to add shelf appeal. Natural finish blanks aren't subjected to the rip through the sanding belt, nor are they covered with heavy paint to add pop in your fly shop. The folks at Scott are firm believers in the natural beauty of graphite. A natural finish blank is built to exacting tolerances. Scott's advanced resin systems permeate the blank, leaving a durable finish that will stand up to years of abuse.

Made in the USA- Every Scott rod is made from beginning to end in Montrose, Colorado.
They take our mission to handcraft high performance rods very seriously. They use the knowledge gained from forty years of design experience with their commitment to handcraft every fly rod they make to give you top performance and benchmark quality. It's in all the little details that exceptional rods are distinguished from merely good rods.

Building a Scott rod is a special experience just like fishing one. They think your experience at a fly fishing pro shop should be too. 

That's why they only partner with a very select group of specialty fly fishing retailers who are committed to exceptional service and have a passion for sharing their knowledge and expertise. 

You won't find Scott fly rods in every fly shop, or in any big box retailer. After all, they wouldn't be special then, would they?

Check out the new Scott FLEX Fly Rods HERE!

Check out the 10' FLEX Salmon and Steelhead rods HERE!

Mad River Outfitters
813 Bethel Rd.
Columbus, Ohio 43214

Proud to be one of the "select group" of Scott Fly Rod Dealers.