spey casting rods, opinions on Scott and Fly Logic

Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by willapabay, Oct 23, 2005.

  1. CaddisMadness

    CaddisMadness Fly Fishing in Patagonia: A Trout Bum's Guide

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2003
    Messages:
    143
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Seattle/Bellingham, WA
    Home Page:
    To each their own. I've just had bad experiences with Scott and have heard similar stories from several others. Even if some people think it's a great rod, the 2-3 month turn-around time on a breakage is unacceptable in my opinion, especially for the premium price. However, my 9'6" 8 SAS has caught more fish and seen more punishment than any of my other rods, and has held up great. Those rods are pretty much indestructable - it's the fancy S3 and ARC rods that seem to be too fragile. Then again, i got them when they were a relatively new product line so maybe some design issues had to be worked out.
     
  2. Big K1

    Big K1 Large Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2003
    Messages:
    645
    Likes Received:
    76
    Location:
    Duvall, WA, U.S.A.
    Circlespey,

    Glad to here you still have my old rod. It looks like you have bent it to the cork many times.:thumb:
     
  3. michaeldeg

    michaeldeg New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2005
    Messages:
    25
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    bremerton, wa
    I had a scott arc 15' #9 that broke the 1st time I used the rod. This was a few years ago. Scott quickly replaced the rod, and upon getting it back, I ended up selling it. I would say that I loved the feel and weight of the rod. Over the years I have purchased about 5 or 6 different Scott rods. I have been happy with all but the 15 footer.
     
  4. willapabay

    willapabay New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2005
    Messages:
    54
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    RAYMOND, WA.
    With all that advice given, what TFO spey/ two hander Rod do you own and how do you like it.. I have not seem any or little negative feedback about TFO single handed Rods.. I think my intrest is in a 14' 9wt.
    I also see you all have good comments about GL Loomis, but they seem to be on the high end with sage rods..
     
  5. Banzai

    Banzai FFing and VWs...Bugs & Bugs

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2005
    Messages:
    793
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    Bremerton, WA
    I tried a 14' TFO this past weekend and found it comfortable and smooth casting for even the rank beginner like myself. At a quoted $250 from the factory Rep, it was the least costly of the spey rods available. Add to that a large arbor reel, a Rio wind cutter w/ tips and you would have a decent set up for most any westside river. IMHO
     
  6. FT

    FT Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2005
    Messages:
    1,372
    Likes Received:
    231
    Location:
    Burlington, WA
    Willapabay,

    Loomis has 2-hand rods for about $480.00, check their web site for the particulars. Granted, these are more mid-priced rods than lower-priced ones; but they do offer a lot more performance if have the technique to take advantage of it.

    The TFO's I've cast have been nice moderate actioned 2-handers, which means they are faster than the ECHO 2-handers that also sell for $250.00. They are made in China; but they are a very good value. For just a $100.00 more you have the Redington (a medium-fast rod series) and the new St. Croix (an action between the Redington and TFO) 2-handers that have more performance built into them than the TFO.
     
  7. Jim Fitz

    Jim Fitz Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2004
    Messages:
    446
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Your City ,State
    Gene Banzai,

    Did you test cast your Rainshadow against that TFO? Curious as to how they compared or how you like your Rainshadow spey rod.

    Jim
     
  8. dsteady

    dsteady New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2005
    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Seattle, WA.
    I have the Fly Logic 1308. It's a great rod, and after I broke a tip FL rebuilt one for me very quickly -- the new tip does slip at the ferrule after a bit of casting but so what, it still casts great. The rod plays fish well and is strong enough to land them in some awkward (i.e. most) situations. It casts tips and weighted flies just fine (it was designed for it) but is nice with a floater as well. Very versatile. I have 3 other two-handers yet whenever I go steelheading I reach for the Fly-Logic. It's a really good rod.

    I reccomend overlining it with an Airflo 9/10 Delta (or whatever the light blue shooting head is).

    dn'l