Out With the Old and In With the New – Fins and Feathers Bozeman
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Out With the Old and In With the New

We just received the new Scott Flex rods here at the shop. It is the newest rod in the Scott lineup, and is replacing the Scott A4. At $475 it is a great rod for the price, that offers lots of the same technology Scott has put into the Radian and Meridian rods. In comparison to its predecessor the A4, it has a faster action without sacrificing the feel and feedback that you sometimes miss out on with a faster rod. They were able to accomplish this by using expanded core blanks that have larger diameters and thinner walls, combined with advanced reinforced carbon to maintain the strength of the rods. Swing by the shop and give it a cast! We are also selling our remaining A4’s at 30% off to make room for the new rods if you are looking for a deal!!

Here is some more from Scott on the ARC and X-Core technologies


Advanced Reinforced Carbon reduces torque and increases strength.

Scott is the leader in carbon blank reinforcements. Our latest ARC technology adds hoop strength to our blanks without adding weight, and counteracts torque that can reduce casting accuracy and line control.


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.