Fresh, fast and unfiltered: Scott Fly Rod’s Centric series

US fly rod maker Scott put the feel in fast action rods and now its latest design, the Centric, takes it to the next level.

The cutting-edge Centric series fly rods from Scott are said to deliver new levels of stability, recovery speed, and range, while giving anglers tons of feedback through the easy flexing tip sections and highly-transmissive blanks.

These are the most efficient rods Scott has ever created. High line speed and flat, stable loops are easily generated at any distance with minimal effort from the caster.

Anglers of any skill level will notice these rods feel very light in the hand, are insanely accurate, and are simply a joy to fish at any distance. Ease of roll casts and mends are next level. The ability to control loop shape and line speed at any distance give anglers wide-ranging versatility.

Centric rods combine new tapers and multi-modulus lay ups with a special resin system to increase fibre density and reduce weight, not to mention the next-generation ARC reinforcement for greater stability along multiple axes.

Meanwhile, new custom rolling equipment allows Scott to control fibre placement and density with increased levels of precision.

Component count

To top it all off, Scott designed standard-setting componentry specifically for the Centric rods that are said to redefine functionality, durability and beauty.

These rods are fitted with Flor-grade cork, the latest titanium stripping guides with super slick zirconia inserts,  low-glare Snake Brand Universal snake guides and a redesigned fully-milled reel seat featuring speed threads, easy grip knurling, self-indexing hoods, micarta inserts, a special Delrin lock washer and type 3 flat black hard coat.

It’s no surprise that Scott has produced such a range – after all, it’s been handcrafting the ultimate fishing tools since it was founded in 1974.

Based in Montrose, Colorado, USA, the Scott Fly Rod Company has a history of innovation, dedication to performance and a commitment to protecting the environment while also supporting local fly shops.

Unveiling the Centric series, company president Jim Bartschi explained: “Whenever you can increase the efficiency of a fly rod through new materials, design concepts, process, or some combination of those, it’s a huge opportunity.

“A more efficient rod gives you greater control of line speed and loop shape with less effort. That means your fishing is more enjoyable and successful.”

Centric rods are handcrafted in the USA from the finest materials, are available in models ranging from 8.5ft to 10.0ft and in line weights 4 to 7.

All Centric rods are four pieces and come in an embroidered cloth bag and premium aluminium rod tube along with a lifetime warranty.