November 22, 2017 at 11:34 pm #7551
Now with the new Scott G Series, and being $100 more than the G2’s were, I can’t swing that kind of money for a new rod. But the G2’s are on clearance for $595. Well, I did better. I just purchased a new Scott G2 from a friend who has only used it twice for $400. It’s the 884/4, and I am happy. I have wanted this rod for such a long time, and even though the new series has better upgrades, and is supposed to be better in the wind, I don’t care.
This is the one rod that has eluded me longer than any other rod, and now I finally have one. I’m a little excited over it, and I plan to ask for the Ross Animus reel for it as a Christmas gift.November 23, 2017 at 10:37 am #7553
Yes, but you didn’t buy the rod you always wanted Scotty. If it’s better in the wind it must be stiffer than the original G rod. I’ve owned the 884 G rod in the past. It wasn’t a 4 pcs though.
I don’t understand the rod companies today. They know how to make rods with the old classic med action, but they seem afraid to do it. They must think nobody will like them. They don’t realize there’s a large group of fly fisherman who don’t buy new rods anymore, because they’re too stiff. All the feedback they get are from those who like fast rods, because that’s all they make. Including the reviews online. They never hear from those who like softer rods, because they don’t make the rods anymore.
They’ll never get a dime from me. Lot’s of the old originals are still easy to find.November 23, 2017 at 1:16 pm #7554
No Creek, I did get the one I wanted. Let me explain it a little better.
Yes, I do like the new G series, they are really nice, and when I went to Boulder when the Scott Reps. came down I got to play with the new G’s, remember? OK, the 9′ rods even in the 4wts, were nice, but a little stiff for the feel I was expecting. The 884 was a little softer, but not quite where I was hoping it to be, but it was close. The 844, BINGO!! That rod had the feel I was hoping the 884 would have.
Now the new G’s are better in the wind than the G2’s are, and that’s fine. If it’s a little breezy, I’ll bring out my Flex. And with the new hardware on the new G’s v.s what the G2’s have, who cares. I still can’t afford a $850 rod right now anyway.
No Creek, I did get the rod I have wanted for a long time, at a much cheaper cost. In my hands the G2 884 has the feel I like. So what if the new G’s are better in the wind. The comment of the new G’s being $100 more than the G2’s may have been a little misleading, making you think even not being able to afford a G, I wanted one exclusively. I do like the new G’s, don’t get me wrong, but let me quote you a little; they lack soul. Compared to the G2’s they do lack that feel the G2’s have. Not by much, but enough that even I can feel a difference. do like the fact the new G’s are more modern in the components and resins and such, making it a stronger rod, but the G2’s have the feel. And I’m sure the G2 can handle the same size fish and cast the same size flies that the new G can handle. I am not that picky as some may be about rods. They don’t have to have the latest and greatest new bells and whistles for me to fall in love with. That’s why I never buy a brand new truck. I don’t need an office on wheels. Just give me something to drive that’s dependable.
I do wish companies today would get off the fast track with rods, and build rods that are more of the traditional feel, at least traditional in my lifetime. I have been having a discussion with a gentleman I know on this subject, and he’s selling all his Sage rods because he’s enjoying the slower mid flex rods like the G’s or G2’s. To me, the mid flex medium action is truly what a true trout rod should be, and I understand all makers who make these type of rods have their own versions of a mid flex rod. I like that, and it leaves a person enough rods to try and figure out which rod from which company they like the most without getting overwhelmed.
I would like to try the Winston WT someday if given the chance. I have never casted a Winston. But I keep hearing they are not the same as they were. Are any rod companies the same as they were these days? But that’s a topic for another day. I’m very happy with the G2. I fell in love with them years ago when all these new rods were coming out, and I admit I got caught up in getting the latest and greatest trap.November 23, 2017 at 3:47 pm #7555
I shouldn’t read so fast. I thought you bought a new G rod, and I was talking about the original G rod. I never fooled with the G2. I didn’t like them when I tried one.
So, it makes sense you got a G2 if you’ve wanted one for a long time. I thought you wanted an original G which is a sweet rod. Those are the only Scotts i’ve owned.
We have different tastes. I like softer rods than you do. I’ve even owned a few Winston WT rods and didn’t like them. I always got the IM6 Winstons. Winston will try and convince you the IM6 and WT are the same rod. They didn’t fool a lot of us who had both rods.
I never found a need for a stiffer rod in the wind. I’ll go down on a knee and cast sidearm. If it’s too windy for that to work it’s too windy to fish and i’ll go home. That, or go to a creek with lots of cover. I refuse to let the weather dictate my choice of rods.
I’m a stubborn old coot and set in my ways. I don’t expect anybody to agree with me. However, I have an irresistible urge to give my opinion anyway. 😀November 23, 2017 at 6:59 pm #7556
And your opinions are always welcome in my book.
I have never used an IM6 rod either. I remember them, but that’s it. I’m at home with faster glass rods like the F2, mid flex graphite rods to some mid/tip flex rods. I only have one true fast rod, and it’s not that fast according to other name brand rods. I guess it’s a give and take thing with rods, and everyone has their own likes & dislikes. I never judge a persons rod, or the person by their rod, whether it’s a $150 rod, or $900. People know what they like, and not everyone has money to burn. Not that you are judging me, I know you’re not.
The original G, I do remember my grandfather eyeing those for awhile, but he stuck with his bamboo. I was just 7 or 8 when the G’s came out.November 23, 2017 at 9:44 pm #7557
Yes, but they made the G rod until 2005 when the G2 came out.
I’ve been reading about the new G rod. It sounds like a rod I might like, but the price is ridiculous. I’ll wait until someone beats the crap out of one and sells it cheap.November 24, 2017 at 12:27 am #7558
2005? I didn’t know the original G lasted that long. All I know is I have wanted the G2 since 2012.
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