2015 appears like the year of the mid valued rod. Every rod maker appears to be saying "out with the old and in with the new" when it concerns mid range poles this season. I will be taking you via the globe of these new mid ranged poles one at a time, beginning with the Scott Tidal.
Scott has actually long been referred to as a leader in fly rod technology, and they prove it with the Tidal series of poles. These rods are offered in 7 via 12 weight models, all 9'0" in length. They're built with the exact same X-Core and Multi Modulus technology that are discovered in their higher valued poles, and at $475 these rods will not spend a lot.
For my testing purposes I paired a 9wt Scott Tidal rod with an Orvis Hydros V reel spooled with Hatch Tropical 9wt line. This pole is most definitely a quick activity rod but has a softer pointer compared to the S4s or Radian.With all anodized equipment as well as costs cork, this rod is deep sea ready and also built to last a life time. They include Scott's sleeve ferrule and also are happily made in the USA.
The pole casts like a desire in every feeling of the word. Generally I like a medium action rod, yet boy does this baby sling! I was able to release a simple 80 foot double haul with really little effort. This rod is a little much heavier compared to other mid variety offerings from various other business, but the softer suggestion as well as peace of cast greater than offsets the bigger weight. I was able to select up to 80 feet of line as well as accurately cast it back out with a single over hand actors, something that every deep sea angler understands is a terrific capacity for a rod to have. Not just does this pole really sling, it's precise from 20 feet as much as 60 and beyond. I adjust targets at 20, 30, 50, and 60 feet, taking 15 casts at each I just missed my target two times, and simply by an inch at that.
I'll offer this rod 9/10. If they brought the weight down a tad it would certainly be an ideal 10 in my thoughts. Strong, salt ready equipment, a light adequate pointer for delicate discussions, as well as sufficient backbone to scrap the entirety of the line make this rod among the most effective in it's rate variety I've yet to examine this year. Again, Scott provides a costs pole at a rate the laypersons could afford. Go examination one yourself, I make sure you'll be itching to take one residence with you.