Of all the bamboo fly rod models available from Scott, this particular model is a standout. Bamboo is a unique material and like any material has its limits and sweet spots. There's just something very special about bamboo nearing the seven foot mark. Due to bamboo's weight, a longer fly rod can feel top heavy. Not this model, it's so sweetly balanced you will want to cast it all day long. Furthermore, it has a crisper action than most cane fly rods. You might call it spirited. With the stop of the rod's tip during a cast, effortless, happy loops of fly line are formed. As a four weight, it makes for the perfect dry fly rod. It allows for very subtle presentations, yet still retains the accuracy and authority to cast larger, fluffier dry flies, even in the wind. This is one great dry fly trout rod.
This hand-crafted bamboo fly rod is perfect for those smaller streams thick with cover and full of selective big browns. Flamed to medium cognac, matched with spalted maple reel seat inserts, this rod has crystal clear windings, and super-lightweight nickel silver ferrules handmade by the ferrule master himself, Hariki of Japan. The proprietary Node Stabilization construction gives it it's strength. Rare is the feeling of this bamboo rod, it's crisp, with reserve power, yet is very light in hand. It's strong, to handle any size fish; it is a feeling found only in Ramanauska bamboo.
Ramanauskas fly rods use only the finest bamboo, hand flamed to a medium silky-smooth cognac color, and ultra-lightweight handmade nickel-silver ferrules from Master ferrule maker Hariki of Japan, complemented with spalted maple wood inserts with engraved nickel silver cap and ring hardware which are hand finished and blued to deep grey-blue gun metal color. Then, flawless, clear translucent silk wraps finished with a soft burgundy silk trim, matching gun metal blued SnakeBrand guides with select real agate stripping guides in nickel silver frame, and just the right touch of finish complete this masterpiece. The Scott/ Ramanauskas Split Cane SC 6114-2 fly rod has exceptional feel, and now you should be the one feeling it!
Leland on Scott SC Bamboo 6114-2 Fly Rod
Line Size: 4
Sections: 2, with an extra tip
Reel Seat: Uplocking Nickel Silver with Spalted Maple insert