Small trout streams are often overlooked and somehow outclassed by the better-known rivers, but we at Leland know better. Small trout streams offer solitude and although the fish might be smaller, they still bring that childlike smile to your face every time. Fishing your all-purpose trout rod on tighter waters like this can still catch you fish, but somehow the experience is different. With the right fly rod, every cast becomes more enjoyable and smaller fish feel much larger.
Scott Fly Rods knows this and that's exactly why they offer their F2 (fiberglass) series of fly rods. Our favorite model in the line up is their 7'7" #4. It's just perfect for what we believe embodies the reason to fish fiberglass, smaller trout streams. For us in California, this means hiking into the back country of the Sierra Nevada. Summer in the hills means hoppers and warm winds, exactly why we like the four weight. Its has enough authority to cast larger dry flies in the summer winds. At 7'7" in length, it casts well among the tight, willow-lined creeks that flow off the mountains. The relaxed casting tempo provided only by fiberglass allows you to slow down and enjoy all that the mountains have to offer. When you do hook a trout (even a small one), the deep flexing fiberglass celebrates with a bow to each fish.
As for cosmetics, this fly rod screams classic fiberglass with its throwback color scheme and agate stripping guide. The thread wrappings and clean epoxy work proves that America still counts, as does the highly-figured wood on the reel seat. This is just one sweet rod ready to give you a grand experience while exploring the smaller waters we often overlook in life.
Scott F2 774/3 Fiberglass Fly Rod
Line size: 4
Length: 7ft 7in
Handle: Flor cork
Handle shape: Scott standard grip with finish cork
Reel Seat: Machined and anodized single uplocking, laser engraved butt
Stripping Guides: Hard chromed four foot guide with silicon carbide ring
Guides: Hard chromed light wire snakes
Hand inscribed serial number, measuring wrap
Powder coated aluminum rod tube with machined and anodized cap and collar