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Scott SAS - 5 wts Freshwater Rods Review

Scott SAS - 5 wts


Description
The SAS Series are top quality, high performance fly rods that represent leading edge technology in sleeve ferrule fly rods. Their lightweight feel and medium-fast actions make them universally easy to cast and fish. Each model in the SAS Series is designed for maximum versatility in both angling technique and fishing applications.


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Length
8'6
Line Weight
5
Sections
2
Series
SAS
Weight String
3.2oz


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Review Date
June 22, 2006

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

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Reviewed by: clarkman23 ,  Car Camper

Summary:
I love this rod!!! I have the 8'6" 5 wt. and use it for virtually all of my trout fishing. I would say that it's closer to medium action than fast action. I casts with accuracy and it's great for longer casts as well. My other 5 wts. offer no comparison. I have a Heritage that's an absolute cannon but lacks the up close touch that this rod has. This is definitely my go to rod as far as trout are concerned.

Customer Service:
We'll see in a few weeks, although I've heard that it's great!!!

Similar Products Used:
Heritage 9' 5wt., Cortland CL, Hardy glass (will get it in the mail soon)


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Review Date
December 11, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

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Reviewed by: Ryan Chandler ,  20 days a year

Summary:
Excellent rod, responds quickly and sends the line anywhere you could want it. Before buying, I cast several of the over priced and well-known "parking-lot" rods. In the end, I went for the SAS. The 6wt was a bit too fast, but the 5wt seemed perfect. Try this rod, it performs very well.

Customer Service:
No need for them yet.

Similar Products Used:
St. Croix Imperial
Reddington(various models)
G Loomis


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Review Date
November 1, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

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 5 of 5

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Reviewed by: Alan Gustafson ,  20 days a year

Summary:
I have owned this rod for 6 years and it has not failed me yet. It has handled fish from 10" to over 20" with ease. I have casted many other brands of rods at fly fishing shows and nothing compares to the scott in its price range. I liked this rod so much that I also purchased an SAS 3 weight and a SAS 6 weight.

Customer Service:
Great!!! I split the cork on the handle of my 3 weight. I sent the rod in and they replaced the entire but section including reel seat and I had my rod back in 2 1/2 weeks as good as new.

Similar Products Used:
Sage,Orvis
Have only casted these at fly fishing shows but in both cases I had to get up to rods that cost 3 to 4 times as much as the Scott to get to something that casted and felt even close.


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Review Date
July 9, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

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Reviewed by: dave ar ,  Day Hiker , from East Hampton, CT

Summary:
Great ROd for the $, would be a great rod if it cost more too! What it lacks in looks it makes up for in performance. The action allows accurate casts but also can heave a fly if you have to.

Customer Service:
TBD- hopefullt not!

Similar Products Used:
Sage XP, Orvis, St. Croix, TFO


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Review Date
September 2, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

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 5 of 5

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Reviewed by: rossibug ,  20 days a year , from Aurora, Ohio

Summary:
This is a great rod. Mine is a five piece travel rod. It has caught up t ofive ound fish with ease. When my 5 wt Sage RPL+ 4 pc. travel rod broke on the same size fish, the Scott was able to handle the stress and help me land the unexpected 'beast'. A little slower action that I'd like, but I have fished from 3x to 7x tippet (with 12 ft. leader)and the rod handles that entire range.

Customer Service:
Have not had a chance to use it.

Similar Products Used:
Sage


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