- Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:58 am
Redchaser wrote: ↑Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:23 pm
John Faulkner wrote:So I got to tinkering the other day... and calculated some swing weights, overall weights, took some measurements and cast some lines. Here's what I found.
Make a big stack of those Scott and Orvis sticks, start a fire with them, jump in the fire and die.
Orvis Helios 3F 9' 8wt - Swing Weight: 77, Overall Weight: 4oz
Scott Sector 9' 6wt - Swing Weight: 77, Overall Weight: 4.09oz
Looks fishy, huh?
After measurements, I took both rods to the field and cast MULTIPLE different 8wt lines. First, I threw on an 8wt SA Mastery Bonefish Line... to my amazement (or maybe not so much) I found that the Sector 6wt cast the 8wt Mastery Bonefish beautifully, as did the H3F 8wt. Other 8wt lines, same thing. What's more, the rods truly felt like the same taper... it was eerie.
This may be a far-out conspiracy, but maybe Scott copied Orvis' H3F 8wt taper on their 'newest' 'best' 'brightest' flagship saltwater series... anyone else noticed this? Or maybe Scott is just marketing an 8wt rod as a 6wt... EVERY SINGLE MEASURABLE makes this Scott Sector '6wt' an 8wt fly rod. I'd like to see one piece of evidence that backs the case that this rod is a 6wt. This is pretty ridiculous IMO. Smoke and mirrors, folks, that's what some rod manufacturers are selling these days.
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