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Re: Scott F Series
Post 13 Mar 2019, 16:35 • #201 
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I was going to write this earlier today, but I didn't want to be snarky. I think they made these "subtle" changes to give the buyer enough of a reason to upgrade. The average fisherman will not notice or care about the difference of flex or recovery, but they LOVE the idea of packable rods, and uplocking reel seats give people more confidence. If I'm right it's lame.


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Re: Scott F Series
Post 13 Mar 2019, 20:34 • #202 
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Given that Scott made fantastic 5 piece rods well in the past I really don't think the number of pieces is an issue.


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Re: Scott F Series
Post 14 Mar 2019, 06:54 • #203 
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The F2 series had one pick of the litter and so far from what I have read and cast the new series has at least three the 6'6" ,5'8" and the 7'2" 4wt.I still would love to get my hands on the 5pc. 3WT.David you are right I really can't pick up the suttel differene in the way they cast but love the packabillity......Aurelio


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Re: Scott F Series
Post 14 Mar 2019, 16:28 • #204 
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I believe $100


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Re: Scott F Series
Post 30 Mar 2019, 16:16 • #205 
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I had a chance to cast the F 622 and 663 the other day. I haven't cast many rods as short and light as these, so take it with a grain of salt. But...

622: pretty nifty little rod. Required a very light touch and felt very sensitive, but it threw nice tight loops with a tiny amount of effort. I can see the appeal, but I would worry that the smallest amount of wind or a slightly larger fly would be a problem. I like to have some options, and this seems pretty niche. Fun though.

663: I liked this one a bit better. I could feel the rod load more than with the 622, and it cast with a bit more authority. Unlike the 622, I felt like I could push the rod harder and tighten up the loops. I'd feel more confident with this configuration. But I agree with everyone else that the reel seat is a shame, a slip ring would be preferable and would lighten it up a bit.

aurelio corso wrote:
JB,they stiffened the tip ever so slightly and the blanks are unsanded and very good looking but I like the handle on the f2 653 better.If you do need a really short rod the 5' 8" is amazing once you get a little line out and handle the same size flies and nymph's and cast as far and into a little wind like your F2.....Aurelio

You decided to keep your F2 653 in favor of the custom F 663, right? Did you end up liking the F2 that much better?

I'm thinking about a rod along these lines. I'd love a chance to try the F2 653, and I'm intrigued by the Steffen 2/3 models and the Barclay 68. Finding an opportunity to cast these things before buying is the big challenge. Packability is a factor for me, but I any sub-7' 3pc is going to pack down plenty small for my uses.


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Re: Scott F Series
Post 30 Mar 2019, 17:01 • #206 
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I kept the f2 because it is .3 ounces lighter and love the cap and ring.Both the F2 and new F653 are excellent and versatile small stream rods that can handle some wind.If you decide you like the new F Series I have a custom with the cap and ring never fished for sale.......Aurelio
As far as much better I am not a good enough caster ,to me they are really close


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Re: Scott F Series
Post 30 Mar 2019, 17:27 • #207 
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aurelio corso wrote:
I kept the f2 because it is .3 ounces lighter and love the cap and ring.Both the F2 and new F653 are excellent and versatile small stream rods that can handle some wind.If you decide you like the new F Series I have a custom with the cap and ring never fished for sale.......Aurelio
As far as much better I am not a good enough caster ,to me they are really close

The F2 653 is 0.3oz lighter than your custom F 663 with cap and ring? If so, it's surprising that the new gen rod in an almost identical configuration is actually heavier. Maybe it's the extra ferrule?


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Re: Scott F Series
Post 30 Mar 2019, 17:36 • #208 
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Finally fished the F series 7’2” 4 wt. It worked great for brookies in VA throwing dries and dry/dropper rigs. Love the rod. Only complaint is that the tip section came off twice. I’m usually pretty good about checking/tightening sections, but they seemed unusually loose. We’ll see how it goes next time.


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Re: Scott F Series
Post 30 Mar 2019, 19:37 • #209 
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Yes it was the custom with cap and ring that I weighed .........Aurelio


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Re: Scott F Series
Post 08 Apr 2019, 04:59 • #210 
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I'm interested of the 583, but in wonder if it can handle bigger fish than small brook trout without feeling too weak?


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Scott F Series
Post 08 Apr 2019, 05:25 • #211 
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Another option is Yamame rod’s ‘Tiny Devil’


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Re: Scott F Series
Post 08 Apr 2019, 08:03 • #212 
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Ixoye,I handled a 14 or 15" cutt last fall with no problem ........Aurelio


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Re: Scott F Series
Post 08 Apr 2019, 18:27 • #213 
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aurelio corso wrote:
Ixoye,I handled a 14 or 15" cutt last fall with no problem ........Aurelio


So the little one have some decent backbone after all, now I got even more tempted :)


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Re: Scott F Series
Post 10 Apr 2019, 12:17 • #214 
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I have seen photos of some nice bass caught on the 583...wouldn't make it a habit though! LOL


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Re: Scott F Series
Post 24 Apr 2019, 08:02 • #215 
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tln1313 wrote:
Finally fished the F series 7’2” 4 wt. It worked great for brookies in VA throwing dries and dry/dropper rigs. Love the rod. Only complaint is that the tip section came off twice. I’m usually pretty good about checking/tightening sections, but they seemed unusually loose. We’ll see how it goes next time.


Use a little ferrule wax. I had same issue with another fly rod. Hasn't happened since.


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Re: Scott F Series
Post 24 Apr 2019, 08:16 • #216 
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Fished the 724 and the 653 together the other day and was surprised at how the 3 out performed the 4. I was fishing a mountain brook into the wind and found the 4 to be finicky, whereas the 3 handled it well.

The 4 is strange to me in the respect that it compliments me so well when lawn casting it but on the water I haven't exactly dialed it in yet. The 653 is definitely "Creek Jesus" though.


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Re: Scott F Series
Post 24 Apr 2019, 08:26 • #217 
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Thanks for the review........Aurelio
Never mind the PM


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Re: Scott F Series
Post 29 Apr 2019, 07:03 • #218 
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I have an F2 6' for 2WT, lovely rod and I see no reason to upgrade, it was a good rod and still is. I bought mine used so I saved a lot of money and it arrived like new. A specialty rod which I use occasionally and for that it's lovely.


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Re: Scott F Series
Post 08 May 2019, 22:49 • #219 
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tln1313 wrote:
Finally fished the F series 7’2” 4 wt. It worked great for brookies in VA throwing dries and dry/dropper rigs. Love the rod. Only complaint is that the tip section came off twice. I’m usually pretty good about checking/tightening sections, but they seemed unusually loose. We’ll see how it goes next time.


I had this problem with my f2 when I first got it. I sent it back in to Scott and they fixed it permanently.


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Re: Scott F Series
Post 21 May 2019, 07:05 • #220 
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Would the smallest Battenkill 1 fit on the F 583?


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Re: Scott F Series
Post 21 May 2019, 07:36 • #221 
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I don't know about the battenkill but the CFO 2,ryobi 255 mg,and the smallest austin Forbes works for me.........Aurelio


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Re: Scott F Series
Post 03 Jun 2019, 08:58 • #222 
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The Battenkill foot should be fine. I use a Ross Colorado 0-3 on mine. Fits well.


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Re: Scott F Series
Post 18 Jun 2019, 10:33 • #223 
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I ended up with 2 of the 724s...still have one with its grip in the plastic. If you want it, send me a message and I can get you pictures and details.


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Re: Scott F Series
Post 01 Jul 2019, 19:25 • #224 
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Aurelio
What line do you use on your 6'6" F2? I just bought the 6'6" F-Series. I used a Lamson LP 1.5 with Rio Gold WF3 to lawn cast.


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Re: Scott F Series
Post 02 Jul 2019, 07:15 • #225 
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I have been using SA mastery series trout dt.3.I have not tried rio gold on the F but use it on my F2 sometimes.


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