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Post 01 Jan 2013, 05:19 • #26 
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Duff wrote:
Arnaud, your Scott was last listed in the 1987 catalog. That's certainly a wonderful find.

Hi Duff,

Thanks for the info!


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Post 27 May 2013, 03:58 • #27 
Sport
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Find another nice one, a 845/5 for under 200$, great size for vacations (that's the excuse ... ). It is in good condition but there is a bit of oxydation on the reel seat. Any advice to fix that?

Arnaud


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Post 28 May 2013, 11:14 • #28 
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Where do you guys find these rods? I have seen them go on e bay for $455 for Scott G 884/5. Crazy bidding occurs. The five piece rods seem to be very favored and even two piece 9' 4 & 9' 5 rods are tough to find. Open to recommendations. Thanks Jeff


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Post 28 May 2013, 16:43 • #29 
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My chance is that Scott Gs are priced much lower on the used market in France than in US. Usually this is cheaper to buy for us overseas but not in this case


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Post 31 Oct 2017, 06:42 • #30 
Sport
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Hi,
someone could tell me, please, if it's possible or if there is a method to find the year of fabrication with the serial number on the rod?
I have a Power-Ply Scott G-804 and i'd like to know when it was fabricated.
Thanks!


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Post 31 Oct 2017, 07:11 • #31 
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Scott can give at least an approximate date if you call them. I've asked several times when buying used rods and they've always been able to provide the info.


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Post 31 Oct 2017, 16:21 • #32 
Sport
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Thank you for the answer! maybe i'll try, but i'm fear to disturb them only for this information wich could take some time if there isn't a method...
( i was thinking that it was a method to find the fabrication date with the serial number ( reading some precise numbers or adding them - to find the year) like on the Old Bamboo Pezon et Michel... :) )


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Post 11 Nov 2017, 00:32 • #33 
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Scottaddict wrote:
Hi,
someone could tell me, please, if it's possible or if there is a method to find the year of fabrication with the serial number on the rod?
I have a Power-Ply Scott G-804 and i'd like to know when it was fabricated.
Thanks!

I’m just glad that you resurrected this older thread! These classic Scott rods are really fine fishing tools.


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Post 03 Aug 2019, 04:04 • #34 
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I have the same rod, and love the action. What reel do you use on it... best "balance?"


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Post 06 Aug 2019, 13:28 • #35 
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A year ago, I purchased what might be a rod identical to yours -- a 9' 6 wt. 2-pc. Powr-ply. It has the downlocking slide band over cork reel seat. The lettering says #G 90-6-278 3.

It is a delight to cast and fish! I've tried a lot of newer rods, but for a 6 wt think I like this one the best.

Kilgore


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Post 29 Oct 2019, 15:24 • #36 
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Your's is an older post, but wanted to say I agree! While I've owned and fly fished many graphite rods (extensively.. for over 50 years now), I like the "original" Scott G's when it comes to graphite. I fish almost entirely for trout, and over the years I've kept a Scott G 8-foot, 4 wt. 2 pc. (factory).. a Scott 81/2-foot, 3 wt, 2-pc (factory demo), and a Scott Powr-Ply 9-foot, 6 wt, 2-pc.

Other graphite Scott rods and many from other makers have come... and gone. One non-Scott graphite I've hung onto is a Powell Light Touch (Travel) 9-foot, 4/5, 4-pc. I found it much better than the long 4 wt. rods from other manufacturers, including Winston. The other graphite I've kept is a Sage Circa 8'9" 5 wt. That is a very light-in-hand, versatile rod. The downside is fighting large fish! I love that rod until I hook a big fish... and fighting it in is just way more difficult than with fiberglass.

ALL of my best fly rods shorter than 8 feet are fiberglass. I've sold off the short graphite, and sold off the long glass... all except for a Livingston 8'9" 5 wt, 4-pc. now posted for sale. It is probably the best longer glass rod I've ever owned... but just too long for me. Reminds me of an 81/2 foot, 6 wt Fisher glass I once owned. Definitely can do the job on larger western water... but a bit too much rod out there for my old wrist and forearm.

So, I think your general rule of thumb is pretty solid... glass to 8 feet, graphite from there.

Kilgore


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Post 20 May 2020, 07:52 • #37 
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Good morning,

Resurrecting an old thread. I'm coming into possession of a Scott G 804/4 s/n 22303. I emailed the folks in Montrose and was informed that the rod was made sometime in the mid-nineties. I was hoping for a bit more info than that. Are there any Scott fanatics here who can chime in with a little more detail?

Perhaps I'm getting ahead of myself as I haven't even handled the rod yet, but the serial # would seem to be pre -1996. The cigar grip seems to be a one off as is the cap and ring hardware.

Any information is greatly appreciated. Can't wait to fish it.



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Post 20 May 2020, 10:56 • #38 
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Not a Scott expert (just a fan), but a few things...

1. I contacted Scott a few times about dating a particular old rod and, like you, was just given an approximate range of years. So Scott's record-keeping isn't as precise as Winston's (Winston can tell you the exact day the rod left the factory).

2. Some info on Scott's warranty page suggests to me that your rod was made prior to 1994. It says that Scott's warranty covers rods with a serial number greater than 35,000 (made prior to 1994). I find that confusing--if they are not covering the earliest rods, then I would have expected them to say that breakpoint is for rods AFTER a particular date--but it nevertheless suggests to me that the serial number for rods produced in 1994 were around 35000, such that yours was made even earlier. The original G series were made for almost 30 years, I believe from 1976 until replaced by the G2 series in 2005.

3. I have two original Gs. The grip on your rod does look different than what I recall seeing on various other original Gs, but one of my rods (a G 883/3) has a cap and ring that look very much like yours. It has a low 6-digit serial number. My other original G (754/3 with a 38xxx serial number) also has a cap and ring, but they're black.

Enjoy it!


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Post 20 May 2020, 17:11 • #39 
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My guess is the tube has block letter scott on it and it was made in either Berkley or Telluride. My guess is telluride. The serial numbers between 15000 and 30000 are my favorite blanks. Looks like an upgraded nickel silver reel seat and custom grip. Very cool rod. Is there a name on it?


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Post 21 May 2020, 12:30 • #40 
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Serial number 22,xxx was certainly a Berkeley rod, made prior to installing rod rolling equipment in our last Berkeley location. 1991-1992 is my guess. Scott moved to Colorado at about serial number 28,000+/- in late 1993. The grip was an optional "Garrison" style, with optional nickel silver slide band over cork. Both options were discontinued in Colorado in favor of a standardized look and better production efficiency.


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Post 21 May 2020, 14:33 • #41 
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Thanks everyone for jumping on this. A special thanks to Larry for the first hand knowledge and intimate details. For some silly reason this makes this rod just a little more special to me, and I haven't even cast it yet. What can I say, I'm a sucker for 8-9' 4wt. vintage graphite rods.


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Post 21 May 2020, 17:15 • #42 
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By the looks of it, you will love that rod. I've had more than a few Scott G's, and not a dog anywhere. Most are gone, but still have a 7 weight Heli-Ply for occasional salty work. A couple others also.


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Post 21 May 2020, 17:25 • #43 
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I was kind of close. I have a ton of gs (and a few of Larry's)


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Post 05 Jun 2020, 12:30 • #44 
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So I got the rod, have lawn casted and fished it too. Pairing it up with a Hardy LRH and 406 wf4. It casts incredibly well on the lawn. Fished it on a tiny creek where the cast of the day was about 9' of leader and 18"-24" of line out of the tip. It is a very accurate rod, but for this creek shorter is better. I'm going to take it out for the trico hatch this weekend and should be able to air out some more line.

This rod indeed came in block letter labeled tube. The original owners name is scripted on the rod in orange ink and perfect penmanship. Apparently he never fished it nor did it's subsequent owners. The ferrules have ZERO wear. The photo I posted is not a great representation. The cork is nearly pristine as is the NS hardware. Can't wait to get it out on the water again.


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Post 05 Jun 2020, 18:36 • #45 
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Looks like a really nice rod...as most of the G’s were.


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Post 16 Jun 2020, 12:18 • #46 
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I've never cast a G804 but if my experience with other G rods is any indication you'll be delighted with it. The cap and ring look quite similar to a G802/3 that I own.


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Post 08 Jul 2020, 10:02 • #47 
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Love the G Series! I have the 882 and the 904 (built from blanks) from the original lineup. The 882 feels exactly like a glass rod and is my go to for small creeks


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Post 09 Aug 2020, 20:38 • #48 
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Just paid for a 7' 6" G 2wt. Never had a rod lighter than a 3wt. Anyone have experience with this model G. I have had a few G series rods but all were heavier weights. Does anyone overline their G's? Was wondering how this rod would do with a 3wt up close. Will have to see when it arrives.


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Post 10 Aug 2020, 00:07 • #49 
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I have my 882 lined with a 2 weight line and it seems to take it well. Probably could handle a 3 weight line though equally well.


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Post 10 Aug 2020, 11:29 • #50 
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I don't know about the 7'6" model, I have the original G-Series G802 in 3 pc. I've always used a true to wt DT2 with it on small streams and never felt the need to go to a 3 wt line.


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