About The Scott Fly Rod Company

about the scott fly rod company, scott fly rod sign and original logo

The Scott Fly Rod Company started in a basement on Cook Street in San Francisco back in 1973 when Harry Wilson followed his dream of building a better fly rod. Being an accomplished engineer and angler, Harry left his job as an executive to pursue his passion for building the world's finest fly rods. Incorporated in 1974, and named after Harry's son, Scott, the company quickly became known for fine fiberglass fly rods. Innovations like the first five piece rods for backpacking and traveling anglers caught the attention of serious fishermen. In the early 70's, graphite came on the scene. Scott was there to lead the charge, and was the company that realized this material allowed rod designers to build the first performance long light line rods. Scott introduced a new concept in fly rods in 1975, a 9 foot rod for a 4 line that opened the eyes of anglers around the world. In 1975, Harry Wilson hired his first employee, and he and his team developed and grew the company from Wilson's basement to a rod company known across the globe in just a few short years. With business booming, Scott moved to a new location across the Bay to meet the needs of increased demand. In 1993, Scott moved operations from Berkley, California to Telluride, Colorado. The Telluride facility soon began to stretch at the seams, and a new facility was built in Montrose, Colorado where we operate today, continuing our traditions of innovation and handcrafting every Scott rod.

Scott fly rod compnay, old photo with harry Wilson the guy who started the company