Hatch Magazine's Review Of The New Scott Centric

The new Scott Centric fly rod

"After 8 years, the widely coveted flagship of Scott's freshwater lineup, the Radian, has a successor. Its replacement, Scott's new Centric, is the product of 18 months of development and is built on all new tapers, a bevy of new technologies and new components.

Scott is one of the few rod makers in today's highly competitive rod market that is generally content to rest on its laurels. And that's a good thing, as Scott historically brings new rods to market when technology and design advancements demand it, rather than simply aiming to offer anglers a shiny new thing to draw their attention away from existing offerings.

The Radian's hallmark was its "fast meets feel" design, and it appears Scott has carried that build philosophy over to the Centric. According to a release by Scott, the new Centric rods take that mantra "to the next level" and "are the most efficient rods Scott has ever created. High line speed and flat, stable loops are easily generated at any distance with minimal effort from the caster. Anglers of any skill level will notice these rods feel very light in the hand, are insanely accurate, and are simply a joy to fish at any distance. Ease of roll casts and mends are next level. The ability to control loop shape and line speed at any distance give anglers wide-ranging versatility.""