Scott Centric Freshwater Fly Fishing Rods

Welcome The Scott Centric Generation Of Fly Rod Design

Jim Bartschi and the crew at Scott Fly Rods put the fast in feel with the groundbreaking and simply iconic Radian, and now they're kicking it up a gear with the new Scott Centric fly rod. With never seen before stability, immediate recovery speed, the power to extend the casting range of any angler, topped off with soft flexing tip sections for feel and easy loading in close.

These are the most efficient rods Scott has ever created. High line speed, flat, stable loops are easily generated at any distance with minimal effort from the caster. These are rods that are accessible for any level of angler and are light, pin point accurate, and simply too much fun to cast at any distance.

If you're looking for a fly rod that can roll cast and mend efficiently for your big water, winter style fishing, or want a sexy loop and fast line speed back country machine, the Scott Centric has versatility in spades.

Scott Centric Fly Rods Are Technically Superior

New generation ARC 2 (Advanced Carbon Reinforcement) is over 35% lighter and sets a new first in ultra-light multi-ply blank construction. The result is even more torsional stability with substantially lighter weight. This helps your rod track better for greater loop control and pin point accuracy.

Centric rods combine new precision construction techniques with our innovative new Carbon Link resin system to bond carbon fibres in a very dense matrix. The result? An exponentially lighter, more efficient rod that reduces casting fatigue and effort, while improving accuracy and versatility performance.

Centric rods combine new tapers and multi-modulus lay ups to increase fibre density and reduce weight, and new custom rolling equipment allows us to control fibre placement and density with new levels of precision.

Fitted With Only The Best In Fly Rod Componentry

And just to top it all off, Scott fly Rods have designed new standard-setting componentry for Centric rods that redefine functionality, durability, and beauty.

Scott Centric rods are fit with Flor grade cork, new titanium stripping guides with super slick zirconia inserts, new low glare Snakebrand Universal snake guides, and a new fully milled reel seat featuring speed threads, easy grip knurling, self-indexing hoods, micarta inserts, a special Delrin lock washer, and type 3 flat black hard coat.

The new titanium stripping guides with super slick zirconia inserts not only reduce weight while maintaining excellent strength but also assist in shooting line and look super pimp while doing so.

These new, patented, American made guides from Snake Brand feature radius feet which conform to the blank, have the best corrosion resistance, and even have a self-lubricating finish to shoot line farther.

Now with a low glare finish for added stealth.


Scott Centric Fly Rod Technology

Carbon Link

Centric rods combine new precision construction techniques with our innovative new resin system to bond carbon fibres in a very dense matrix.


Scott's Advanced Reinforced Carbon (ARC) adds directional stability and hoop strength while minimising additional weight. The new generation ARC is over 35% lighter and sets a new first in ultra-light multi-ply blank construction.


ReAct technology combines Scott Fly Rod's X-Core design with a new complex materials and taper system to create a break-through in fast action rod design.


Enhanced feel, incredible stability and unequalled performance. X-Core combines the industry’s leading composite technologies with cutting edge design.

Multi Modulus

Scott pioneered the use of multi modulus fibre lay ups in blank design. By varying the fibre tensile modulus along the length of the rod, Scott is able to precisely control the stiffness and recovery speed of their blanks.

Fibrefuse Resin

The all new FibreFuse enhanced resin system uses new chemistry to create bonds between each graphite fibre that are over 20% stronger than conventional epoxy resins.

Natural Finish

Natural finish blanks aren't subjected to the rip through the sanding belt, nor are they covered with heavy paint to add pop in your fly shop. We're firm believers in the natural beauty of graphite. A natural finish blank is built to exacting tolerances. Scott's advanced resin systems permeate the blank, leaving a durable finish that will stand up to years of abuse.

Mil-Spec III

A Mil-Spec III anodize penetrates the surface of the aluminium, creating the hardest, most durable, and most corrosion resistant finish available.


With the highest strength to weight ratio and corrosion resistance of any metal, our titanium guide frames let you worry about the fishing, and not about the salt.

Universal Guides

These new, patented, American made guides from Snake Brand feature radius feet which conform to the blank, have the best corrosion resistance, and even have a self-lubricating finish to shoot line farther.








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Follow these simple steps to ensure your Scott fly rod will perform at its peak.

Assembly and Disassembly
Grasp the opposing rod sections close to the ferrule (without touching the guides) and firmly push them together with a downward twisting motion until the sections are aligned and snugly seated.

Disassemble by gently pulling and twisting apart.

Internal ferrules should have a 1/8-1/2 inch gap between sections to allow for proper flex and wear.

Effects Of Water On Your Rod
Your rod is made to perform on the water and is designed to get wet. It is not made to withstand storage while wet. Always completely dry your rod before storing it. Otherwise, you will have mildew, mold, damage to the finish, and/or corrosion on your rod next time you take it out of its case.

Always rinse your rod with freshwater and dry thoroughly if you've used it in salt water.

Preventing Rod Breakage
Avoid hitting the rod with hard or sharp objects like tree branches, weighted flies, split shot, or rocks. This can either break the rod or cause damage that will lead to breakage. When playing and landing fish, try to avoid rod angles greater than 45-50 degrees. Never lift a fish so that the butt of the rod is pointing at the fish (high sticking) or use your non grip hand to lift fish from the middle of the rod. To dislodge a snagged fly, point the rod directly at the snag and pull back on the line until the fly dislodges or the tippet breaks. It is much less expensive and painful to lose a fly than to break a high performance hand crafted rod. When stringing your rod, fold the end of the fly line in two and pull it and the leader straight through the guides without bending the rod. The tip of your rod is the most vulnerable section as it is fine in diameter, light weight and usually nine or more feet away from you. Most fly rods are broken in car doors, windows, ceiling fans, vaccum cleaners, by pets, or just about any thing other than actual fishing. Extra awareness when moving with your rod assembled or setting it down will extend its life.

Please take good care of your rod, and it will take good care of you.

Scott Graphite and Fiberglass Rod Original Owner Warranty

We design rods for high performance and build them to last a lifetime. Sometimes things don't go as planned and you break a rod (sometimes even we mess up). It's for these occasions that we warranty our fly rods and have a dedicated repair department of rod craftsmen.

If you've just joined the family and purchased yourself a new Scott fly rod then welcome to the family, and you can register your new prized possession here.

The Scott Lifetime Warranty applies only to the original owner of new graphite and fiberglass rods, and must be registered within 30 days of purchase. Unregistered or resold rods are not covered by this warranty. The warranty does not cover loss or theft, loss or damage caused by transportation such as airlines, UPS, FedEx, US Mail, intentional damage, or damage from neglect.

Scott guarantees every registered fly rod and blank we craft with a serial number greater than 35,000 (made prior to ~1994). If for some reason we can't repair your rod, we'll figure out a replacement strategy with you. Thread colors may vary from those on the original rod. Discontinued cosmetic options and components will be replaced with their most comparable equivalent.

Scott Graphite and Fiberglass Blank Original Owner Warranty

Scott blanks carry the same warranty as our built rods, but we do not warranty the components or labor contributed by the customer rod builder. Broken sections built from blanks will be replaced by unfinished blanks. Please remove any components on broken sections prior to returning the broken rod.

Scott SC Warranty

Every Scott bamboo rod comes with a warranty that covers defects in materials and workmanship for one year from the date of purchase. This warranty is valid for the original owner only. Any modification and/or repair other than by Scott will void your warranty.

For further information on your SC warranty and helpful care instructions, please reference the warranty card included with your rod. 

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.

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