Scott NZ Special Fly Fishing Rod
Scott NZ Special
The NZ Special is the ultimate high line speed trout rod for battling big fish in gnarly conditions. If you want to drop a dry fly at short range on monster brown sitting in skinny water then this is not your rod - but if you’re wanting a rod that can bust through the toughest Norwester on a day when your buddies have pulled out their spinning rods then the Scott NZ Special is your stick.
Traditionally super fast action fly rods have been blunt instruments that lacked any short range touch or feel, but the new NZ Special has just enough life in the tip to get the job done in close if you need to. If there is one six weight fly rod on the market that has been built to cover the full range of New Zealand fly fishing conditions then the Scott NZ Special is it.
The new NZ Special is built on the same IFTD Best In Show award winning Scott Sector architecture, so you know it's a winner straight out of the gate. But what does that mean exactly?
Well, we're glad you asked!
Let's start with the all new Carbon Web Technology that increases torsional stability and rod durability by encasing the unidirectional fibers in a web of ultra-light multi-directional carbon fiber. These fibers help counteract torsional forces giving you better tracking and positive long line pickups for redirecting casts. They also help to reduce the propagation of micro fractures from stress or impact that can easily run in unidirectional layups and lead to failure. Combining Carbon Web with Scott’s ARC and multi-modulus lay-ups, creates the newestground- breaking advancement in fly rod technology. And if you just want a quick translation of all this tech-it simply means higher performance, easier fishing, and more fun for you.
Ceracoil stripping guides combine nickel titanium ‘shape memory’ frames with super slick, high-tech Zirconia inserts for a new patent pending guide that will never corrode, will return to its original shape if bent, and has the lowest coefficient of friction for better line shooting. And just to go completely over the top, our Ceracoil guides are PVD coated in a low reflective black finish. The Physical Vapor Deposition process creates a tougher smoother finish than traditional plated finishes.
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.