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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-02-2012, 01:58 AM Thread Starter
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Scott L2H 11' 6" #8 Switch

Anyone have firsthand experience with this rod? Rio and Scott skagit recommendations are quite far off (575/525 vs. 440).
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-02-2012, 08:06 AM
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i've spent a bit of time with the 7 wt and i'm positive those ratings that Scott has on their site are way off. for the 1157 i like about 450 for regular lines and as much as 500 likely if you like a deep load skagit style.

i've only cast the 8 and not fished it but the compact scandi 510 was a rocket off it so i would think Rio has it about right.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-06-2012, 04:12 PM
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call Scott

I have last year's model which is the A3. I could not make sense of what weight line to put on it. So in desperation I called Scott and spoke to Ian. I told him what I wanted it to do and he said use X grains. Suddenly I was a happy man. I do Scandi casts so the 400g I like doubtless means nothing to you. I know I like a hole lot less line than most do. Scott did not respond to email the last time I tried.

I did see the L2H at my local fly shop and it's a wow. Much thinner and lighter than the A3. I can't wait to try it when the weather gets better.
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For the A3 1108/4 Ian at Scott Fly Rods mentioned skagit 400gr 10%. From what I have read, most are fishing this rod with a 450gr or 480gr skagit. I went with a 450gr Skagit Switch.

Unfortunately I have not yet seen or cast an L2H. With the L2H being longer than the A3, I would be surprised if the grain window will be the same. I would probably be looking around 480gr to 520gr for skagit.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-09-2012, 01:39 PM
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I have the 7 wt L2H with airflo speydicator which is 490 grain & 31 1/2 foot head. I love it so far for nymphing, mends great. Haven't swung it too much but have given it a couple test drives, seems to bang it out at med distances, I usually fish med Great Lakes tribs so distance isn't usually what I'm after. Goes farther than I need it to. I can't tell you how it is for long casts but love it for everything else.
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