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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-02-2012, 12:58 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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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 6 (permalink) Old 03-06-2012, 03:12 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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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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Anyone using an airflo scout or OPST commando on this rod now? I'd love to hear what weight you like and what sort of tips you are turning over with it.


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