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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-17-2002, 08:19 PM Thread Starter
 
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Originator: RossWellerDate: 1/17/2002 4:19 PM
I'm looking to purchase a Scott ARC Two-handed rod and I have a choice between the ARC1308/3 (13'0" 8wt) or the ARC1409/4 (14'0" 9wt). I'm looking for a rod that can handle casting sinktips and I can use for both summer and winter steelhead.
 
Any recomendations from someone who has used these rods?
 
Thank you,
 
Ross Weller
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-18-2002, 01:06 AM Thread Starter
 
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Originator: Rick JDate: 1/17/2002 9:06 PM
Hi Ross,
I have the Scott 14' 9 wt and the Scott 12'8" 7 wt.  They are both great smooth casting rods.  I have been using an 8/9 Accelerator on the 14' rod.  It handles tips ok but if you are wading deep you gotta work a bit to get the line up.  Their 15' 9 wt is a much more powerful rod and really does great with tips - I am thinking of selling the 14' and replace with the 15' as this would be a bettr all around heavy rod for sink tips and distance casting.  I really love the 12'8" 7wt - it is a true joy to cast - right now I am using a 7 wt midspey.  I cut it at the15' mark and put in my own loops and am using multi tips from a Windcutter I have.  It really handles the floating line well and does a good job with the tips.  I do not use big flies much with this rod - I am fishing the Klamath and usually using #6 flies.  I think with a heavy large fly and sink tip I would struggle a bit.
 
Am very interested in trying the new SA long bellied lines when they come out.  If interested in the 14' 9 wt write me an e-mail and maybe we can work out a deal
 
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Rick J 
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-18-2002, 07:57 AM Thread Starter
 
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Originator: loco_altoDate: 1/18/2002 3:57 AM
Ross,
 
I had the ARC 1308 for a while.  It lacks guts to cast tips well.  it lacks guts in general.  My newer sage 7136 has way more guts
 
no idea about the 1409.
 
good luck, STeve
 
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-18-2002, 08:11 AM Thread Starter
 
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Originator: Fred EvansDate: 1/18/2002 4:11 AM
Can't speak to the 14' rod but do have the ARC 15' 10 wt that I tend to run the 10-11-12 WC on; you can empty the reel with this line/rod combination. No lie, actually hit a fellow fishermen on the other side of the river with a fly early last year.
 
Glad he had a sense of humor.
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