Introducing the new Centric series fly rods.
Scott put the feel in fast action rods. Now we’re taking it to the next level.
Cutting edge Centric series fly rods deliver new levels of stability, recovery speed, and range, while giving anglers tons of feedback through the easy flexing tip sections and highly transmissive blanks.
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. Apparent to anglers of any skill level, these rods feel very light in the hand, are insanely accurate, and are simply a joy to fish at any distance.
Ease of roll casts and mends is next level. The ability to control loop shape and line speed at any distance give anglers wide ranging versatility.
Centric rods combine new tapers and multi-modulus lay ups with a new resin system to increase fiber density and reduce weight, and they feature our new generation ARC reinforcement for greater stability along multiple axes. New custom rolling equipment allows us to control fiber placement and density
with new levels of precision. And just to top it all off, we 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.
Centric rods retail for $945 and are available in models ranging from 8.5’ to 10.0,’ in line weights 4 to 7. All Centric rods are 4 pieces and come in an embroidered cloth bag and premium aluminum rod tube. Centric rods are handcrafted in the USA from the finest materials.
First off, it’s a Scott. The mark of craftsmanship and attention to detail doesn’t fall short upon the new Centric. The aesthetics of the black real seat, micarta inserts and red details throughout make this an incredible piece that stands out amongst the crowd. (Or not, depending!) the casting is effortless. Line loads well for powerful forward casts with great precision. Mending is easy and can be done with delicate touch. I love my centric and you will to.
This is a fantastic trout rod. Incredibly lite and surprisingly sensitive. I fished with 7x tippet and had no problem landing trout. It is impressive considering it is a fast action rod. It also works well over-head casting and I never felt like I was casting a 10' rod. If you are considering a 10' 4 wt trout rod, I would encourage you to consider the centric. You wont be disappointed.
I got the 9’6″ 5wt 4-piece with the fighting butt (955-4). I rarely review anything, but I am compelled to after fishing this amazing rod all summer.
My reasoning for purchasing this rod was two fold. I already have plenty of nice 9' 5 weights with no FB and wanted something a little different, and I wanted some extra length to make casting from the sitting position in a kayak easier. From a kayak, that extra length definitely helps to not smack the water behind you when you're tired from rowing all day and get sloppy with your cast. This rod exhibits amazing feel for casting up close and plenty of power for those long shots. Casting this rod at long distances (>60 ft) feels like an effortless extension of my body. Mending is almost too easy. It casts a tiny dry fly with incredible precision, and almost as gently as a 4-wt. If you want to swap out a #22 gnat for an indicator and flop some tungsten, it doesn't even blink. If you're like me and prefer tight-lining, the extra length helps. You can cast delicate mayflies, a fat hopper-dropper, or a small streamer accurately enough to land behind that tiny rock. It also fights strong fish incredibly well for a 5wt.
If you're looking for a non-traditional, fast-action 5wt, have an open mind and try this one. I am sure the 9' 5wt is equally amazing. Now my favorite 6wt is in danger of only being used when heavy streamers are on the menu, or when it's extra windy, because I now reach for this one as my do-all rod!
This rod is an absolute power house! The 9ft 5wt is a true do it all, daily driver that can handle just about ever situation thrown at it. Streamers, heavy nymph rigs, dry flies, all cast effortlessly with pin point accuracy. Its durable, mends like a dream, and best of all is made local in CO! To top it off it is one bad ass looking rod from the classic Scott grey blank, to the touches of red this is the best rod I've owned in 20+ years on the water no to mention it comes with a Scott lifetime warranty so it is truly meant to last forever. Cant recommend this product enough.
Got the Centric 7 wt as a Christmas gift from my wife as she will be using my Radian 7 wt. Used it this week and this rod casts articulated streamers with no effort. Combined with how light this rod is and I spent all day casting streamers without any effort. Comparing my Radian 7 wt to the Centric, both are light rods and great for streamers, but in the short time using the Centric, the Centric seems to have a little more backbone when it comes to fighting trout in rivers, which helps getting them to the net quicker.