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Scott A4 or Orvis Access

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Hey guys/ladies,

I'm in the market for a new rod and these two rods are in my price range. I plan to cast both of them but wanted to see what opinions were out there. I'm either gonna get a 4wt or a 5wt. Definately looking for versatility sz 22 midges to the occasional flip of an articulated streamer on a spring creek.

Thanks

Posted on: 2013/1/24 18:53
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Re: Scott A4 or Orvis Access

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I don't own either one but if forced to choose I would buy the Scott A4.

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Re: Scott A4 or Orvis Access

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I have a access 10' 4 wt and I love it...it was alittle fast for me in the beginning but increase I got use to it no problems

Posted on: 2013/1/24 22:35


Re: Scott A4 or Orvis Access

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I would get the A4. I've never fished an A4 or an access, but I really enjoy my A3s. I have two A3s, a 9' 5 wt and 10' 7 wt. I use these two rods more than any other rods I own. I can also vouch for the warranty serivice of both companies. Both A3s have been serviced for broken sections. Scott was great! I broke the 7wt durring the peak of spring steelhead season, I told them I needed it repaired as fast as possible so I wouldn't completely miss the spring run and they turned it around in 2 weeks! Orvis does a good job with warranty service too.

Posted on: 2013/1/25 6:44


Re: Scott A4 or Orvis Access

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I have never fished the Access, but I purchased an A4 5 wt last year. I think it's quite versatile and have used it for small and large dries, nymphing, and (smallerish) streamers. I have found it to be effective for all. I would definitely recommend it.

Posted on: 2013/1/25 9:54


Re: Scott A4 or Orvis Access

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I like the feel and look of the access and I'll be purchasing one in the next couple weeks. My 2 Cents

Posted on: 2013/1/25 10:05


Re: Scott A4 or Orvis Access

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I have been fishing with a Scott E2, 10', 4 wt. since 2007. Overall, best rod I've ever used. It is rated as a fast action but I consider it medium-fast. I do a lot of nymphing (both high stick or Czech and indicator) with this rod but I've found no problems in casting dries and streamers. I also do a lot of midge fishing with this rod using fine tippet and have never felt the fast action as an issue. I modify my leaders (sighters and regular leaders) to the type of fishing I'm doing. My only issue was that I purchased an over-size reel reel (Lamson) to get good balance.

Dale

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Re: Scott A4 or Orvis Access

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I own Scott rods and am very happy with them. 2cents

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Re: Scott A4 or Orvis Access

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Like the Scott. i have the earlier generation in a 5 and it is unbelievable. Having said that, hard to go wrong with Orvis.

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Re: Scott A4 or Orvis Access

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Def the scott!

Posted on: 2013/1/29 15:47
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Re: Scott A4 or Orvis Access

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I wouldn't buy either without casting both and seeing what you liked.

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Re: Scott A4 or Orvis Access

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I'd go with the access. A lot of people I know are fishing them now and love them. Plus, Scott is so stingy anymore with their warranty - it is sickening. They offered lifetime replace/repair years ago but now changed their policy. I have over $75 in returning a Scott defected rod. After I pay $700 for it, I don't expect to have to shell out $75 to have it repaired. I'm done with Scott one that experience alone. Orvis problems are taken care ASAP and most times you just have the ~$15 to ship them back, at most...

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Re: Scott A4 or Orvis Access

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Orvis for the better customer service but Scott for the rod that higher rated. Cast both and see what you think.


*insert plug for St Croix rods.

Posted on: 2013/1/30 13:51
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Re: Scott A4 or Orvis Access

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I've cast just about all of them
from Access to A4 to Sage Response. All worthy rods. Still trying to decide what action I like best between Mod. Fast and Fast.
Also had the opportunity to cast the new Helios 2 and Sage One, what a treat!!
Both rods spoiled me with the effortless casts, just not sure either are in my budget.
I am surprised to hear the woes of Scott's customer service. I had always heard great things until now.

Posted on: 2013/2/1 10:27
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Re: Scott A4 or Orvis Access

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I've returned a Scott and it was a good experience. Not the cheapest but pretty quick turn around time IMO. I'm not sure that a super fast 3wt is a good thing though. How often do you pitch a #26 trico 60'? I've got a sage from 1984 and I've tossed tiny stuff up tp #2 sculpins with it. Get what feels the best to you. Mote expensive doesn't necessarily mean better performance.

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