RE: new fly rod
i have scott, avid, TFO orivs and lamiglass. for all-around use i like the scot best. i have an SAS 9' 5wt and love it for everything from dry to nymph to streamer use. the new model is the A2. what double taper said, i broke the tip off my rod ( it's a 3 piece) last spring and sent it back to scott. even though they discontinued the rod, they tracked down the serial number and looked at the old notes to manufacture an exact replica for me. i can't feel the difference at all. how many companies take the time to do that? the avid is real nice too but i have that in a specialty size 6'6" 3wt, and it's great for small streams.