The New High-Tech Fly Rod That Makes You a Better Fisherman

If you want to know what makes the Scott Meridian fly rod special, I can spell out all the science-y reasons. A good fly rod is light and strong and allows you to cast with just the right balance of power and finesse. In developing the Meridian’s state-of-the-art composite materials, Scott used a new process that creates bonds between each graphite fiber that are 20 percent stronger than those found in traditional rods.

They pioneered a damping system that keeps vibrations from sapping energy from your cast without adding excess materials that up weight and compromise feel. The rod’s anodized aluminum surface is so hard, durable, and corrosion-resistant you might well hand the thing down to your grandkids’ grandkids. At the International Fly Tackle Dealer Show, the industry’s top trade event, the Meridian won both the best saltwater fly rod and best-of-show awards. Karl Andersen, buyer for the high-end Manhattan fly shop The Urban Angler, calls it “the biggest rod breakthrough in a decade.”

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