To catch steelhead and salmon, you need to swim the fly at the right angle, the right depth, and the right speed. The right rod can help solve that puzzle.
But these are the fish of a thousand casts, so preferences also play a big role. You can fish the same fish in the same water with a single hander, a short two hander, or the very longest rods. You can fish floating line, sinking line, dry flies, wet flies, traditional swing, riffle hitch, nymph and indicator. Long belly, Skagit, Scandi. The variations are endless. We get it, so we made a series of rods that satisfy your every preference.
Swing rods were meticulously developed and are loaded with technology and attention to detail to meet those demands.
Fished and tested by professional anglers and expert casters from Alaska to the Great Lakes, from Canada to Norway, and from the Pacific Northwest to the Northeast, we left no stone unturned making sure each rod was fine-tuned for its intended purpose.
Swing rods feature progressive loading actions, fast recovery speed, directional stability, and a light in hand feel, from combining finely tuned new tapers with our multi-directional, multi-modulus layups, ARC2 reinforcement, Carbon Link resin system, and the very finest components.
Breakthrough components include new titanium tangle-free stripping guides with Silicon Nitride inserts that allow casts to shoot further and help prevent tangles in mono or braid running lines. Snake Brand Universal snake guides grace the rest of the rod to round out the guide set.
We also designed a new fully milled aluminum reel seat with aggressive threads for operating with cold hands, type 3 hard coat, and specially milled reel foot pockets that securely hold current performance reels and most vintage reel feet. All new front and rear grip designs turned from Flor grade cork ensure comfort, feel, and longevity.
Like all Scott fly rods, Swing rods are hand-crafted, one at a time, in Montrose, Colorado.
ReAct Technology - To provide flawless accuracy, impressive linespeed, and complete control, Scott’s Swing utilizes their ReAct technology. ReAct Technology combines Scott’s X-Core technology with a clean taper and complex materials to give your rod swift recovery, so you never need to worry about those subtle vibrations killing feel or compromising the energy in your cast.
Multi-Modulus - The Swing also features Scott’s Multi-Modulus design. Their Multi-Modulus construction consists of a fine-tuned taper with varied tensile modulus throughout the blank–this translates to precision-focused stiffness, quick recovery, and ultimately, smooth loading and unloading of each cast.
Carbon Link - Scott’s Carbon Link consists of a new resin technology that bonds the carbon fibers in a very dense matrix. What this does is significantly reduces weight while increasing overall efficiency in the rod to make casting all day nice and easy.
ARC (Advanced Reinforced Carbon) 2 - If there’s one universal element to the world of two-handed rods, it’s that torque is inevitable. However, with Scott’s ARC 2 Tech, you get directional stability like no other. Not only does this technology create impressive stability, but it’s over 35% lighter and provides additional loop control when casting.
A timeless rod deserves a timeless look, which is why Scott makes the Swing in an unsanded black color. Whether you’re swinging flies on the tribs of the Great Lakes or hitting a tidal portion of Canada, this rod looks at home everywhere you take it.
Titanium Tangle-Free Stripping Guides w/ Silicone Nitride Inserts - When you’re talking about a rod that’s built with the quality of the Swing, it only makes sense to top it off with state-of-the-art componentry like Titanium Tangle-Free Stripping Guides equipped with Silicone Nitride Inserts. The Tangle-Free system allows you to shoot those 100’+ casts without worrying about your line jamming you up, while the Silicone Nitride Inserts provide silky-smooth line slickness–add in their lightweight yet durable design and this rod is ready for years of tough love.
Snake Brand Snake Guides - Light, durable, and designed to reduce friction, the Swing is built with Snake Brand Snake Guides for the remainder of the rod.
Fully Milled Aluminum Reel Seat - For their Swing Rods, Scott brings in a reel seat that stands apart from the rest of the industry. Featuring a fully milled design, this reel seat’s foot pockets are designed to keep things secure while accommodating both modern and vintage reels perfectly. The reel seat is crafted from a lightweight aluminum with a Type 3 coating that ensures many years of hard use in a wide range of environments, and for those days whenever the weather is cold but the fishing is hot, you’re sure to love the aggressive threads that make for quick and reliable adjustments.
Scott knows that chasing anadromous fish with any degree of success often calls for traveling plans, and whether you’re boarding a tiny jet to hit a remote tidal creek or sitting shotgun in a truck along a dirt road, the hard tube that the Swing rests in is sure to keep things safe and sound.