Scott's Bamboo Rods

Scott's Bamboo Rods

Scott's new SC rod series reflects the steady, if not growing, interest in the art and craft of cane rods. Scott has teamed with Bernard Ramanauskas, who

  • By: Buzz Bryson
Scott's new SC rod series reflects the steady, if not growing, interest in the art and craft of cane rods. Scott has teamed with Bernard Ramanauskas, who at a relatively young age has already become an established name in the cane rod community.

Ramanauskas and Scott are making a series of three two-piece models: 3- and 4-weights at 6 feet, 11 inches, and a 4-weight at 7 feet, 5 inches. Cosmetically, the rods are about as close to flawless as human hands can get. The blanks are straight as a string and the glue lines practically invisible. The ferrules are nickel-silver, and Ramanauskas has fit them to perfection: Separating the segments gives that satisfying champagne cork "pop."

Scott president Jim Bartschi says the rods are built to fish. Although a collector would be proud to display them untouched and unused, the rods deserve to be properly christened on the stream.

If you're interested in buying a bamboo rod from Scott, get your name on the list and be patient. The entire production for 2007 sold out during the fall trade show, and they plan to produce only 65-75 rods annually. They aren't cheap either; the current price is $2,650. www.scottflyrod.com