It takes courage and some technical savvy to reintroduce a classic brand with the premise that you made it better. But that’s what Scott did, and Scott pulled it off with aplomb. If you loved the G, you’ll love the newer, better G even more, because it has that same smooth-casting, medium action taper, but it’s built with modern materials and components. You can find a bigger gun with more kick, but you won’t find anything more accurate, nor more buttery. It’s an instant classic, which is why we chose it for TU’s year-end match campaign. If you have to have it before the holidays, support your local fly shop. $845; scottflyrod.com.
TROUT Media, the print/digital/and social media arm of Trout Unlimited, is partnering with Angling Trade Magazine to create insightful, honest, reporting and gear review content in the fly-fishing space. Both entities will be sharing various written reviews and videos on their respective platforms going forward. TU will bring reviews by everyday anglers, for everyday anglers, while Angling Trade will bring insights from professional editors who have been exclusively focused on the North American fly-fishing market for over 15 years. It will be a mix of gear reviews unlike anything produced to date.