Scott Flex 904-4


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Product Description

Scott Flex 904-4

9’0″ 4-weight, 4-piece fly rod      Unconditional Lifetime Warranty, comes with high quality cordura-covered logo case

The Scott Flex 904-4 is tremendously versatile.  It casts beautifully at short distance and with dry flies, but has the length and butt section power to handle nymphs and small streamers at distance.


  1. FX 904-4: The 9’ 4-weight is a surprisingly tricky fly rod to design. Anglers expect a 4-weight to feel noticeably lighter than a 5 or 6-weight, but most 9’ rods have similar swing weight because of their uniform length. Too many anglers who fish 8 ½’ 4-weights, all 9-footers feel a little heavy. In the past, our favorite 9’ 4-weights have generally not come from Scott, but this one is a beauty. Every caster will love the light feel and springy, resilient action. The Flex 904-4 offers perhaps the greatest casting range of any rod in the series. It’s fantastic in short, but when you reach back and haul, the butt section responds like a 5-weight. Our favorite aspect of casting this rod is the loop shape. Line pairings: Rio Gold, SA MPX or Trout Tapers.

    John Duncan (Telluride Angler)
  2. After a lot of back and forth with the Staff at Telluride, I decided that the Scott Flex 904-4 was the rod that I wanted to buy to upgrade my gear. I have spent hours casting this rod since it arrived 5 days ago and I have a very good feeling I made the right choice. I have to try and disconnect myself and look at this rod with new eyes. As the review from John at Telluride Angler states “To many anglers who fish 8 ½’ 4-weights, all 9-footers feel a little heavy.” I have always fished 8’6″ rods and shorter only in a 5 weight or lower, and I felt like I noticed the extra heft right away. This is not a complaint, just an observation as to something that I am going to have to get used to. What I immediately noticed is that I was getting a much better loop shape than I did with my old, much lower grade, 8’6″ 4wt. I have always had issues with tailing loops and right away I found this rod tracked much better, and I didn’t have nearly as many tailing loops as I am used to seeing. The criteria I gave Rich at Telluride Angler when I was shopping for my new trout rod was “I don’t need it to cast a mile, I just want to be able to hit 50 feet if needed”. Mission accomplished! I was seeing very good accuracy in close, and the extra oomph I asked for was more than there when I wanted to try and reach out. The biggest compliment that I can give to this rod, is how well it responds to a double haul for a 4 weight. I have never had a 4 wt that would take a double haul very well, but this one doesn’t give me any issues at all. I would highly recommend this rod to anyone who is trying to bump up from a super budget outfit to something with more care and precision in the build process. I think I am going to have a blast with this rod this year on the Adirondack Rivers!

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