Scott Session 854-4


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SKU: sco-ses-854

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Product Description

Scott Session 854-4 fly rod

8’6″ 4-weight, 4-piece rod
Comes with partitioned cloth liner and cordura-covered PVC travel case

Covered by the Scott Lifetime Warranty for the original owner



  1. This is a great rod for a wide range of trout fishing. It is remarkably light compared to similar rods in this price point and is a great looking stick. My favorite application for this rod is dry fly fishing. It prefers lighter lines and lighter flies. When choosing this rod, it is important to select a fly line that won’t overpower the rod. Consider the SA Amplitude Trout WF4F line. With this line, the rod stiffens up a bit and delivers a tighter loop. Lines like the Rio Gold or SA Infinity can create a subtle bounce in the rod at certain distances and don’t do this rod enough justice. With the correct line, the Session 854/4 feels very crisp and tight, especially at distance.

    Parker Thompson (Telluride Angler)
  2. A very solid 8 foot 6 inch 4 weight that represents its line weight and length well. A hair quicker and stiffer than the 904 and 803 comparatively, I liked this rod most with an SA Trout taper. The rod holds the line up well in the air, but dictates the loop shape a little bit. Good timing and a matched haul brought out the best in the blank and I thought the rod preferred a slightly quicker casting cadence. Range and performance were optimized at the usual trout distances inside of 60 feet and gave me the impression that the rod is designed to perform with dry droppers and nymph rigs as well as with a single dry fly. It’s a little quicker with a little more line speed than the Session 904.

    Richard Post (Telluride Angler)
  3. The sense of lightness is my favorite characteristic of this model. It’s lovely in the hand and quite delicate with a dry fly. It turns over leaders up to about 13 feet in length, sufficient for technical dry fly fishing on most waters. Fish it with an SA Amplitude Trout line for best results, or the Trout Standard if you are on small water. Both lines emphasize the airy feel of this model and form tight loops from 20’-50’. I also cast this rod with a Rio Gold and found it a little bouncy until I was casting long enough to flex the rod into the butt section. I liked it at 40 feet, but not shorter. This would be a decent line choice for hopper fishing, dry-dropper and light nymph rigs, but what this rod does best is cast single dry flies.

    John Duncan (Telluride Angler)
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