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Old 08-12-2013, 08:37 PM
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Default Scierra SRX

Hi all,

Looking to get myself a second rod, i currently use a scierra hm+ 8wt and have a budget of around 100. Ive heard some good things about the scierra srx. Does anybody know if the action is similar to the hm+, im not the best caster and find the action of the hm+ quite forgiving


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Old 09-08-2015, 10:25 AM
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Default Re: Scierra SRX

I noticed nobody had reviewed this rod, I have one and really like it.
I noticed they are on offer at Glasgow Angling centre for 75 which looks good value to me.

I bought a 9 ft 6 in for a 6# off e bay for around 50 including postage.
I had been using my favourite rod a 9 ft for a 5# Loop AEG for dry fly fishing on a local stillwater and it made me realise that the 10ft for a 7# rods I had been using for wet fly and lures were not a lot of fun. However pulling lures on the 5 wt made me feel a bit undergunned despite catching a rainbow in the 15lb range. So I wanted to try a 9ft 6 for a 6#. I brought an old Diawa 9 ft 3 fast taper trout special out of retirement and caught fish but it lacked something compared to the Loop.
I had read a review of the Scierra SRX 10ft for a 7# in Trout and Salmon which was a typical review of Scierra rods (ie too stiff) however I thought the 9ft 6 for a 6# should be a bit more delicate so I took a punt on e bay.
Make no mistake this is a fast rod but I don't find it too stiff, bear in mind Hardy, Sage, Loomis etc make stiff fast rids and know how to charge for them! Some may say they are more refined than the Scierra and they probably are but I have broken a few rods in my time through my clumsiness and I would not be comfortable with a very high value rod.

So about the rod, I had looked at other options such as the Greys G50, Shakespeare Agility (looks fine for the price) but I think the Scierra is far better finished and faster in action than both of these and the Scierra has snake guides rather than those horrible single leg efforts which make a nasty noise when the line shoots.
Initially I was slightly dissappointed using it with the WF6F I had been using which was a perfectly good line (an evolution from John Norris for 5), this line had seemed good on the Diawa but did not suit the Scierra. I then got an Airflo Dri Fly Elite (I had previously sworn never to buy another Airflo floater) but I had seen some good reviews of this line from anglers I respect. The difference was noticeable and this line just flew out with ease, it also lies straight on the water (little memory thank god) and floats high. I also love the lichen green colour (cannot stand bright lines).
The reason behind the difference in performance of lines is partly due its weight, the JN line is a light 6 and the Airflo is a heavy 6 (are Airflo going the way of Rio and making lines a half size heavier)? I will have to check them on some scales.
To sum up the Scierra SRX 9ft 6 for a 6 line is a peach of a rod, light well finished and superb action.It might not suit all and it is certainly not for delicate leaders and tiny dries as it is very fast but for what I wanted it for (pulling lures and wet flies) it is the DB's and I have the Loop AEG 9 ft with a Snowbee XS delicate presentation 5# for my lighter fishing.
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Old 27-08-2015, 01:25 PM
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Yorkshire Game Angling a deal on this rod
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Any one else had this rod ?????
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Old 19-05-2017, 03:26 PM
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I just bought the SRXv2 (version 2), a slightly tweaked model from the origional SRX. I got the 9'6" #6 and think it's the dogs n**s !! I teamed it up with a Wychwood distance presentation rocket taper floater and what an outfit !! I cannot for the life of me work out how Scierra have managed to make such a peach of a rod for just over 100, a cracker for dry stillwater work but just as good for an all round rod. Great for a beginner/improver as it flexes almost 3/4 length of the blank. Dont hang around as im told these rods are flying off the shelves-You wont regret buying an SRX !!!
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