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Info of T&T SC 9wt rod
Posted by: William Giokas (---.hsd1.ma.comcast.net)
Date: January 11, 2022 02:34PM

Hi, I wonder if you guys can help me out . Has anyone have information on a T&T SC 9'6" 9wt fly rod? I have tried searching the web for information about this rod. Thanks Bill

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Re: Info of T&T SC 9wt rod
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: January 11, 2022 08:07PM

Never heard of that series.

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Re: Info of T&T SC 9wt rod
Posted by: Bill Hickey (---.nycap.res.rr.com)
Date: January 12, 2022 03:33PM

I'd try calling Thomas and Thomas for specifics. If my memory is correct, they were made in the 1990's. The rods I am picturing were natural graphite with a clear coat, dark warps, maybe black?

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Re: Info of T&T SC 9wt rod
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: January 13, 2022 09:20AM

I was asked to build some prototypes for T&T in the early 1990's. These were to become a new saltwater series. I am not sure if these might have been what T&T eventually marketed as the SC series.

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Re: Info of T&T SC 9wt rod
Posted by: Kendall Cikanek (---)
Date: January 13, 2022 02:03PM

I was a huge fan of T&T in the mid 90’s to early 2000’s and still have some of their rods, clothing, and hats. I was able to get their pro discount from working in a retail fly shop and then becoming an agency fisheries biologist. Skip Gibson was their Montana distributor and he was a nice person. The Horizon, Horizon II, Horizon S, Vector, and Paradigm are the series I own or remember. They usually added a saltwater designation to their base series names for their heavier weight rods. The “SC” must have been outside of this era.

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Re: Info of T&T SC 9wt rod
Posted by: Steve Perakis (---)
Date: January 16, 2022 02:43AM

SC stands for “Surf Cast” ... these were contemporaries of the Horizon rods with a softer butt section, marketed for easier blind casting over long hours, including fishing in the dark where it helps to feel a rod load when there is no visual cue. Only in saltwater weights. Their more moderate action suited less aggressive casters, while still being able to generate a lot of line speed. My wife built the 9’ 8wt. I love it and still use it for close-to-medium range fishing with big or awkward flies.

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