The Scott Fly Rod Company started in a basement on Cook Street in San Francisco back in 1973 when Harry Wilson followed his dream of building a better fly rod. The fledgling company rapidly gained notoriety and respect for their fine fiberglass fly rods. Not long after the Scott fiberglass buzz began, the company, looking to the future, began toying with graphite in their fly rod production process. Through the experimentation process, Scott developed their signature tapered hollow internal ferrule, and in the late 1970s Scott's pioneering graphite fly rod, a sturdy stick designed for salmon and steelhead angling, was introduced with great success. Scott's technology-forward, progressive business practice has consistently lead the pack. From the first 5-piece fiberglass rod, to the first successfully marketed and sold multi-piece series of graphite rods, to the first quality control rating system for rod blanks, Scott has pushed the envelope, and pushed it hard. From the first roll on the mandrel in the factory to the first roll cast on the water, Scott fly rods consistently shine brightly, bringing freshness to the sport and fish to the bank.