The Shakespeare Oracle Scandi fly rod is now one of the most popular double handed rods. Sporting a middle to tip action, the Scandi is the faster action rod in the Oracle family designed for what the name implies, Scandinavian style casting.
For those not sure what the Scandi style of casting is, then think short, quick movements. Touch & go is a quote often referred to describing the action of Scandi casting. This style requires a stiffer/fast action rod and this is what is offered in this Scandi rod.
Comparing the sibling Oracle Spey rod and the Scandi rod together there is a clear difference where the curve is just above the handle in the Spey and mid-rod with the Scandi. This is discovered with the good old fashioned 'waggle test’. Scandi/Shooting Heads are the best compatible lines for the Scandi rods though Spey lines can be used and we would suggest following these guidelines:
Ideal Spey head weight:
#8/9 - 44g / 52ft
#9/10 - 48g / 56ft
#10/11 - 52g / 60ft
Ideal Shooting head weight:
#8/9 - 32g / 39ft
#9/10 - 36g / 40ft
#10/11 - 40g / 42ft
Like the rest of the rods in the family, the Oracle Scandi features a beautiful subtle black and green shimmer throughout the blanks, and subtle purple highlights. Featured above the handle is a practical hook keeper ring avoiding any damage of the cork.
The Shakespeare Oracle Spey Fly Rod has a high quality, double handed AAA cork handle with a double locking reel seat for extra security. The rod is supplied with it's very own black cordura tube with a zipped top and lined divider to separate each section of your rod. The tube also includes an adjustable carry strap.
4 Piece 40 / 30 ton carbon blanks
Aluminium reel seat
Satin matt blank finish
Zirconium insert striper guides
Stainless steel snake intermediate
Top quality cork handles
Cordura travel tube