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Fiberglass Fly Rods and Big Toothy Critters

May 07, 2019 5 min read

Epic Ambassador Andre van Wyk heads back to Providence Atoll. "Being my 3rd trip back to Providence Atoll, the jewel in the Crown of Flycastaways Seychelles operations, I was nervous of super calm hot conditions. Providence is more of an enormous shallow Seamount than your typical Seychelles Atoll… with very little in the way of barrier reef, it is a 400 plus square mile navigational nightmare of turtle grass flats, channels, lagoons and god only knows what else."
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How to Balance A Fly Rod

April 03, 2019 2 min read 1 Comment

Perhaps that’s too literal an interpretation, but the whole fly rod and reel balance exercise is actually pretty pointless, after-all, when is the fly rod balanced? - standing in the carpark balanced on a finger with no line out?
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Native Trout. The "Chasing Natives" Initiative and why it matters to all of us.

Native Trout. The "Chasing Natives" Initiative and why it matters to all of us.

February 19, 2019 2 min read 1 Comment

"Native fish are often indicator species whose health tells us much about the waters they live in. In this film we will look at the survival challenges these fish have or have had and the successes we're having in managing them, examining working solutions. Factors adversely affecting native fish around the world are often the same, such as over fishing, invasive species, habitat loss, etc"
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Fly Fishing Emerger Patterns <br> - Bob Wyatt's Flies

Fly Fishing Emerger Patterns
- Bob Wyatt's Flies

February 19, 2019 3 min read 1 Comment

" Find a feeding fish. Our first consideration is whether the trout are feeding - if at all. If they aren’t feeding, or at least watching for food, you may as well throw stones at them. It’s easy to mistake a non-feeding trout for one that is “refusing” your offerings, when in fact its just ignoring them, or asleep. When there is little food in the water column, trout often go into a semi-dormant state. A hatch of mayflies or drift of nymphs will wake them up in short order. "
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Tailing Loops and how to fix them fly casting

Tailing Loops And How To Cure Them

February 12, 2019 3 min read 9 Comments

Having seen a few tails and created more than my fair share - most entirely involuntarily - I think it best to keep things relatively simple. After-all, we're all about fly fishing rather than any in-depth analysis of casting physics.
Fly fishing and certainly fly casting is most certainly the sport of exceptions and in order to attempt to explain anything in fly casting you tend to have to generalise  -and that’s what i’m about to do.
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How to Build a Fly Rod Using the Epic Ready to Wrap Fly Rod Kit

February 09, 2019 1 min read 2 Comments

Here Epic Ambassador Peter Fisher runs through building a fly rod using the Epic Ready to Wrap fly Rod Kit
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3 Tips for Better Fly Fishing Photography - An Interview with Steven Ooi

January 23, 2019 4 min read 1 Comment

You may have seen Steven's incredible images posted on Instagram and Facebook as @finripplemedia. Timed to perfection, his astounding images of leaping trout freeze time and clearly demonstrate to us that yes, trout do indeed track insects on the wing and take them in flight. Steven has been bending a couple of Epic fly rods...
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Fly Rod Building Kits - How to Build a Fly Rod

January 15, 2019 1 min read 2 Comments

First time rod builder or seasoned professional, our Epic Ready to Wrap Fly Rod Building Kits make building a quality fly rod simple. Each fly rod kit contains all the components, glues, rod finish and instructions you’ll need to build your own unique custom Epic fly rod.
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The Hang Of It - Why an Emerger will out fish your dry fly any day

The Hang Of It - Why an Emerger will out fish your dry fly any day

January 14, 2019 3 min read 3 Comments

A semi-sunk fly projects more visible stimulus than a high and dry pattern, so it makes a lot of sense to use a design that penetrates the surface film as a ‘searching pattern’, rather than the high-riding flies usually recommended for this job like the Royal Wulff, Humpy or Elk Hair Caddis. For me, the old dry hackle jobs have been moved well down the bench, even for fast broken water.
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Epic FastGlass Fly Rod Review - "where tech meets tradition."

December 24, 2018 1 min read 2 Comments

Never had I anticipated the arrival of a new fly rod more, and I currently 
own two dozen premium rods and have had another few dozen move through my 
personal inventory over the years. The rod exceeded all expectations and 
in every way - action, tracking, dampening, aesthetics, components, 
workmanship, packaging.
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Spine on a fly rod how to find the spine

Spining a fly rod. How to find the spine on a fly rod - and the pros and cons once you find it

December 18, 2018 3 min read

The subject of spining rods has caused & continues to cause huge debate. In this post we take a brief look at how to find the spine and what side of the spine to place the guides.
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Fly FIshign for Arctic Char on Epic Fiberglass Fly Rods

Fly Fishing For Arctic Char on Epic FastGlass

December 11, 2018 1 min read

For his latest movie-project Swiftfly fishing ambassador Peter Corzilius hiked out into the wilderness of Swedish Lappland searching for arctic char, a special species that lives in big and clear mountain lakes.
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