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Fly Rod Building Kits - How to Build a Fly Rod

Posted by Carl McNeil on

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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Fly Rod Building Kits - How to Build a Fly Rod

Posted by Carl McNeil on

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

Posted by Carl McNeil on

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

Posted by Carl McNeil on

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."

Posted by Carl McNeil on

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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Epic FastGlass Fly Rod Review - "where tech meets tradition."

Posted by Carl McNeil on

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.

Read more


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

Posted by Carl McNeil on

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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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 Fishing For Arctic Char on Epic FastGlass

Posted by Carl McNeil on

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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Fly Fishing For Arctic Char on Epic FastGlass

Posted by Carl McNeil on

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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