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A BIG Fly Fishing Trip Report - St. Brandons Atoll

Posted by Carl McNeil on

A BIG fly fishing trip report from Epic Brand Ambassador, Andre Van Wyk - on St Brandons Atoll, where he chases all sorts of big toothy critters on Epic Fiberglass Fly Rods.

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A BIG Fly Fishing Trip Report - St. Brandons Atoll

Posted by Carl McNeil on

A BIG fly fishing trip report from Epic Brand Ambassador, Andre Van Wyk - on St Brandons Atoll, where he chases all sorts of big toothy critters on Epic Fiberglass Fly Rods.

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Stealth, Speed and Movement

Posted by Carl McNeil on

STEALTH in fly fishing - What does it really mean? Let’s face it, no matter where you go to catch fish, and I mean in the world, you’re fishing ‘pressured’ water. I first fished the South Island of New Zealand in 1999. Back then the Kiwis I fished with would stop dead and turn around if they saw a bootprint on the bank...

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Stealth, Speed and Movement

Posted by Carl McNeil on

STEALTH in fly fishing - What does it really mean? Let’s face it, no matter where you go to catch fish, and I mean in the world, you’re fishing ‘pressured’ water. I first fished the South Island of New Zealand in 1999. Back then the Kiwis I fished with would stop dead and turn around if they saw a bootprint on the bank...

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Monster Pike On Epic FastGlass

Posted by Carl McNeil on

A week long trip bending glass in the best place on earth for big pike! Fishing the Innoko river with Midnight Sun Trophy Pike. Rod used & abused, The Epic Bandit , 10 weight.

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Monster Pike On Epic FastGlass

Posted by Carl McNeil on

A week long trip bending glass in the best place on earth for big pike! Fishing the Innoko river with Midnight Sun Trophy Pike. Rod used & abused, The Epic Bandit , 10 weight.

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The Fly Fishing Ninja

Posted by Carl McNeil on

I had already fallen in love with this art by then. I wanted to be a flyfisher. I saved every single pocket money towards the kit. It took me more than one year to save 7000Yen($NZ92.00). I finally bought a Shakespeare Beginners set, which included a rod, reel, line, tapered leader and 5 dry flies and 5 streamers

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The Fly Fishing Ninja

Posted by Carl McNeil on

I had already fallen in love with this art by then. I wanted to be a flyfisher. I saved every single pocket money towards the kit. It took me more than one year to save 7000Yen($NZ92.00). I finally bought a Shakespeare Beginners set, which included a rod, reel, line, tapered leader and 5 dry flies and 5 streamers

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NEVER FAILS - Impressionistic flies by Bob Wyatt

Posted by Carl McNeil on

The belief that trout pay close scrutiny to every detail of every bug that comes their way took root firmly in fly fishing lore and literature and has lasted well over a century. Meanwhile, plenty of trout were being caught on rough approximations of the things they eat, and still are.

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NEVER FAILS - Impressionistic flies by Bob Wyatt

Posted by Carl McNeil on

The belief that trout pay close scrutiny to every detail of every bug that comes their way took root firmly in fly fishing lore and literature and has lasted well over a century. Meanwhile, plenty of trout were being caught on rough approximations of the things they eat, and still are.

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