Fly Fishing Fly Rod ratings and Fly Lines

Fly Fishing: Fly Rod Ratings, Fly Line Weights and the Arms Race

February 18, 2020 7 min read

At best the term “5 weight’ is used to describe the weight of fly line a given fly rod designer reckons you should be casting on their rod. But with line measurement effectively out the window, things are really starting to go pear shaped here....
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Fly Fishing fly lines floating vs sinking fly lines

Fly Fishing - Floating Fly Lines vs Sinking Fly Lines - Which Weighs More?

February 10, 2020 2 min read

Which weighs more, a floating fly line or a sinking line? It may surprise you to know that they both weigh the same - at 30 feet anyway. Or at least they should.
For example, under the AFFTA system for rating fly lines a 5 weight fly line is a 5wt regardless of whether it is a floater, a sinking fly line or an intermediate.

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Best fly rods Custom Fly Rods By Epic

Build the Best Fly Rod

February 03, 2020 3 min read

Last year at one of our regular "How do we make these better" chats (we dont have any meetings around here) - Trev suggested we take a closer look at the new Fuji Torzite stripping guides - I have to admit to being a little sceptical, to date we'd been using a very good titanium stripping guide produced by Alps. They're top notch.....
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Fiberglass Fly Rod Building Kit

Fly Rod Building - Unboxing an Epic Ready To Wrap Fly Rod Building Kit

December 05, 2019 1 min read

What's in the box? The guys over at MidCurrent film the unboxing on one of our Fly Rod Building kits - the 476 FastGlass Fly rod building kit in this case.

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Fly fishing 12wt fiberglass fly rod by Epic

Fly Fishing - Unboxing the Boca Grande 12wt Fiberglass Fly Rod

December 05, 2019 1 min read

"The rod built to tame serious beasts! The 12 weight Boca Grande from Epic.This one did not come in a kit but its a studio built beauty!"
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Fly Fishing and fly casting with the best Fly Rods

Fly Fishing - More thoughts on “selective" trout from Bob Wyatt

October 31, 2019 2 min read

"We know that simple-brained animals like trout can’t deal with a lot of information at once, so while they are hunting they probably can’t think of much else. This isn’t selectivity but tunnel vision."
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Fly Fishing Fly Casting Roll Cast

Fly Fishing / Fly Casting - the Roll Cast

August 14, 2019 1 min read

Fly Casting  - The Roll Cast. I can't over emphasise how important this cast is. Deceptively simple, the Roll Cast is the most useful and versatile cast there is - more so than the fundamental overhead cast that is so synonymous with single handed fly casting.
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Fly Rod Building wrapping a fly rod

Fly Rod Building Wrapping Guides

August 09, 2019 1 min read

Fly Rod Building - Wrapping Guides. A nice clip from Epic Ambassador Norbert Renaud showing how to wrap our 888 - 8 weight FastGlass fly rod blank
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Cutting through the bullshit - The “Mono” Vs Fluoro’ debate. Monofilament vs fluorocarbon

Cutting through the bullshit - The “Mono” Vs Fluoro’ debate. Monofilament vs fluorocarbon

July 30, 2019 4 min read

https://swiftflyfishing.com/collections/stroft-tippet-leaders/products/stroft-gtm

Monofilament vs fluorocarbon.

I believe it’s Lefty that is credited with saying “There’s more bullshit in fly fishing than in a Texas cattle yard” (excuse the French) A phrase that is no more apt than when citing the 'Fluoro vs Mono' discussion. 

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Meet The Epic Crew - Hiroyuki Yakuwa - Japan

Meet The Epic Crew - Hiroyuki Yakuwa - Japan

July 10, 2019 1 min read

Getting Epic In Japan We're stoked to welcome Hiroyuki Yakuwa of Japan to the Epic crew! Trout Shop Anglers Hut Owner - https://www.facebook.com/anglershut1997/Fly Fishing Pro Guide Japan Fly fishing Advisor You can check out Yakuwa San's stunning photography on his Instagram page If you are fishing in Japan and need t..
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Best Fiberglass Fly Rods

FiberGlass Fly Rods - From Glass to Back: Coming Full Circle

July 10, 2019 4 min read

The first decent glass fly rod I owned was a vintage brown glass Fenwick. A tad short, a bit stiff, and with a plastic triangular tube that didn’t hold its shape and couldn’t keep its cap, it worked, and fairly well. Next I stepped up to an Orvis Golden Eagle, the last glass fly rod I purchased until just a few years ago. But that’s where it ended as I was swept up by the graphite tide.
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Knot Tool Instructions

Knot Tying Combo Tool Instructions

June 28, 2019 1 min read

Contrary to popular opinion that strange appendage on your nippers is not for cleaning you fingernails. Epic Ambassador Kunio Finish shows how to tie a nail knot the the Tie-Fast Knot Tool
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