We get to work with a bunch of really great rod builders from all over the world and Sandy Nelson in Aberdeen, Scotland is certainly one of them.
Sandy has put together this sharp Epic build to help raise funds for the Wild Trout Trust in the UK, thanks for thinking of us and going for an Epic blank Sandy. The package is being topped off with a line from Mike Barrio at Barrio Fly Lines - cheers Mike!
I have built an Epic 480 in Nude for the upcoming Wild Trout Trust
auction here in the UK. The auction runs with an online catalogue and
on Ebay in early March (3-12).
The rod has a jade insert, a custom flor handle and is
whipped in silk with fine wire rings, its being auctioned with a Swift
Bag and Tube.
We'll keep you posted on our Facebook page with a link to the Auction when it goes live.
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Fly Fishing Emergers. 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.