Fly Fishing In New Zealand

Fly Fishing In New Zealand - Sometimes Bigger Is Just Better

May 27, 2020 4 min read

Reflections on Fly Fishing for the monster trout of a New Zealand mouse year. I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone that can sleep as much as Chiel. Lying amidst some of the best trout fishing on earth, he’d usually rouse somewhere around my third cup of coffee.
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Fly Fishing Rods JJ Cale

5 Fly Fishing Lockdown Projects

May 07, 2020 3 min read

A bunch fo cool Fly Fishing related things you can do during lockdown
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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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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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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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4# 11 foot Trout Spey Kits & Blanks

NEW RELEASE 4# 11 foot Trout Spey Kits & Blanks

June 04, 2019 2 min read

We're stoked to release the 4 weight 11 foot trout spey blanks and Ready to Wrap Rod kits!

We've been asked to develop this one for a while now, at 11 feet for a 4 weight (Spey) the 411 is the perfect short Spey rod for trout fishing. Call it a Switch, a short Spey, Trout Spey - whatever, the 411 is perfect for swinging short head Spey lines for trout.

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The most basic rule of fly fishing - fly fishing with my Father

The most basic rule of fishing - Fly fishing with my father

June 04, 2019 1 min read

Peter Corzilius, aka Peter Fisher, hails from Germany and we're very proud to have him as an Epic Ambassador. A talented filmmaker and story teller Peter has put together some beautiful fly fishing clips in the past.

His latest clip "The most basic rule of fishing" is both heartwarming and extremely relevant - take a few moments out of your busy day to enjoy it.

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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

"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

" 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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Fly Fishing Photography By Steven Ooi Epic Fly Rods Fly Rod Kits Photo

3 Tips for Better Fly Fishing Photography - An Interview with Steven Ooi

January 23, 2019 4 min read

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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