Macauley Lord

May 28, 2015 2 min read

Epic 580 fiberglass fly rodHere at Swift we get to build fly rods for some pretty interesting customers and from all walks of life. There are more than a couple of rock stars and at least one mega movie star (that we know of) out there casting an Epic fly rod, but the customers that give me the biggest thrill are those that teach fly casting.
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The Epic Bandit Review

May 04, 2015 3 min read

Epic bandit 10 wt fly rodAfter the recent club casting day, Tony Ong described it as casting “like a cut snake” and I agree with him.
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Carbon Fibre Gets the Epic Treatment

April 24, 2015 1 min read

Epic Carbon Fibre fly rod blanks

Today we launch our Epic range of Carbon Fibre.

No we've not forsaken our first love, Glass. 

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Yes we have no Bananas!

December 09, 2014 1 min read

Epic glass Bend fly rodGreat shots from Markus Haldin of You Name It in Finland. These guys are big supporters of our Epic brand and have been building some really tricked out rods.
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Epic 686 out for a test drive.

December 05, 2014 1 min read

Finally got the water conditions right yesterday and took my newly completed 686 out for a test drive on my local steelhead river here in the mountains along the California/Oregon border. As you already know it performed impeccably. Gave it a real test by using weighted flies, split shot and an indicator.Finally got the water conditions right yesterday and took my newly completed 686 out for a test drive on my local steelhead river here in the mountains along the California/Oregon border. As you already know it performed impeccably. Gave it a real test by using weighted flies, split shot and an indicator.
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It ain't no switch rod. Custom Epic DH11 glass two handed fly rod by Shane Gray.

December 04, 2014 1 min read

Epic two handed glass fiberglass spey rodBuilding a two handed rod is no mean feat - it's literally the equivalent of building two single hand rods - and then some. Building a truly great two hander is the realm of the master rod builder only.
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Fish on, Yvon.

November 25, 2014 2 min read

Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard fishing his Epic 580 fiberglass fly rodWhen he cast the rod the first time he just said, “Beautiful, this casts just beautifully” -  "Amazed at the incredible artistry in wrapping this rod"
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Epic Fly Rod Review in Fly Fishing & Fly Tying UK

June 15, 2014 1 min read

Epic Fly Rod Review Fly fishing & Fly TyingMany years ago a tackle dealer friend told me that glass rods were still getting better when graphite and carbon-fibre replaced glass-fibre. Going by this blank I can believe it.”
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Castin' on Top of the World

May 26, 2014 1 min read

Epic fly rods fly casting on the roofA couple of great shots taken a while back by Cameron Mortenson from over at the Fiberglass Manifesto - I've been meaning to share them for many weeks, but have just been swamped  - so here they are.
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Tim Builds his first custom fly rod using our Epic kit - fly fishing will never be the same again.

March 28, 2014 1 min read

Make sure you tune into MidCurrent and follow along as Tim Romano builds up his first custom fly rod using our Epic Ready to Wrap fly rod kit.Make sure you tune into MidCurrent and follow along as Tim Romano builds up his first custom fly rod using our Epic Ready to Wrap fly rod kit.

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12kg on an Epic 5wt fly rod

February 03, 2014 1 min read

Epic 580 Fly Rod Fly Fishing Fiberglass rodFrom the "Holy Shit" department:

Here's out buddy Pak from Singapore. Yes, that's quite a bend he has there in his Epic 580...

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Epic is right!

January 18, 2014 1 min read

Epic Fly Rod ReviewJared took the honours and cast first. It took about 4 false cats for a big grin to spread over his face.
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