Bandit for the Fiberglass Manifesto pt1

August 21, 2015 2 min read

Fiberglass Fly Rod build for the Fiberglass MinifestoBig Trev's busy down in the workshop cooking up a sweet Epic Bandit for Cameron Mortenson over at the Fiberglass Manifesto

There are 15 unique and separate processes involved in building an Epic fly rod, from selecting and cleaning the blank right through to the final QC inspection, polish and dispatch.

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Fiberglass fly rods, E-Glass, S-Glass and why not all fiberglass fly rods are created equal.

August 08, 2015 4 min read

Epic Fiberglass fly Rod
Epic fiberglass fly rods are unique in that they are they are the only production rod in the world to be constructed using a fully unidirectional S-2 Glass fibre material.  Even today, most fiberglass fly rods are constructed using older  E-Glass material - And of course that old school glass feeling is a very real part of the affection many anglers have for 'glass'
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Dirk Krüger and the Two Handed Fly Rod for Dad

March 02, 2015 1 min read

Fiberglass double handed fly rodsSo here is the rod nearly finished. Wrapped with Pearsalls dark brown and dark olive to match a golden Hardy Sovereign (or any other classic "golden" reel like Fin Nor, Seamaster, etc.)
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Sandy Supporting the Wild Trout Trust

January 12, 2015 1 min read

Epic Fiberglass fly rod 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
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Trevor's custom 580

December 16, 2014 1 min read

Custom Fiberglass fly rod by Trevor BourneHi, my name is Trevor Bourne from the UK,
Underground rod builder and avid fly fisherman.
This was one build I wish I never dreamt up!
(but glad I did)
Too many hours spent thinking about how to make it happen. Hair-loss from the worry. Long days in the shed making sawdust and long nights in the workshop putting it all together. Time well spent…

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Postcards from the edge - Brian O'Keefe Fly Fishing in New Zealand 70's style

December 12, 2014 3 min read


"I do not have any new glass rods, but I have two old Fenwicks, both over 40 years old, that I still like to fish with. My trout rod went to NZ with me in 1973. I walked from the Bay of Islands to the south side of Stewart Island. 11 months of tramping around, river to river. Too many adventures to mention. Best experience of my life.
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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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Eye Candy

September 11, 2014 0 min read

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Ari T Hart Astrid Fly Reel and Epic 686

July 29, 2014 1 min read

We've featured a few Ari T Hart Astrid Fly Reel Epic Fly RodWe've featured a few Ari / Epic match ups in the past but nothing like this.
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