The Drift — Fly Rod Building

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How to build a fly rod. 0

How to build a fly rod fly rod building fly rod building tips bookThis set of tips are taken from the comprehensive build book included in all our Epic "Ready to Wrap Rod Kits"


The Boca Grande is a three hat steak. 0

Golden Trevally Mark Bantage Epic Boca Grande Fly RodA 12 weight rod should do a few things well. It needs to cast a 12 weight line. It needs to cast the size flies you would expect of a 12 weight - billfish flies, aerodynamic dogs like big crab flies, and oversized poppers and gurglers that generally look like seagulls ploughing into a stiff breeze. And it needs to pull hard on big fish. The Boca Grande does this very, very well.

Black - It's the New Black 1

Epic 686 Black Special Edition Fly Rod In early December we announced a small run of special edition black fly rods based on our ever popular Fastglass 686
Epic 686 Black Special Edition Fly Rod In early December we announced a small run of special edition black fly rods based on our ever popular Fastglass 686

Epic Fly Rod Ready to Wrap Kit Review 0

Fly rod buildingWell, I've been fishing this rods for 2.5 weeks since completing the build of my 686 (Green). Not only is the rod F&CKING EPIC, but it casts tight loops, very accurate caster, has a great feel and response, and the rod has a great backbone when needed

Bandit for the Fiberglass Manifesto pt1 3

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.

The Epic Bandit Review 1

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.