More of Georges 686...

August 10, 2013 1 min read

Custom Fiberglass Fly RodMore of the good stuff. Epic 686 in "So Blue" by George Minculete of Tightloop Fly Rods.

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George Minculete's "So Blue" 686 - Custom Built Fly Rod Fly Fishing

August 07, 2013 1 min read

Custom Built Fly Rod Fly FIshingMade for Mr Peter Mulbjerg by rock star Epic Rod builder George Minculete of Tightloop Fly Rods.

Look at those wraps - Wicked!  #Flyfishing # Epicflyrod

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Epic Fiberglass fly rod blank review from Peter Emmel of Renaissance Rods USA

August 06, 2013 2 min read

Custom Fiberglass Fly Rod blank"Why does “Renaissance Rods” opt to build on “Epic” glass? Four words: Selection, Strength, Accuracy & Quality.

When I was first approached by Carl about trying the new “Epic” fiberglass blanks, I was skeptical. Why would Carl want a small shop like mine to try out their blanks? After looking at their web site and exchanging several e-mails, I jumped at the opportunity to give them a go. Haven’t looked back since.

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Epic review from George Minculete -Tightloop Fly Rods

August 05, 2013 1 min read

Custom Fliberglass Fly Rod"When I first wiggled an Epic blank I just knew it will turn into an amazing rod. Shortly after the first rod was born I took it out on my local trout stream with a couple of friends to fish dry flies.....

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The Swedish Connection

July 19, 2013 1 min read

Fiberglass Fly Rod Custom Built EpicThese amazing pictures and gorgeous Epic build come courtesy of Christian Hörgren of Fine Tackle Sweden. Christian built this rod for a client a few weeks back, and I asked for some large pictures to show off his craftsmanship - Exquisite.
The rod will be featured on our front page for a few weeks.

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July 02, 2013 3 min read

  • Fly rod blanks tend to naturally want to bed more in one direction that another. This is caused by an effect called the “Spine” and often there is more than one on a blank. The spine is a result of the manufacturing process and is the location of the join or overlap of a graphite or glass flag as it is rolled around the mandrel.
  • Basically it is a slightly thicker section in the tube wall. This thick section is slightly stiffer than the rest of the tube and presents a greater resistance to bending. (Blanks that use helical wound construction tend not to exhibit a pronounced spine)


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