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Overlining (and Underlining) a Fly Rod

April 12, 2021 3 min read

It's important to know that overlining or underlining a fly rod will not change it’s intrinsic properties. It will, all things being equal, make it bend more or less for a given amount of line out the tip top. Here's the lowdown...
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Lessons From A New Zealand Fly Fishing Guide

February 10, 2021 4 min read

As a fly fishing guide working in the South Island of New Zealand our normal clientele would be international anglers - but with the whole world wide pandemic our client base has changed to the domestic market, the Kiwi angler.
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How to choose the right fly line for your fly rod

December 18, 2020 6 min read

Choosing the right fly line. If there's one piece of fly fishing equipment that causes more confusion than any other it’s fly lines. Or more specifically, what fly line type, brand or taper is best suited to a certain fly rod. It never ceases to amaze me the amount of misunderstanding, misinformation and confusion there is on this subject.
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How To Fly Fish for Big Pelagic Pike

December 03, 2020 4 min read

Peter Corzilius How To Fly Fish for Big Pelagic Pike, shows off a few amazing pike and shows some of the biggest Pike flies we've ever seen!
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Introducing The New Stealthy G Series Graphene Fly Rods

September 07, 2020 1 min read

The use of Graphene nano resin affords clear performance advantages. 5% Lighter, tougher and more responsive.

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    Epic Ready to Wrap Fly Rod Building Kits - Unboxing the Epic 370

    June 12, 2020 1 min read

    Fly Rod Building with Epic Ambassador Peter Corzilius unboxes the Epic370,3 weight fly rod building kit https://swiftflyfishing.com/collections/fly-rod-building-kits
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    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, 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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    Fly Rod Building Wrapping Guides

    August 09, 2019 1 min read

    Fly Rod Building - Wrapping Guides. A nice clip from Epic Ambassador Norbert Renaud showing how to wrap our 888 - 8 weight FastGlass fly rod blank
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    Cutting through the bullshit - The “Mono” Vs Fluoro’ debate. Monofilament vs fluorocarbon

    Cutting through the bullshit - The “Mono” Vs Fluoro’ debate. Monofilament vs fluorocarbon

    July 30, 2019 4 min read

    https://swiftflyfishing.com/collections/stroft-tippet-leaders/products/stroft-gtm

    Monofilament vs fluorocarbon.

    I believe it’s Lefty that is credited with saying “There’s more bullshit in fly fishing than in a Texas cattle yard” (excuse the French) A phrase that is no more apt than when citing the 'Fluoro vs Mono' discussion. 

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    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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    Knot Tying Combo Tool Instructions

    June 28, 2019 1 min read

    Contrary to popular opinion that strange appendage on your nippers is not for cleaning you fingernails. Epic Ambassador Kunio Finish shows how to tie a nail knot the the Tie-Fast Knot Tool
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