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Epic Two Handed Spey Rod Release 0

 

Epic Two Handed Spey Fly Rod

You've been waiting patently and quietly prodding us along well, thank you.

At Swift we know good things take time - it took us two full years to develop our new two handed fly rods - we think the wait has been worth it.

The dissapearing art of the nail knot 1

How to tie a nail knotThis one seems to be becoming a lost art as most fly line manufacturers put loops on their fly lines. For light presentations to trout, welded loop to loop connections are far from ideal if you are looking for the very best turnover characteristics.For delicate presentations when fishing small dry flies and emergers a nail knot or needle knot are the only way to go - let’s face it, loop to loops are great for saltwater fishing but when it comes to Trout they’re pretty amateur.

  • Carl McNeil
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TOPO DESIGNS X EPIC 0

Topo Designs Epic Packlight Fly RodCombining the versatile Topo Mountain Pack with our hand crafted Packlight fly rod just makes sense. That's why we chose to team up with Topo Designs to dream up a package begging to hit your home water.

Topo X Epic Giveaway! 0

Tope x Epic Packlight giveawayWe've teamed up with the clever people at Topo Designs on a sweet custom Topo Mountain Pack and matching Epic Packlight combo
And it gets better!

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.
Ian Cole - Testimonial for Epic 590 C

Ian Cole - Testimonial for Epic 590 C 0

Ian Cole Reviews the Epic 590 C Carbon Fibre Fly RodBeing somewhat of a fan of the Epic fibreglass range for the past couple of years and having enjoyed the soulful experience they offer fly fishers I have to confess I wondered “why on earth is Carl of Epic bothering with Carbon”? Hell that is such a well catered and competitive market - right?