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

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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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4# 11 foot Trout Spey Kits & Blanks

NEW RELEASE 4# 11 foot Trout Spey Kits & Blanks

June 04, 2019 2 min read

We're stoked to release the 4 weight 11 foot trout spey blanks and Ready to Wrap Rod kits!

We've been asked to develop this one for a while now, at 11 feet for a 4 weight (Spey) the 411 is the perfect short Spey rod for trout fishing. Call it a Switch, a short Spey, Trout Spey - whatever, the 411 is perfect for swinging short head Spey lines for trout.

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How to Balance A Fly Rod

April 03, 2019 2 min read

Perhaps that’s too literal an interpretation, but the whole fly rod and reel balance exercise is actually pretty pointless, after-all, when is the fly rod balanced? - standing in the carpark balanced on a finger with no line out?
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Native Trout. The "Chasing Natives" Initiative and why it matters to all of us.

Native Trout. The "Chasing Natives" Initiative and why it matters to all of us.

February 19, 2019 2 min read

"Native fish are often indicator species whose health tells us much about the waters they live in. In this film we will look at the survival challenges these fish have or have had and the successes we're having in managing them, examining working solutions. Factors adversely affecting native fish around the world are often the same, such as over fishing, invasive species, habitat loss, etc"
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Fly Fishing Emerger Patterns <br> - Bob Wyatt's Flies

Fly Fishing Emerger Patterns
- Bob Wyatt's Flies

February 19, 2019 3 min read

" Find a feeding fish. Our first consideration is whether the trout are feeding - if at all. If they aren’t feeding, or at least watching for food, you may as well throw stones at them. It’s easy to mistake a non-feeding trout for one that is “refusing” your offerings, when in fact its just ignoring them, or asleep. When there is little food in the water column, trout often go into a semi-dormant state. A hatch of mayflies or drift of nymphs will wake them up in short order. "
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Fly Rod Building Kits - How to Build a Fly Rod

January 15, 2019 1 min read

First time rod builder or seasoned professional, our Epic Ready to Wrap Fly Rod Building Kits make building a quality fly rod simple. Each fly rod kit contains all the components, glues, rod finish and instructions you’ll need to build your own unique custom Epic fly rod.
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Epic Fly Rod Review best fiberglass fly rod

Epic FastGlass Fly Rod Review - "where tech meets tradition."

December 24, 2018 1 min read

Never had I anticipated the arrival of a new fly rod more, and I currently 
own two dozen premium rods and have had another few dozen move through my 
personal inventory over the years. The rod exceeded all expectations and 
in every way - action, tracking, dampening, aesthetics, components, 
workmanship, packaging.
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Fly FIshign for Arctic Char on Epic Fiberglass Fly Rods

Fly Fishing For Arctic Char on Epic FastGlass

December 11, 2018 1 min read

For his latest movie-project Swiftfly fishing ambassador Peter Corzilius hiked out into the wilderness of Swedish Lappland searching for arctic char, a special species that lives in big and clear mountain lakes.
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Field Report - The Epic 888 FastGlass II Fly Rod

December 03, 2018 2 min read

Jeremiah Clark puts his to work on the beautiful Redfish of backcountry Charleston. Here he files a report on the updated Epic 888 FastGlass Fly Rod complete with a set of stunning images.
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Cutthroat trout on fiberglass fly rods

Chasing Natives - American Trout On Fiberglass Fly Rods

November 06, 2018 7 min read

Our goal started out simple, to catch as many species of Cutthroat Trout that we could in their native ranges. As the trip went on it evolved into so much more than that. We travelled to places we hadn’t planned, we chased fish we hadn’t planned, and we met up with people that we hadn’t planned
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Monster Pike On Epic FastGlass

September 11, 2018 2 min read

A week long trip bending glass in the best place on earth for big pike! Fishing the Innoko river with Midnight Sun Trophy Pike. Rod used & abused, The Epic Bandit , 10 weight.
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