Fly Rod Building how to videos

Fly Rod Building Videos - Guide wraps, Epoxy and Fly Rod Grips

June 12, 2020 3 min read

How to build a fly rod. A collection of fly rod building videos intended to help explain some of the processes required when putting together one of our Ready To Wrap Fly Rod Building Kits
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How To Wrap A Fly Rod - Close Up Wrapping fly rod guides on an Epic 686

June 12, 2020 1 min read

Close up Fly Rod Building with Epic Ambassador Peter Corzilius as he shows how to wrap the guides on a fly rod.
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Fly Rod Building - Unboxing an Epic Ready To Wrap Fly Rod Building Kit

December 05, 2019 1 min read

What's in the box? The guys over at MidCurrent film the unboxing on one of our Fly Rod Building kits - the 476 FastGlass Fly rod building kit in this case.

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Fly Fishing - Unboxing the Boca Grande 12wt Fiberglass Fly Rod

December 05, 2019 1 min read

"The rod built to tame serious beasts! The 12 weight Boca Grande from Epic.This one did not come in a kit but its a studio built beauty!"
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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

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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 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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