We have lots of very cool outlets around the world and one of our absolute favourites is HRH Fishing Hebeisen in Switzerland.
These guys have really got behind us and the Epic range.
If you are wondering what the hell is going on in the photo's below (and you should be) here's a brief recap and sequence of events that seems to have led to this strange behaviour.
One of the very best aspects of our job is the huge kick we get seeing the fly rods customers create on their Epic blanks.
The creativity and endless possibilities always delight and surprise, and this rod is certainly no exception.
Obviously the result of many hours of extensive materials testing and in depth product development - we present - the most Epic of rod tubes.
Cameron Mortenson from The Fiberglass Manifesto gives the lowdown on his Epic 686.
"the Epic 686 is (f#$%'ing) magic in my hands. This fly rod is responsive, quick to load, and a powerhouse that lays out very long accurate casts with relative ease."
"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.....
"I am really impressed with the Epic 990 profile. It seems like nobody builds a high weight rod for small water 30 pound king salmon. This profile would be ideal. I often find myself caught up in powerful seven and higher weight rods that can generate more line speed than Indiana Jones whip, but has the feel of construction grade rebar. This rod is a mix of both and it's performance is STUNNING.
If you fly-fish and read magazines or surf the ’net, you’ve probably heard about a New Zealand film called Once in a Blue Moon. It was a landmark fly fishing film released a couple of years ago. It catapulted the genre out of being videos of guys catching fish, into proper ‘films’ about the fly fishing culture, psyche and life. On The Fly, the makers of that seminal film, have now gone a step further with the release of their latest production Itu’s Bones.