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Fly Casting TipsCasting heavy bead-head nymphs and big cone-head streamers brings a unique set of casting challenges that can not only be frustrating, they can break rods, hook ears and cause plenty of tangles and knots. Here are a few simple pointers to help avoid busted rods, damaged pride and the inevitable macramé that results from these heavy weight tangles. 

Get a Grip. Fly casting grips part III - Finger on top grip 2

Finger on top fly casting gripChristian Stixner,  a good mate of mine from Germany (and expert Cane rod builder) favours this grip, not only is he one of the smoothest casters I've seen he can most certainly punch out a very long line using this grip

Get a Grip - Fly Casting Styles - Pt II the Key Grip 3

Fly Casting Grips - the V gripImagine you are holding a set of keys and about to unlock your front door - that’s pretty much it. Knuckles facing up and out, palm down, heel of the thumb down on the grip. You'll form a nice V between your thumb and forefinger.

Get a grip - Fly casting grip styles 8

Fly casting grip styles Carl McNeil

Most fly casters are pretty well focused on improving their fly cast, but few of us give much thought to how we actually grip a fly rod.

Over the next few posts we’ll take a look at the three most commonly used grips and their pro’s and con’s - no particular grip is right or wrong, but each does have some influence on how you move a fly rod and deliver a line.

Bobos Y Locos - The Epic Grande Slam 0

Love this short film of Colby D Crossland's quest for the salt grandslam - all on Epic FastGlass -  Whole lot of bucket fish right there ;-)

Never know what you are going to get when you go to Mexico fishing the flats. Eastern shores are known for the flats and multiple shots for a variety of species. If you put in the time you are probably going to find your self on the better end of a Macabi -Bonefish- or tarpon.

How to build a fly rod. 0

How to build a fly rod fly rod building fly rod building tips bookThis set of tips are taken from the comprehensive build book included in all our Epic "Ready to Wrap Rod Kits"