Fly Fishing and fly casting with the best Fly Rods

Fly Fishing - More thoughts on “selective" trout from Bob Wyatt

October 31, 2019 2 min read

"We know that simple-brained animals like trout can’t deal with a lot of information at once, so while they are hunting they probably can’t think of much else. This isn’t selectivity but tunnel vision."
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Fly Fishing Fly Casting Roll Cast

Fly Fishing / Fly Casting - the Roll Cast

August 14, 2019 1 min read

Fly Casting  - The Roll Cast. I can't over emphasise how important this cast is. Deceptively simple, the Roll Cast is the most useful and versatile cast there is - more so than the fundamental overhead cast that is so synonymous with single handed fly casting.
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Fly Rod Building wrapping a fly rod

Fly Rod Building Wrapping Guides

August 09, 2019 1 min read

Fly Rod Building - Wrapping Guides. A nice clip from Epic Ambassador Norbert Renaud showing how to wrap our 888 - 8 weight FastGlass fly rod blank
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Knot Tool Instructions

Knot Tying Combo Tool Instructions

June 28, 2019 1 min read

Contrary to popular opinion that strange appendage on your nippers is not for cleaning you fingernails. Epic Ambassador Kunio Finish shows how to tie a nail knot the the Tie-Fast Knot Tool
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How to Fillet a Fish

How to Fillet a Trout - the right way

June 24, 2019 1 min read

Filleting a trout - the quick and easy way!
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The most basic rule of fly fishing - fly fishing with my Father

The most basic rule of fishing - Fly fishing with my father

June 04, 2019 1 min read

Peter Corzilius, aka Peter Fisher, hails from Germany and we're very proud to have him as an Epic Ambassador. A talented filmmaker and story teller Peter has put together some beautiful fly fishing clips in the past.

His latest clip "The most basic rule of fishing" is both heartwarming and extremely relevant - take a few moments out of your busy day to enjoy it.

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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 Fishing Photography By Steven Ooi Epic Fly Rods Fly Rod Kits Photo

3 Tips for Better Fly Fishing Photography - An Interview with Steven Ooi

January 23, 2019 4 min read

You may have seen Steven's incredible images posted on Instagram and Facebook as @finripplemedia. Timed to perfection, his astounding images of leaping trout freeze time and clearly demonstrate to us that yes, trout do indeed track insects on the wing and take them in flight. Steven has been bending a couple of Epic fly rods...
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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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Fly fishing

Get Ready - how to make the most of those precious fishing days

April 19, 2018 4 min read

~ By Bob Wyatt.
Trout fishing is always a bit of a lottery.
 That is, life intrudes. You choose to go fishing when youcan go fishing. So, when you have your days planned, or just take them when you can get away, there’s no guarantee that things will be easy, or go your way. It can all go pear shaped. The thing is, these fishing days are precious, so we can’t waste them. 
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Drop the Hokey Cokey and make a faster fly cast

Drop the Hokey Cokey and make a faster fly cast

April 05, 2018 4 min read

Here's the hook keeper 3 step:
1/ You are walking along the river between pools with fly rod in hand, fly hooked on to the hook keeper. Low and behold a 4 pound Brown trout appears in a nice lie only 20 feet in front of you. Heart pounding you launch into action to make a cast.
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Reach for it - Fly casting, Mayflies, the Reach Mend and the drag free drift.

March 05, 2018 3 min read

Fly Casting the Reach MendA great method to help get good drag free drifts is to introduce some slack during the cast. There are many slack line casts but the Reach Mend is the most simple, if you tend to present your fly side on and at an angle to your fish  - (and I suggest you do) then you’ll want to use this cast pretty much every time you throw a fly
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