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.
The Alaskan glass benders. Big Northern Pike on Epic fly rods.
A week long trip bending glass in the best place on earth for big pike! Fishing the Innoko river with Midnight Sun Trophy Pike. Rods used & abused, The bulletproof Epic Bandit - 10 weight.
Short clip by the very talented Norbert Renaud!
The Alaskan Glass Benders
"My Name is Norbert Renaud,
I am originally from France, but lived most of my life in Ireland. My father first discovered Ireland in the late sixties for a fishing holiday and quickly fell in love with the place and decided to make the move permanently . As a fisherman its hard not to like this part of Ireland. With 365 lakes and rivers in a small radius this place offers a wide variety of fishing styles. From small rivers to big lakes pikes are the main predator here.With a temperate climate they can grow fast and big are love eating flies. The stories are true, Irish pikes are hard fighters and will test your gear.
Fly fishing came rather late in my fishing life, i fished "normal" gear for years, from spinning to sea fishing, i tried my hand at anything fishing related.
Fly tying started the same day i picked a fly rod, for me the two are strongly linked. The feeling of fooling a big fish on your own creation is unbeatable.
I tie for myself, and for clients that visit my fishing lodge that. Its a small lodge, 10 rods max per week, over the years the guests are mostly all friends now. (www.ile-verte.com)
When i can i like taking trips abroad, for myself or as hosted trips, like the recent one in Alaska.
Nowadays i only fish fiberglass rods, i find them so addictive, from the cast to fighting a trophy fish they never let me down. Between running the lodge, guiding, tying flies, i try to share some of my experiences via social media. When i started fly fishing for pike very little was available online, so in the early days i started a blog that is still going... (www.norbertrenaud.blogspot.com) but now i am more active on Instagram and YouTube."
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Backcountry Double Fly Rod & Reel Vault
Fish faster and smarter with the Backcountry Double Fly Rod Vault! This powerhouse of a storage solution is designed to carry two 9ft fly rods and reels, rigged up and ready to roll.
Durably crafted from tough, water-resistant 600D Cordura material and reinforced by 210D Ripstop Polyester inner, you can rest assured your valuable fly rods and reels will be safe in all conditions.
Waterproof YKK zippers keep moisture and dust out while the thickly padded interior protects your precious fly reels from being scratched.
A hardshell outer helps look after your fly rods no matter what terrain awaits you.
This is an unbeatable way to transport two complete setups. Save time and be ready to fish at a moment's notice!
Large Arbor Backcountry Fly Reel II
The best looking fly reel on the river. Our Backcountry fly reel features a smooth, sealed ceramic drag mechanism that boasts 3kg of drag and is easily swapped from left to right-hand wind.
Super smooth sealed drag, lightweight large arbor, stealthy satin finish. Suitable for both fresh and saltwater use.
CNC machined from cold-forged tempered 6061-T6 aluminum,
High capacity large arbor spool
Waterproof sealed stacked ceramic drag
Type III military spec hard anodised finish
Suitable for both fresh & saltwater use
Large Arbor Spool
The large arbor spool features a curved U shaped design that adds strength and assists in line levelling upon retrieval. The exposed reel edge makes for easy palming. A no-nonsense, tough, waterproof and lightweight fly reel. Epic in every way.
Finished in a stealthy low sheen type III hard anodised satin finish available in any color as long as it's black.
Weight: 115g (4oz)
Weight: 131g (4.6oz)
Weight: 139g (4.9oz)
Capacity: line + 50m
Capacity: line + 100m
Capacity: line + 150m
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Backcountry Fly Tying Kit
Equally at home on a trip or on your fly tying bench, our Backcountry Fly Tying kit features the very best Italian made tools by Stonfo and a pair of remarkable hand crafted fly tying scissors by Renomed of Poland.
There are no finer fly tying tools made.
We've taken the best of the best and presented them in a thoughtful waxed cotton canvas tool roll featuring genuine leather trim and straps fastened with classic brass catches.
The hand stitched waterproof tool roll houses & protects these high quality tools and features two additional pouches to tuck away fly tying materials and hooks.
The Renomed "Fly Tier" scissors feature a 'super cut' finely serrated blade that makes cutting deer hair and fur a breeze, and the larger scissor handles afford comfort and extraordinary durability and functionality.
Renomed Fly Tier Super Cut scissors (retail US$45)
Stonfo Dubbing Twister
Stonfo Hackle pliers
Stonfo Elite Bodkin (Stainless Steel)
Stonfo Dubbing Brush
Stonfo Bobtec1 Adjustable Bobbin With Ceramic Insert (Stainless Steel)
Stonfo Elite Bodkin (Stainless steel)
Stonfo Elite Whip Finisher (Stainless Steel)
Back Country Streamer Wallet
Carry and show off your streamers in style in our cotton canvas fly wallet
Handcrafted and waterproof in waxed cotton Canvas, genuine sheepskin and hand tooled leather. Each wallet is hand cut and stitched from waxed cotton canvas and lined with lambswool.
Measuring 12cm wide by 17 cm closed (4.5" x 7") Big enough to house and protect even the biggest lures and streamers.
Streamer wallets have a few advantages over dropping your expensive streamers in a fly box.
The open ended design and fine lambswool liner drys flies and lets them breath
Flies are kept separated - No more tangled flies and hooks
Easy to see and easy to grab - particularly if you have stinger hooks on your streamers
They look sensational and big fish love them!
Measuring 11cm wide by 17 cm long closed (4.5" x 7") Waterproof, small enough to fit in a wader pocket but capable of holding a large collection of flies
Backcountry Travel Vice
Equally at home on a trip or on your fly tying bench, our Backcountry vice is a robust, beautifully built, no-nonsense fly tying vice. Featuring hard steel jaws, quick lock cam and all packed away in a stylin' protective felt case made from recycled plastic bottles!
Holds hooks from size 2 to 22
Hard steel jaws
Quick-lock cam' operation
Recycled PET felt carry pouch