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Overlining (and Underlining) a Fly Rod

April 12, 2021 3 min read

It's important to know that overlining or underlining a fly rod will not change it’s intrinsic properties. It will, all things being equal, make it bend more or less for a given amount of line out the tip top. Here's the lowdown...
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Fly Rod Building - New Reel Seat options added

March 03, 2021 1 min read

Custom fly rod reel seat inserts now available in our Ready To Wrap fly rod building kits
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The truth about Graphene fly rods

January 05, 2021 4 min read

What exactly is Graphene and why use Graphene in fly rod manufacture?Graphene is the name for an atom-thick honeycomb layer of carbon atoms. Harder than diamond yet more elastic than rubber; tougher than steel yet lighter than aluminium. Graphene is the strongest known material.

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5wt 586-6 G Packlight Backpacking Fly Rod

Introducing The New Stealthy G Series Graphene Fly Rods

September 07, 2020 1 min read

The use of Graphene nano resin affords clear performance advantages. 5% Lighter, tougher and more responsive.

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    Fly Fishing In New Zealand

    Fly Fishing In New Zealand - Sometimes Bigger Is Just Better

    May 27, 2020 4 min read

    Reflections on Fly Fishing for the monster trout of a New Zealand mouse year. I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone that can sleep as much as Chiel. Lying amidst some of the best trout fishing on earth, he’d usually rouse somewhere around my third cup of coffee.
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    5 Fly Fishing Lockdown Projects

    May 07, 2020 3 min read

    A bunch fo cool Fly Fishing related things you can do during lockdown
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    Fly Fishing: Fly Rod Ratings, Fly Line Weights and the Arms Race

    February 18, 2020 7 min read

    At best the term “5 weight’ is used to describe the weight of fly line a given fly rod designer reckons you should be casting on their rod. But with line measurement effectively out the window, things are really starting to go pear shaped here....
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    Best fly rods Custom Fly Rods By Epic

    Build the Best Fly Rod

    February 03, 2020 3 min read

    Last year at one of our regular "How do we make these better" chats (we dont have any meetings around here) - Trev suggested we take a closer look at the new Fuji Torzite stripping guides - I have to admit to being a little sceptical, to date we'd been using a very good titanium stripping guide produced by Alps. They're top notch.....
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    Fiberglass Fly Rod Building Kit

    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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    Meet The Epic Crew - Hiroyuki Yakuwa - Japan

    Meet The Epic Crew - Hiroyuki Yakuwa - Japan

    July 10, 2019 1 min read

    Getting Epic In Japan We're stoked to welcome Hiroyuki Yakuwa of Japan to the Epic crew! Trout Shop Anglers Hut Owner - https://www.facebook.com/anglershut1997/Fly Fishing Pro Guide Japan Fly fishing Advisor You can check out Yakuwa San's stunning photography on his Instagram page If you are fishing in Japan and need t..
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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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