Fly Fishing, Fly Casting and Fly Rod Building | 5

George Minculete's "So Blue" 686 - Custom Built Fly Rod Fly Fishing

August 07, 2013 1 min read

Custom Built Fly Rod Fly FIshingMade for Mr Peter Mulbjerg by rock star Epic Rod builder George Minculete of Tightloop Fly Rods.

Look at those wraps - Wicked!  #Flyfishing # Epicflyrod

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Epic Fiberglass fly rod blank review from Peter Emmel of Renaissance Rods USA

August 06, 2013 2 min read

Custom Fiberglass Fly Rod blank"Why does “Renaissance Rods” opt to build on “Epic” glass? Four words: Selection, Strength, Accuracy & Quality.

When I was first approached by Carl about trying the new “Epic” fiberglass blanks, I was skeptical. Why would Carl want a small shop like mine to try out their blanks? After looking at their web site and exchanging several e-mails, I jumped at the opportunity to give them a go. Haven’t looked back since.

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The Swedish Connection

July 19, 2013 1 min read

Fiberglass Fly Rod Custom Built EpicThese amazing pictures and gorgeous Epic build come courtesy of Christian Hörgren of Fine Tackle Sweden. Christian built this rod for a client a few weeks back, and I asked for some large pictures to show off his craftsmanship - Exquisite.
The rod will be featured on our front page for a few weeks.

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July 02, 2013 3 min read

  • Fly rod blanks tend to naturally want to bed more in one direction that another. This is caused by an effect called the “Spine” and often there is more than one on a blank. The spine is a result of the manufacturing process and is the location of the join or overlap of a graphite or glass flag as it is rolled around the mandrel.
  • Basically it is a slightly thicker section in the tube wall. This thick section is slightly stiffer than the rest of the tube and presents a greater resistance to bending. (Blanks that use helical wound construction tend not to exhibit a pronounced spine)


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Epic 990 Review & Build from Snowman Custom Rod Works

July 01, 2013 4 min read

9 weight Fiberglass Fly Rod"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.

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Christian Horgren of Fine Fly Rods in Sweden

June 24, 2013 1 min read

Custom Fly Rod build by Fine TackleWe are constantly amazed by these incredible creations - An absolutely gorgeous Epic fly rod build from Christian Horgren of Fine Fly Rods in Sweden. Stunning.

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Epic Custom Build

May 27, 2013 2 min read

Fiberglass fly rodIt always makes our day to get an email from one of our customers, even more so if it includes pics of their custom build. Here's a note  from Clinton in Australia  - Love those clear wraps & claret trim!

Gorgeous build, thanks for the pics Clinton!

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TFM Epic Rod Build

February 11, 2013 1 min read

Fiberglass Fly Rod If you've been follwoing along on The Fiberglass Manifesto or our Facebook Page you've no doubt seen some of the incredible builds our custom rod builders have put together.

We have one more build to come from Callum Ross at Indi River Rods in Australia

Shane Gray from Gray Wolf products and services has also been giving our Epic blanks the treatment - delicious!

If you haven't seen them, you're missing out on something pretty spectacular, take a look.

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An Epic Day

January 30, 2013 1 min read

 Things have been incredibly busy of late. Designing the Epic fly rod blanks and getting them to market seems to have been all consuming. There's been little time for fly fishing, but given that we've had such a bad run of summer weather I don't really feel like I've missed out on too much. 

That all changed this week with a run of perfect weather and the arrival of fly fishing mate and fellow casting intructor Simon Zarifeh.

It was the perfect opportunity to get out of the office and take the new "So Blue" Epic 686 and the Lunar fly reel prototype out for a spin.

Fantastic fun, here's a bunch of pics.

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An Epic Mail

December 20, 2012 1 min read

 Custom Fly Rod BuilderOur first set of Epic blanks has just arrived with Shane at Graywolf Custom Rods in the U.S

This lot should keep Shane out of trouble for a while.

Pics courtesy of Shane!

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The Rod build of Epic Proportions

December 06, 2012 1 min read

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