Fly Fishing, Fly Casting and Fly Rod Building

Pete's latest Epic build - Olive

August 13, 2013 1 min read

Custom Fiberglass Fly Rod by Peter EmmelPete Emmel's hitting the straps with this latest build, this is the first we've seen in the new Olive. Love it!

 "Basically three days start to finish. What a beautiful stick. This one may stay in my quiver"

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Epic 686 Review From the Fiberglass Man

August 12, 2013 1 min read

Fiberglass fly rod reviewCameron Mortenson from The Fiberglass Manifesto gives the lowdown on his Epic 686.

"the Epic 686 is (f#$%'ing) magic in my hands. This fly rod is responsive, quick to load, and a powerhouse that lays out very long accurate casts with relative ease."

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First build from Brad Harris!

August 10, 2013 2 min read

Custom Fiberglass Fly Rod build  So, you want to build your own custom fly rod? See how Brad did it.

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More of Georges 686...

August 10, 2013 1 min read

Custom Fiberglass Fly RodMore of the good stuff. Epic 686 in "So Blue" by George Minculete of Tightloop Fly Rods.

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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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