Fly Fishing, Fly Casting and Fly Rod Building

Destino Yelcho en la Patagonia.

May 19, 2017 2 min read

PatagoniaYelcho region Patagonia - two beautiful video clips from this stunning region.
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Bobos Y Locos - The Epic Grande Slam

March 03, 2017 1 min read

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The Boca Grande is a three hat steak.

June 09, 2016 2 min read

Golden Trevally Mark Bantage Epic Boca Grande Fly RodA 12 weight rod should do a few things well. It needs to cast a 12 weight line. It needs to cast the size flies you would expect of a 12 weight - billfish flies, aerodynamic dogs like big crab flies, and oversized poppers and gurglers that generally look like seagulls ploughing into a stiff breeze. And it needs to pull hard on big fish. The Boca Grande does this very, very well.
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Ian Cole - Testimonial for Epic 590 C

Ian Cole - Testimonial for Epic 590 C

May 04, 2016 3 min read

Ian Cole Reviews the Epic 590 C Carbon Fibre Fly RodBeing somewhat of a fan of the Epic fibreglass range for the past couple of years and having enjoyed the soulful experience they offer fly fishers I have to confess I wondered “why on earth is Carl of Epic bothering with Carbon”? Hell that is such a well catered and competitive market - right? 
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Bobs 690C Carbon Fibre Fly Rod Review

Bobs 690C Carbon Fibre Fly Rod Review

March 09, 2016 7 min read

Epic 690C Carbon Fibre fly rod review For the past forty years, like most of us, I've been in love with stiff fly rods.  They kept getting stiffer and faster, and they couldn't get fast enough for me.  Recently, the top end rod makers have been offering softer, gentler, more 'fishable' actions.  Maybe its because al lot of us are getting older and our pace is slowing a bit, but a lot of young anglers have been taking the slow lane as well.  One reason is, simply, that the stiff rods are too hard to bend. They lack the cushioning feel of the classic medium action and demand a fine tuned sense of timing and a sophisticated stroke.  The Epic 690-C, and it's little sister, the 590-C, have been a revelation to me.
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Epic Carbon Fibre Fly Rod Blanks - Review by Snowman Custom Rod Works

October 15, 2015 2 min read

Epic Carbon Fiber Graphite fly rod reviewAndrea and I have been beating around on the 590C (Andrea) and 690C (myself) for slightly over a year now. First impressions; mmmm black, I love the image of the raw carbon in lightly sanded state. At this point of the inspection phase I realized they are crazy light for a 5 and 6 line. Who doesn't love a light rod?
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Epic Fly Rod Ready to Wrap Kit Review

October 07, 2015 1 min read

Fly rod buildingWell, I've been fishing this rods for 2.5 weeks since completing the build of my 686 (Green). Not only is the rod F&CKING EPIC, but it casts tight loops, very accurate caster, has a great feel and response, and the rod has a great backbone when needed
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Fiberglass FLy Rods

Fiberglass fly rods, E-Glass, S-Glass and why not all fiberglass fly rods are created equal.

August 08, 2015 4 min read

Epic Fiberglass fly Rod
Epic fiberglass fly rods are unique in that they are they are the only production rod in the world to be constructed using a fully unidirectional S-2 Glass fibre material.  Even today, most fiberglass fly rods are constructed using older  E-Glass material - And of course that old school glass feeling is a very real part of the affection many anglers have for 'glass'
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Macauley Lord

May 28, 2015 2 min read

Epic 580 fiberglass fly rodHere at Swift we get to build fly rods for some pretty interesting customers and from all walks of life. There are more than a couple of rock stars and at least one mega movie star (that we know of) out there casting an Epic fly rod, but the customers that give me the biggest thrill are those that teach fly casting.
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The Epic Bandit Review

May 04, 2015 3 min read

Epic bandit 10 wt fly rodAfter the recent club casting day, Tony Ong described it as casting “like a cut snake” and I agree with him.
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Carbon Fibre Gets the Epic Treatment

April 24, 2015 1 min read

Epic Carbon Fibre fly rod blanks

Today we launch our Epic range of Carbon Fibre.

No we've not forsaken our first love, Glass. 

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Yes we have no Bananas!

December 09, 2014 1 min read

Epic glass Bend fly rodGreat shots from Markus Haldin of You Name It in Finland. These guys are big supporters of our Epic brand and have been building some really tricked out rods.
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