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7 Tips to Increase Your Fly Casting Distance

May 25, 2021 3 min read

Add 10 feet to your fly cast - pronto! Somewhere along the line who hasn’t wanted to cast just a little further.  While this isn’t intended to be a lesson on all out distance casting
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Tips On How To Choose the Right Fly Rod - The Epic Fly Rod Quiz

May 17, 2021 1 min read

Choosing the right fly rod is no easy task, length, power, species, fishing conditions and the type of flies you will be throwing all need to be carefully considered.

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Fly Fishing - The 5 Essentials of Good Fly Casting

March 30, 2021 3 min read

Bill Gammels 5 Essentials of Good Fly Casting. I have always maintained that if you want to improve your fly fishing the place to focus your effort is on improving your fly casting and presentation skills
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5 Tips for better Speycasting

March 09, 2021 5 min read

Uk Epic Ambassador Chris Aldred runs through his top 5 tips to improve your Speycasting.

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How to Cast Tight Loops - Fly Fishing & Fly Casting

February 19, 2021 3 min read

Casting tight loops are is actually pretty simple in theory. Line and loop shape are primarily dictated by the path the fly rod tip takes during the cast and after the stop. The line does not follow the rod tip exactly - but for the purpose of this exercise that’s what we need to be thinking about.
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Lessons From A New Zealand Fly Fishing Guide

February 10, 2021 4 min read

As a fly fishing guide working in the South Island of New Zealand our normal clientele would be international anglers - but with the whole world wide pandemic our client base has changed to the domestic market, the Kiwi angler.
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How to choose the right fly line for your fly rod

December 18, 2020 6 min read

Choosing the right fly line. If there's one piece of fly fishing equipment that causes more confusion than any other it’s fly lines. Or more specifically, what fly line type, brand or taper is best suited to a certain fly rod. It never ceases to amaze me the amount of misunderstanding, misinformation and confusion there is on this subject.
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Fly Fishing - 5 Tips to Improve Your Fly Casting

October 23, 2020 3 min read

Becoming a good fly caster is a little like being a proficient musician, it takes time, practice and some knowledge of the theory behind it all. Here are 5 simple tips that will help improve your fly casting and your fly fishing.
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Fly Fishing - Floating Fly Lines vs Sinking Fly Lines - Which Weighs More?

February 10, 2020 2 min read

Which weighs more, a floating fly line or a sinking line? It may surprise you to know that they both weigh the same - at 30 feet anyway. Or at least they should.
For example, under the AFFTA system for rating fly lines a 5 weight fly line is a 5wt regardless of whether it is a floater, a sinking fly line or an intermediate.

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Fly Fishing - More thoughts on “selective" trout from Bob Wyatt

October 31, 2019 2 min read

"We know that simple-brained animals like trout can’t deal with a lot of information at once, so while they are hunting they probably can’t think of much else. This isn’t selectivity but tunnel vision."
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Fly Fishing / Fly Casting - the Roll Cast

August 14, 2019 1 min read

Fly Casting  - The Roll Cast. I can't over emphasise how important this cast is. Deceptively simple, the Roll Cast is the most useful and versatile cast there is - more so than the fundamental overhead cast that is so synonymous with single handed fly casting.
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How to Balance A Fly Rod

April 03, 2019 2 min read

Perhaps that’s too literal an interpretation, but the whole fly rod and reel balance exercise is actually pretty pointless, after-all, when is the fly rod balanced? - standing in the carpark balanced on a finger with no line out?
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