10 Best Trout Flies For Fly Fishing Fresh Water

10 Best Trout Flies For Fly Fishing Fresh Water

April 28, 2021 5 min read

The reason they work so well is because of the way a trout’s brain works. These fly designs are based on the most important ‘triggers’ to a trout’s feeding response – a fly’s size, shape and posture in the water. In fact, Wyatt regards a suggestive impression of a trout’s food to be far more effective than a close copy imitation. Presentation is the key. Well proven for fly fishing in New Zealand, with these flies you can confidently fish for trout, anywhere they swim.
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Fly Fishing For Sea Run Brown trout with fly rods

Fly Fishing For Sea Run Brown Trout

February 09, 2021 2 min read

Epic Ambassador Peter Corzilius reflects on a recent Sea Run Brown Trout session in Sweden

Catching a large trout on a fly rod is the greatest achievement for many fly anglers. For most anglers trout are targeted in rivers and lakes around the world, but due to the migratory life cycle around Europe it is possible to catch these fish in the open ocean. A challenge that many – just as me – love and hate at the same time.

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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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How To Fly Fish for Big Pelagic Pike

December 03, 2020 4 min read

Peter Corzilius How To Fly Fish for Big Pelagic Pike, shows off a few amazing pike and shows some of the biggest Pike flies we've ever seen!
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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 Rod Building how to videos

    Fly Rod Building Videos - Guide wraps, Epoxy and Fly Rod Grips

    June 12, 2020 3 min read

    How to build a fly rod. A collection of fly rod building videos intended to help explain some of the processes required when putting together one of our Ready To Wrap Fly Rod Building Kits
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    Fly rod building How to wrap fly rod guides - close up

    How To Wrap A Fly Rod - Close Up Wrapping fly rod guides on an Epic 686

    June 12, 2020 1 min read

    Close up Fly Rod Building with Epic Ambassador Peter Corzilius as he shows how to wrap the guides on a fly rod.
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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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    Fly fishing 12wt fiberglass fly rod by Epic

    Fly Fishing - Unboxing the Boca Grande 12wt Fiberglass Fly Rod

    December 05, 2019 1 min read

    "The rod built to tame serious beasts! The 12 weight Boca Grande from Epic.This one did not come in a kit but its a studio built beauty!"
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    Cutting through the bullshit - The “Mono” Vs Fluoro’ debate. Monofilament vs fluorocarbon

    Cutting through the bullshit - The “Mono” Vs Fluoro’ debate. Monofilament vs fluorocarbon

    July 30, 2019 4 min read

    https://swiftflyfishing.com/collections/stroft-tippet-leaders/products/stroft-gtm

    Monofilament vs fluorocarbon.

    I believe it’s Lefty that is credited with saying “There’s more bullshit in fly fishing than in a Texas cattle yard” (excuse the French) A phrase that is no more apt than when citing the 'Fluoro vs Mono' discussion. 

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    Best Fiberglass Fly Rods

    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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