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.
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.
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.
When you go through all the above considerations in choosing a fly rod, you will get a strong rod and, of course, the proper material used to make it. There are several fly rod material types, including graphite fly rod, bamboo or fiberglass.
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.
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.
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.