fly casting- mesmerizing…

this is probably why i’m so enamored by fly casting.
sure, it feels good to do but watching the magic happen through space and time makes all the persistence worth it, more than well worth it.

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tumblr_mo8sx6VGCS1svp93zo1_400 extracts from an anonymous giffer of Carl McNeil‘s famous fly casting tutorial dvd and one that i highly recommend, “Casts that Catch Fish”
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Epic !

epic blanks contest winners

woW… yesterday  i received a note from Carl McNeil stating i was one of the winners of a Swift Epic Unidirectional S2 Fast Glass fly rod blank from a photo contest on Facebook. made in New Zealand by CTS these modern high performance fiberglass blanks seem very promising to say the least. (click the pic above for specs)

needless to say i’ve been jittering around since with visions of fly lines dancing in the air and millions of big and strong jumping fish as the result of each cast !… (well, maybe just one monster fish per cast but it’s fun to have grandiose thoughts)

since it’s not a finished rod some magic’s going to need to happen before this little 7’6″ 4wt darling comes to life and this is what i have in mind.
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oh, and this was the winning pic: ‘a few mayflies
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i keep on saying how what a special moment it was when i made that image but now well, it’s even more special.

expect a full review of this new rod and it’s build within the coming months.
and mostly, a million thanks to Jeannie and Carl  McNeil for selecting my photo !