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
'a few mayflies - epic contest winner
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 !

Itu’s Bones

film trailer by Carl and Jeanne McNeil of On the Fly Productions


famous for their award-winning film Once in a Blue Moon and other fantastic films such as the series ‘Casts that Catch Fish’, the duo are at it again with a film about fly fishing of course, but this time it’s about helping to convert a what-used-to-be mainly commercial atoll fishery into a more lucrative sports fishery destination with an emphasis of the lucrative aspect for both the indigenous people and the fish, not some foreign investor’s group.

be on the lookout for the ‘Bone-Cam’ scene, it’s awesome  !