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Hamish Young

Re: Custom Epic 580 build
« Reply #45 on: February 24, 2019, 18:29:07 PM »
Looking grand  :z16
“When tired at last, he sat on the bank, while the river still chattered on to him, a babbling procession of the best stories in the world, sent from the heart of the earth to be told at last to the insatiable sea.”

Jeff Donovan

Re: Custom Epic 580 build
« Reply #46 on: February 24, 2019, 23:39:56 PM »
Oh, Wow!  :z16
Close to the edge down by the river..........

Dave Robb

Re: Custom Epic 580 build
« Reply #47 on: February 25, 2019, 15:49:01 PM »
Finally got out with my Epic today (there’s a photo of it on page 3, it’s the olive one with ghost wraps). 

Gave it a good workout with a few rainbows including one fatty which had the rod bent right over.

Ace rod to cast with, didn’t take long at all find my rhythm.  Was thinking 8’ was going to feel a bit short but not at all.

I definitely want a 686 now.

Can’t wait for proper trout season.  :z18

Sandy Nelson

Re: Custom Epic 580 build
« Reply #48 on: March 02, 2019, 10:02:52 AM »
Thats great stuff Dave, i'm really pleased you are enjoying it. :z16

So our forum Spec build is now finished, many thanks to all who have had an input into the final spec, i think it has turned out really nice and i'm hoping to keep it for myself as the 2019 Demo, however i'm open to discussion as always :wink

So here she is, my new demo and the product of design by committee,  its all panned out rather well :z18.
I hope you all like it and that it has emerged as you imagined.












many thanks again :z18 and if anyone wants to try her out to see what the fuss about glass is, then just give me a shout. :z16
I now have demo's for the new style 580 and 476 with a 370 in production too.

Sandy
John Geirach 1999 "Millions of trout have died of old age before i could catch them and there's not a damn thing i can do about that"

Mike Barrio

Re: Custom Epic 580 build
« Reply #49 on: March 02, 2019, 10:25:04 AM »
Looks great Sandy :z16
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Eddie Sinclair

Re: Custom Epic 580 build
« Reply #50 on: March 02, 2019, 14:15:58 PM »
Sandy,

I must say, that rod looks very cool indeed. You will have a hard time holding on to that one, I am sure that someone will want to discuss taking it off of your hands. You will need to build a less asthetically pleasing version to keep as your demo.

Eddie
As Shakespeare said, it is better to have hooked and lost than never to have hooked at all.

Sandy Nelson

Re: Custom Epic 580 build
« Reply #51 on: March 02, 2019, 16:29:23 PM »
You will need to build a less asthetically pleasing version to keep as your demo.

Cheers Eddie
I reckon having the demo showcase what can be done , works well.......mind you it has cost me the last 2 476 Demos that I built up 😳 so you might not be wrong 😜.
However I get fish it too and I like nice stuff

Sandy
John Geirach 1999 "Millions of trout have died of old age before i could catch them and there's not a damn thing i can do about that"

Euan Innes

Re: Custom Epic 580 build
« Reply #52 on: March 03, 2019, 08:45:14 AM »
I have just told my missus to restrict my access to my bank account  :z4
Just stunning Sandy  :z14

Euan
Living with deep, full breaths is the way of the trout. Fish, it seems, are the ultimate teachers in breathing.
RC Cone

Sandy Nelson

Re: Custom Epic 580 build
« Reply #53 on: March 19, 2019, 19:22:47 PM »
So the demo has gone off on its first sojourn if the year.



So my new customer  :wink christened it nicely.

Sandy
John Geirach 1999 "Millions of trout have died of old age before i could catch them and there's not a damn thing i can do about that"

Euan Innes

Re: Custom Epic 580 build
« Reply #54 on: March 23, 2019, 21:37:55 PM »
Through Swift and Epic rods I came across Fin Ripple Media and for those of you who haven't, Google it. Steve Ooi is a master photographer who fishes for Kiwi trout with Epic fibreglass rods. His work is truly awesome.
Today he posted this shot,


Which resulted in this,


How many of you would even consider a #3 for salt work?  :z4 :z4 :z4
Epic are properly named  :z16

Euan
Living with deep, full breaths is the way of the trout. Fish, it seems, are the ultimate teachers in breathing.
RC Cone

Sandy Nelson

Re: Custom Epic 580 build
« Reply #55 on: April 05, 2019, 15:38:53 PM »
Now this is what a proper tarts outfit looks like :X2




 :z12

Sandy
John Geirach 1999 "Millions of trout have died of old age before i could catch them and there's not a damn thing i can do about that"

Sandy Nelson

Re: Custom Epic 580 build
« Reply #56 on: April 11, 2019, 18:48:24 PM »
And thats it christened properly too  :z12



Sandy :z12
John Geirach 1999 "Millions of trout have died of old age before i could catch them and there's not a damn thing i can do about that"

Euan Innes

Re: Custom Epic 580 build
« Reply #57 on: April 11, 2019, 22:19:48 PM »
Tried hard today Sandy to christen the 370 but to no avail.
What I will say is that it is everything I hoped for. Circle C casts with a PTN were lovely and it chucks an Elk Hair Caddis in to a wind beautifully.
A rod well made and a choice well made  :z16

Euan
Living with deep, full breaths is the way of the trout. Fish, it seems, are the ultimate teachers in breathing.
RC Cone

 




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