I do love my glass rods especially on rivers still got a epic 5wt I need to take on the still water
Wow that's a impressive catch. Ecpicially on glassView attachment 30732
27 inch plus naturalised Bow- ( fish farm escapee 5 years back- there’s bigger in our beck!
15 minute scrap Epic 8’ #5 took me down to the backing 3 times and cleared the water by 6 foot on more than one occasion was 5lb 6 ounces. Not sure a Carbon rod would have coped with a 3.5 lb tippet?
Well I'm driving up to north Yorkshire friday cant wait going to try out my 5wt epic just put a tapered leader to try out.I used to fish 6-7’ #2 rods but kept getting broken on the occasional bigger fish, most are sub a pound both Grayling and Browns but you get a few Big Browns, naturalised Rainbows and Chub to 5 pounds plus, so use an #4/5 glass now. They are no heavier than carbon and have a more forgiving tip but power lower down.
The Echo rods are softer but not the NZ Epic rods, they are a revelation to cast and play fish with.
Well I'm driving up to north Yorkshire friday cant wait going to try out my 5wt epic just put a tapered leader to try out.
If you catch one of these the 7’#3 won’t be any use at all. Stick with the Epic 8’#5 like this Adam Rawson built one of mine. The fish took me down to the backing 3 times and leapt clear by 6 feet twice,15 minute tussle, but managed to bank him nearly 28 inches and 5 lbs 6oz Been broken too many times on #2/3 outfits. Our syndicated waters are mainly Wild Browns and Grayling to a pound, but there are a few big browns, Rainbows ( naturalised) to 10. Chub 5+ and Grayling to 3.
It’s irresponsible to use #2/3 or less fairy wands, as you get broken too regularly.