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    Default Epic Fast Glass 580

    a few recently caught fish on Epic Salsa 580 .
    This Epic fast fibreglass rod just rules !!!









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    Nice pictures and fish there mate.

    It's interesting the resurgence of the glass rods again.
    I remember the clunky old glass rods when I first started out and couldn't believe the difference graphite made when they were first introduced.

    There are some beautifully made custom glass rods that are all the rage at present.
    I love that butterscotch colour.

    Nice mate

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    Thanks Dogto0th,
    Yes it seems glass is alive and kicking again ...
    This new , so called fast glass , is completely new animal comparing to our Father's fibreglass rods we know .

    Up to 4 , or even #5 weight , glass becomes my choice of delicate presentation .
    Even delicate rod, it is almost indestructible !

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    Zoran, very tempted to get a blank! They look awesome! Where did you get it built up?

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    Hi super daav ,
    Derek Smith built my Epics from Carl McNeil blanks, using Epic guides .
    He is certified Swift Fly Fishing- Epic rod builder for Africa .
    If you need more info, pls let me know .
    Cheers,
    Zoran

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    There's a name I haven't heard for a while.

    He's built a few customs for me over the years - his work is outstanding.
    I've still got a few of the early SAGE big game sticks he did.

    Zoran, when you speak to Derrick again, pass on my regards will you mate.
    (Kevin James)

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    I will , Kevin , for sure . I am seeing Derek at Sunday .

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    Hi Zoran,

    Thanks for the info. Is he based in JHB? Maybe Santa has a real treat this year!?

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    Yes, he is based at Randburg

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    Derek is doing some work on a few of my rods right now. Handled an Epic 8 ft 4 & 5 wt blanks in his workshop. 5 wt felt sweet, the 4 was a little soft for my liking, but neither were like glass of old. These are WAY different. Very nice.

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