The day started out a little over cast and drizzly, but soon warmed up and became quite muggy which was just the conditions we wanted, hoping for a small hatch to occur mid morning. We arrived at the river and set up our rods we were both fizzing with excitement to be fishing some new water. We decided to try out the new Epic 590G Reference rod I’d recently been given by the guy’s at Swift Fly Fishing to play around with, a new range of rod’s they have just released, Born of the same pedigree as the Studio Built Custom fly rod range but without customization options. The Epic Reference series are built using the same premium quality grips, reel seats & industry-leading blanks, “A high end rod with mid range price tag “is where it sits in the market.
The river was up slightly and tannin in colour due to the run off from the surrounding swamp land that drains into it higher up in the headwater’s.