Get an Epic Fly Rod
Building a great custom fly rod is no mean feat, selecting the correct matching components can be an intimidating exercise alone. Then there’s those wraps, the cork and glue..
Our Epic Ready to Wrap Rod Kit makes life easy - we’ve done much of the hard work for you. The kit contains all the components, glues, rod finish and instructions you’ll need to build your own unique custom Epic fly rod.
Studio built by us and shipped to you direct. Use our Custom Rod Configurator to choose your blank type, colour, grip and reel seat. Then sit back and relax while we get to work.
Each of our Studio built Epic fly rods is made to order just for you using the components you choose - there’s nothing “off the rack”. Each completed rod comes in our unique Epic tube, and carries a unique identifier.
So you want the full noise. Full custom grip, custom wraps, a specific colour scheme, hand made Agate stripping guide…
The possibilities are endless.
You need to talk to one of our quality endorsed Epic Custom Rod Builders. These guys know our products inside out, and we know that their work is absolutely first class.
Here at the Swift Fly Fishing Company we tend to swim against the current, favouring solid design, innovation and original thinking over consumer mass production. When we set out to build the worlds best fly rod we raised a few eyebrows. When we delivered it in six profiles across six colours using modern fully unidirectional S2 Glass Fibre we had a few doubters, but the proof is in the pudding - or the casting and fishing in this case.
Each of our Studio built Epic Fly Rods is made using just in time manufacturing, featuring components and options selected by you, our customer.
Currently we offer over 300 possible variations of fly rod - with more to come.
We are very proud of the fact that production and manufacturing is not outsourced to Asia, Epic blanks are all made right here in New Zealand, construction is all performed here too, a local seamstress makes our rod socks loveingly one at a time.
Our Epic Ready to Wrap Fly Rod Kit offers the home builder the exact same high quality components that we use here in our builds.
After all, shouldn't everybody have access to the very best?
Incorporating the classic designer's concept of 'truth to the materials', Epic blanks are semi-transparent. Each blank is built to exacting standards using a proprietary S2 Glass composite. This material features a full unidirectional fibre layup which aligns fibres longitudinally along the blank.
Modern unidirectional S2 Glass produces an extremely smooth casting blank that loads at medium range and yet has the lifting power of rods in much heavier line classes. It not only looks great, but is incredibly strong, light and virtually bullet proof.
Our Epic tapers are smooth loading, forgiving and deliver a modern action that is very strong, medium fast, precise and crisp.
Our love affair with fly rods doesn’t begin and end with Glass. We are also taking what we’ve learnt on the water and applying this to Carbon Fibre rods. While we still have some development work to do, we'll be delivering more innovative products in the very near future.
Each cork grip is ported to receive our Epic reel seat perfectly.
Each kit contains a set of guides specific to the profile chosen, if you’ve selected a fighting butt (available on 580 and 680 models) that fighting butt sits against a trim ring that recesses into the reel seat - that trim ring is also colour matched to the reel seat you have chosen.
Where possible we also include a stripping guide with a Zirconium insert that matches the colour of your chosen blank. *Unfortunately it’s not possible for us to manufacture a green Zirconium to match our Olive blank - in this case your kit includes a stripper with hard chrome insert.
If you can tie a fly or ever made a model aircraft as a kid (or even if you didn't) our kit makes simple work of building a truly great fly rod.
Glues, brushes, mixing cups, premium brand finish in pre-loaded syringes for your wraps, Japanese silk, even a marking pencil - it’s all in there. The only thing we don’t include is a rod drying motor.
Each kit includes spools of premium Japanese silk thread in black for trims and natural for classic clear guide wraps (And we show you how to do it too) Additional thread colours can be purchased from our store or at any rod building supply shop.
The box even features fold out rod stands for your build.
The Epic Ready to Wrap Fly Rod kit is a premium product that features all the components required to build a premium quality fly rod.
Each Kit contains:
- Your chosen Epic Blank
- Our world famous fiberglass rod tube
- Premium hand sewn rod sock
- Finest quality Portuguese cork grip (3 types preformed to fit your blank perfectly)
- Optional fighting butt & matching trim ring
- Epic reel seat in either black or Titanium
- Guide set (Snake brand Universal guides USA)
- Stripper guide, with colour matched Zirconium insert
- Japanese Silk threads
- Glue kit (preloaded syringes, grip & tip epoxy, brushes, mixing cups & full instructions)
- China-graph marking pencil
- Rod stands
- Comprehensive 42 page build book with step by step instructions
- Stickers / Decals
Fine fly rods also need a great home, the kit includes our unique Epic rod tube and fine hand sewn rod sock.
Beginner to advanced. 42 pages of step-by-step instructions - all fully illustrated.
Featuring tips and tricks for great wrap finish, classic clear silk guide wraps, epoxy technique, guide spacings, assembly and glue up.
We’re confident that after reading through our Epic guide book, and following through every step of the way you will produce a truly stunning fly rod.
If a full custom fly rod built on one of our Epic blanks is what you are after then you can’t do better than one of our Epic Custom Fly Rod builders.
Your favourite colour scheme, designer wraps, a custom turned grip and attention to detail that only a master craftsman can provide.
Our Epic Custom Rod Builders create works of art that are heirloom quality. These guys are the most experienced builders in the market, we work closely together and can unreservedly recommend their craftsmanship, quality and service.
These skilled craftsman know our products and are certified 100% Epic.