Our world famous 476 in a 5 piece pack rod
Our famous 476 reconfigured as an ultra packable backpacking fly rod. The Epic multi piece Packlight fly rod is designed to pack into your favourite spot. Designed fish in tight confined creeks but still with the backbone and pulling power of a much larger rod - the 5 piece 476 Packlight is the deal.
Our most fun casting rod (can we say that?), the 476 boxes well above it's weight, easily horsing out fish in the 2 - 3 kg range (that's 3 to 6 lbs)
The 476 is a fast, lively, and extremely accurate fly rod.
Recommended Line Weight: AFTMA #4
Studio Built. Handcrafted one at a time.
Choose the options you'd like on your Epic fly rod and we'll build it for you with tender loving care right here in our Wanaka Studio. Each Studio built fly rod is handcrafted specifically for you from start to finish and each is identified by a unique laser engraved winding check registered against your name in our owners database.
*Build time varies depending on current orders.
Built Epic Tough
Epic glass rods are incredibly tough. Our S2 FastGlass has a far higher strength-to-weight ratio than Carbon fibre (graphite) rods. Epic FastGlass rods can endure more acute and severe bends than the equivalent Carbon fibre, tip sections are stronger and far less susceptible to breakages due to high-sticking and problematic rod angles when pulling against load.
Each Epic 476 Fly Rod Features:
- FastGlass™ fly rod blank with internally reenforced ferule system
- Flor grade cork grip - Classic sliding band reel seat with cork seat spacer
- Our famous fiberglass rod tube.
- Premium hand sewn rod sock.
- Cleaning cloth.
- Guide set (Snake brand Universal guides USA)
- Premium quality black diamond stripper guide.
- Our signature Epic Ghost Wraps in premium Japanese silk with fine one turn pinstripe midway over each guide foot.
Recommended line weight: AFTMA #4
Total length: 2,265mm
ERN: (Unwrapped): 3.96
Optimal Grain Window: 120 - 135 Grains
Effective Line Range: AFTMA 4 / 5
Action: Progressive / Mid Flex / Medium
Blank Weight: 47g
- THE EPIC PROMISE -
We guarantee everything we make.
If one of our products fails to meet your expectations either at the time you receive it, or over the next 30 days, contact us and we'll arrange a total refund and return at our cost, anywhere in the world.
In the extremely unlikely event that you don't love one of our fly rods, we'll not only refund 100% and ship back at our cost, but we'll also buy you a beer for your troubles.
Due to the international nature of our business, beer will most likely be provided by way of a crisp New Zealand $10 note from our owners wallet, sent to you personally.
(this has never actaully happend by the way - so who knows, we might just turn up personally)
All our Epic Studio Built Fly Rods also carry a lifetime warranty.