The Epic Ready to Wrap Rod Kit.
The very best components available, all designed to fit together seamlessly. No Reaming, No Drilling, No Sanding - All Epic.
Our mighty 888 was designed specifically for chasing Bonefish but is just at home wrangling large freshwater species too. Given there’s not a flat where the wind doesn’t blow we’ve given the 888 an extra powerful butt section, strong tip and fast recovery rate to help punch a line out into those skinny water breezes.
Built Epic Tough.
Built using our fully unidirectional S2 Glass Fibre the 888 is not only extremely light, it is built to take a pounding. Glass fibre is many times tougher and more resilient than the equivalent blank in Carbon Fibre.
In Chinese tradition, certain numbers are believed to be auspicious and possess special powers. The number 8 signifies prosperity and wealth and is viewed as such an auspicious number that a number with several eights is considered very lucky indeed. We think the 888 is extra lucky because, like us, it was made in New Zealand.
Each Kit contains:
Recommended grain window at 30ft: 202 - 218 GRAINS. 13 - 14 GRAMS
- Epic 888 Blank
- Our world famous fiberglass rod tube
- Premium hand sewn rod sock
- Finest quality Portuguese cork grip, our wickedly good Full Wells / Ritz design
- Fighting butt
- Epic reel seat in either black or Titanium finish
- Guide set (Snake brand Universal guides USA)
- 2 x high quality Stripper guides
- 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
*Japanese Silk threads. Each kit includes natural 212 silk (we include instructions on how to use this to make perfectly clear ghost wraps) and black thread for trims. These default threads can be substituted for other stock colours on request. View Stock Thread Colours
Recommended AFFTA line weight: #8
Length: 8' 8"
- 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.