Win the "whole Kit and Kaboodle" with April Vokey.
Purchase any Epic Ready to Wrap Fly Rod Kit in November and receive an Epic fly line of your choice absolutely free!
PLUS - Every purchase qualifies for one entry in the draw to win an Epic FastGlass Fly Rod built by April Vokey.
During November April will be building a fly rod using one of our famous Ready to Wrap Rod Kits, and you could win it! Simply purchase any rod kit during November and you'll go in the draw.
And as a special bonus we're including a free Epic fly line of your choice with every kit. (You'll be asked to choose your fly line at checkout)
~ Winner will be drawn & Announced December 10th
~ Offer applies to in-stock items only
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.
Trouble, meet El Bandito!
A specialist tactical blank, the Bandit makes short work of large species in confined situations. The perfect choice for Kayak anglers, mangroves, Musky, Carp and monster Pike.
"I liken it to a big V8 diesel engine with low end torque that’s a pleasure to draw into."
~Excerpt from customer review
Finished in metallic gold green.
Our Ready to Wrap rod Kits:
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.
The components in our Epic Ready to Wrap Rod Kit have all been specifically designed to work together. Our premium grade cork grip features a tapered bore to fit your chosen blank. Each cork grip is ported to receive our Epic reel seat perfectly.
Each Kit contains:
Recommended line weight: #10
- Epic Bandit Blank - Finished in metallic gold green.
- 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 hard chrome 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 substiuted for other stock colors on request. View Stock Thread Colours
Length: 7' 9"
"It’s this feature of the Bandit that blew my mind when I began testing it: It will happily cast any line from a 6wt DT to a 12wt Rio OBS, with the sweet spot between 8wt and 10wt. Since it can load itself during casts with light lines, a 6wt line put over it seems to feel somewhat like casting a (heavy) 6wt CF rod. At the other end of the spectrum, the 12wt did bog it down somewhat, but the reserve of power in the big butt section will pull it through without complaint. I liken it to a big V8 diesel engine with low end torque that’s a pleasure to draw into."
Read the complete review here
- 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.