A Heavyweight Fiberglass Fly Rod - without the heavy weight.
Epic FastGlass® - Classy, glassy and an absolute powerhouse. The mighty Boca Grande is an incredibly tough and resilient 12 weight fiberglass fly rod.
Let's be be frank here. 12 weight graphite rods tend to be as stiff as broomsticks, far from enjoyable to cast and get one under serious load and they're prone to exploding. (Carbon fiber experiences what is technically termed "Catastrophic failure" - Glass fiber does not)
Epic Ambassador Norbert Renuad is a monster Pike specialist here he unboxes our mighty 12 Boca Grande.
"The best fly rod built to tame serious beasts! - The 12 weight Boca Grande fly rod from Epic"
At best the term “5 weight’ is used to describe the weight of fly line a given fly rod designer reckons you should be casting on their rod. But with line measurement effectively out the window, things are really starting to go pear shaped here....
Which weighs more, a floating fly line or a sinking line? It may surprise you to know that they both weigh the same - at 30 feet anyway. Or at least they should. For example, under the AFFTA system for rating fly lines a 5 weight fly line is a 5wt regardless of whether it is a floater, a sinking fly line or an intermediate.
Last year at one of our regular "How do we make these better" chats (we dont have any meetings around here) - Trev suggested we take a closer look at the new Fuji Torzite stripping guides - I have to admit to being a little sceptical, to date we'd been using a very good titanium stripping guide produced by Alps. They're top notch.....