5wt 580 FastGlass Fly Rod

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  • Smoother than Barry White.

    The 580 is super versatile and super smooth. Our personal favourite, the 580 presents with grace but has the strength and lifting power of a big five.  

    The Epic 580 is an extremely smooth and versatile fly rod and the perfect choice for dry fly fishing.

    Our Epic™ 580 is crafted from Unidirectional S2 Glass, this material is stiffer and stronger than e-glass or standard s-glass.  

    Recommended line weight: AFTMA #5 

    Length: 8'
    Pieces: 4


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  • Recommended line weight: AFTMA #5
    Length: 8' 
    Pieces: 4  
    Total length: 2,438mm 
    ERN: (Unwrapped): 4.8
    ELN: 5
    Optimal Grain Window: 130 - 155 Grains 
    Action: Progressive / Mid Flex / Medium  
    Taper: Fast 
    Rod Weight: 112g 
    Butt Diameter: 10.28mm

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    Theerapong L.

    Awesome rod

    I just the rod for golden mahseer is perfect

    Theerapong L. verified customer review of 5wt 580 FastGlass Fly Rod
    Shane H.

    New glassrod

    Purchased a 580 glass rod ,olive colour with black reel seat and inscription couldn't be happier,rod looks fantastic and casts beautifully with the glass line to match ,ordered the rod which only took a bit over 2 weeks to arrive at my door ,

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    Casts like a dream; A wonderful fishing tool!

    While the 580 glass rod requires you to be much more patient than a newer carbon fiber rod, it is silky smooth -- think freshly whipped butter or whipped cream -- and is light and true. it handles 18-20" fish with ease and is a pleasure to cast both big and small flies with. I love the rod and can't wait to buy another glass rod from Epic to fish!

    Yabe Kazumasa

    Great rod

    The rod is simply great. I love it. I do not have a big knowledge of rods but I like feeling of the rod casting and fighting with fishes. Cosmetic is fantastic. Also communications are so good. I am highly recommend this rod!! Thanks everything!!

    Yabe Kazumasa verified customer review of 5wt 580 FastGlass Fly RodYabe Kazumasa verified customer review of 5wt 580 FastGlass Fly Rod

    Very Versatile !

    I have had this rod for about a year now and have used it on streams ,rivers and lakes.Throws a lovely dry presentation and handles tungsten nymphs and streamers easily.The quality and finish is fantastic, communication from Trevor was great during and after the build.

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  • FastGlass II
    All Epic "Glass" rods are produced from industry leading 8 micron Unidirectional S-2 Glass. This next generation fiber is specifically engineered for fly rod production and features 8 micron fibers developed and produced in the USA. These fibres are almost half the diameter of other unidirectional materials, resulting in tighter, more precise and stronger fly rods. 

    SnakeBelly™ delivers the toughest exterior finish possible. After production, blanks are first painted and then clear coated. This two step process produces blanks that are incredibly scratch resistant and durable.

    SureFit Ferule
    Break a tip? we've got you covered  This ferule system is so precise that breakages can be addressed by simply sending out the replacement part. Gone are the days of having to return a broken section.

    Handcrafted one at a time - especially for you
    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.

    Make it personal
    Add your name name or inscription and we'll hand paint it on your fly rod. 

    The level or craftsmanship on each Epic fly rod is unrivalled. You will not see a better built fly rod anywhere, better components, better workmanship, better attention to detail.

    Built Epic Tough
    Epic glass rods are incredibly tough. Our S2 FastGlass II 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 or even regular S2 glass, tip sections are stronger and far less susceptible to breakages due to high-sticking and problematic rod angles when pulling against load.

    Delivered direct to your door
    Once ordered it usually takes around two weeks to build your new fly rod, then we deliver priority tracked and insured courier direct to you door. We'll email you with tracking info as your rod leaves our studio workshop.

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