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Our mighty 888 was designed specifically for chasing Bonefish but is just at home wrangling large freshwater species like Carp, Pike and monster Muskie 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.
The easy casting soul and incredible strength of S2 FastGlass™
Length: 8' 8"
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Recommended grain window at 30ft: 202 - 218 GRAINS. 13 - 14 GRAMS
Recommended AFFTA line weight: #8
Length: 8' 8"
Action: Progressive / Fast
Butt Diameter: 12.26mm
Tip Diameter: 2.12mm
Rod Weight: 150 grams
I bought the glass 8wt and could not be happier. The only concern I had going into the purchase was how well the rod would cast into the wind and how much distance I would be able to get on a cast. When they describe their glass as being a fast action glass they are exactly right. Its not only the best glass rod I have casted but I would put it at the top of the list of 8wt rods in general. I thought it would be a fun rod to have to pull out sometimes but it quickly became my primary rod. I will definitely be purchasing more rods from Swift in the future!
The build quality on the 888 FastGlass is phenomenal. Love the blue blank color and top shelf components. A pleasure to fish, just had to slow down my casting stroke. Have used 3,4wt glass rods on smaller fish but really enjoy fighting the larger Lahontan Cutthroat Trout on my local lake with a glass rod.
Last year I bought a fastglass 868 for estuary work and was so impressed I decided I needed a fastglass 888. I used it for the first time in Sydney targeting yellowtail kingfish and it was awesome. It casts brilliantly and handles fish with aplomb. I'll be looking to get the 10wt Bandit in the future.
Picked one of these up to keep my Salsa 888 company, and it hasn’t disappointed. Feels a bit more balanced to me than the older 888, and still casts like a dream! Buttery smooth and great touch for sight-casting yet fast enough to handle the Hawaiian trade winds. Just slayed my first o’io (Hawaiian for Bonefish) on the rod this morning and found that, like the older Salsa, it’s got impressive lifting power for a glass rod. Doesn’t get much better than this... 5 stars!
S2 FastGlass™ - not your papa’s fiberglass fly rod
Epic™ blanks are made to exacting standards using a proprietary Unidirectional S2-glass composite. Unlike other fiberglass fly rods, this material features a fully unidirectional fibre layup which aligns fibres longitudinally along the blank where they are most needed. This recipe, rolled to our Epic tapers combine silky smooth loading with trophy pulling power that we call FastGlass™. The result is an incredibly strong, light and powerful tube with a crisp, precise response.
Hand crafted one at a time.
Each Epic fly rod is specifically hand made for you as it is ordered. Please allow two to three weeks for us to do an Epic job for you. We’ll be in touch with a build time and shipping details as soon as we receive your order.
Each Epic fly rod features:
Each Epic Fly Rod is individually handcrafted as ordered one at a time for you our customer. Our waiting list usually sits at around 3 to 6 weeks from ordering to delivery. If you have a special occasion or a trip date to meet please contact us.
*Our Fly Rod Building Kits and blanks ship immediately
H A N D C R A F T E D T O O R D E R
Exceptional craftsmanship, superior materials, industry leading design and technology backed by our lifetime warranty.
- Epic Handcrafted Fly Rods. Made in Wanaka, New Zealand -
E X C E P T I O N A L Q U A L I T Y
• FastGlass™ fly rod blank or Nano-tech Carbon Fibre with internally reenforced SureFit™ ferrule system • Lifetime support • Handmade fiberglass rod tube • Premium hand sewn rod sock • Microfibre cleaning cloth • Finest quality Portuguese cork grip • Premium quality Epic reel seat • Titanium or hard chrome stripper guides • Premium snake guides by Snake Brand™ USA • Japanese Silk thread wraps • Decals and stickers
E N D U R I N G C R A F T S M A N S H I P
If you order one of our beautiful handmade fly rods and are not delighted with it we'll refund your purchase in full.
We are so very confident that every fly rod we make is of the highest quality possible we guarantee your complete and absolute delight or your money back.