5wt - 580 FastGlass Fly Rod Kit

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  • Epic 580 Ready to Wrap Rod Kit

    Smoother than Barry White.

    The 580 is super versatile, super smooth and just slick as all hell. Our personal favourite, the 580 presents like a 4 but has the strength and lifting power of a big six.  Divorce your lifeless graphite 6 & hook up with an Epic 580, you'll be glad you did. 

    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 comprehensive instructions you’ll need to build your own unique custom fly rod.

    Kit Contents:

    • Epic 580 Blank (4pce)
    • High quality fiberglass rod tube in satin black
    • Premium hand sewn rod sock
    • Your choice of finest quality Portuguese cork grip *configurable
    • Epic reel seat in either black or Titanium finish.
    • Optional fighting butt
    • Guide set (Snake brand Universal guides USA)
    • Hard Chrome stripper guide.
    • 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.
    Recommended line weight: #5 

    Length: 8'
    Pieces: 4

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  • Recommended line weight: AFTMA #5
    Length: 8' 
    Pieces: 4
    Total length: 2,438mm 
    Effective Line Range: AFTMA 4/ 5 / 6 
    Action:Progressive / Mid Flex / Medium  
    Taper: Fast
    Blank Weight: 54g

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    Forest M.
    United States United States

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    First rod build! Super convenient and user friendly. Don't be intimidated to build a rod - it just takes some patience! The rod itself is fantastic and it's the only one I fish now. Great casting, delicate and powerful at the same time and plays fish really nicely. I love the action of these glass rods. Tight lines!

    A The Swift Fly Fishing Company Customer
    Clayton M.
    United States United States

    Another Amazing Epic Rod Kit

    This is my 6th Epic build kit, so that alone should tell you what I think of these rods and the components. As usual, it's stellar stuff. (The addition of the winding check is nice, as I usually bought one on my own.). I love fishing with these, and the 580 is a fantastic dry-dropper rod and a lot of fun with our native cutts.

    rick b.
    United States United States

    580 kit

    These kits are awsome. I've built and sold tons of fly rods. The 580 was the easiest one. A quality blank and great components. I wish I would have picked one up sooner. Great job people at swift.

    Australia Australia

    Best rod build I’ve done

    Loved building this rod it turned out so good, it was a pleasure to build. I finished it a few days ago and took it out and fished little pine lagoon here in Tasmania, no fish but it was awesome to use. Loved it.

    Anonymous verified customer review of 5wt - 580 FastGlass Fly Rod Kit
    Edward S.
    United States United States

    Great Rod

    I finally got the chance to fish the 5wt - 580 that I built from the kit. First of all, I've built a bunch of rods, but must say this is one great kit. Everything from packaging to the components and booklet are top notch! I can see why there are so many positive reviews! I fished at a private club some friends belong to and it was a great place to try it out for the first time. Casts beautifully and can really lay out some line when needed, but also capable of shorter roll casting to get the fly into see tighter spots. I really loved fishing this rod as did my buddies who tried it. I was fortunate enough to hook some larger trout and the 580 controlled them beautifully. Can't wait to take this rod on my Colorado trip this fall! Definitely a keeper and a rod worth having in the collection! Great kit if you are just want to build your own quality fly rod.


    Each Epic Ready To Wrap Kit contains everything you need to make a great fly rod. The very best fly rod building components available, all designed to fit together seamlessly. No Reaming, No Drilling, No Sanding - all Epic.

    No reaming, no drilling, no sanding. Too Easy.
    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. Each cork grip is ported to receive our Epic reel seats perfectly. Easily assembled step by step. 

    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 micronfibers 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.

    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.

"This is my 4th Epic build and things worked out great! I expect this rod will tame a few mako sharks this Summer. "

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