Regular price $ 425.00 USD
8wt - 888 FastGlass® Fly Rod Kit
Fly Rod Building kit - 8 weight fibreglass
8wt - 888 FastGlass® Fly Rod Kit
8 weight Fiberglass fly rod blank Epic 888
8 weight Fiberglass fly rod blank Epic 888
8 weight Fiberglass fly rod blank Epic 888
Rod Kit 888 Ready to Wrap Kit
Rod Kit 888 Ready to Wrap Kit
Rod Kit 888 Ready to Wrap Kit
Rod Kit 888 Ready to Wrap Kit
Rod Kit 888 Ready to Wrap Kit
Rod Kit 888 Ready to Wrap Kit
Rod Kit 888 Ready to Wrap Kit
Rod Kit 888 Ready to Wrap Kit

8wt - 888 FastGlass® Fly Rod Kit

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Regular price $ 425.00 USD Or, fish now pay later with up to 4 payments of $ 106.25 USD with Splitit.
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The 888 Ready to Wrap Rod Kit.

The very best components available, all designed to fit together seamlessly. No Reaming, No Drilling, No Sanding - All Epic.

The mighty 888 was designed specifically for chasing Big Bonefish but is just at home wrangling large freshwater species 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 Epic 888 has gained cult status with Redfish, Pike, Musky and Golden Dorado anglers world wide. If you're chasing big toothy courtiers - this is the weapon of choice.

Regarded by industry pro's and glass aficionados world wide as the best glass 8wt made, the Epic 888 presents beautifully but packs a bad ass attitude. Perfect for tossing big flies, swinging streamers and saltwater work. 

The 888 is as strong as an ox, super smooth and extremely versatile.

FastGlass® II
The Epic™ 888 is produced using industry leading Zentron 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 a tighter, more precise and stronger material. 

SnakeBelly
Our SnakeBelly™ finish is produced by a unique radial production process. 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 very durable.

Sure Fit Ferule
Break a tip? we've got you covered  This ferule system is so precise that parts interchange between models. Gone are the days of having to return a broken section to the manufacturer or outlet where you purchased from. Breakages can be addressed by simply sending out the replacement part.

Extra Lucky
In Chinese tradition, certain numbers are believed to be auspicious and possess special powers. The number 8 signifies prosperity and wealth and is viewed as such an auspicious number that a number with several eights is considered very lucky indeed. We think the 888 is extra lucky because, like us, it was made in New Zealand.

Finished in new Electric Blue
Each Kit contains:
  • Epic 888 Blank
  • Epic translucent fibreglass fly 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 high quality Titanium 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 substituted for other stock colours on request. View Stock Thread Colours
Recommended grain window at 30ft: 202 - 218 GRAINS. 13 - 14 GRAMS
Recommended AFFTA line weight:
 #8

Length: 8' 8"
Pieces: 4

Specifications

Recommended grain window at 30ft: 202 - 218 GRAINS. 13 - 14 GRAMS
Recommended AFFTA line weight:
 #8
Length: 8' 8"
Pieces: 4
Action: Progressive / Fast
Taper: Fast 
Butt Diameter: 12.26mm
Tip Diameter: 2.12mm
Blank Weight: 89 gm - 3.1oz 


Epic Fiberglass Fly Rod Blank
9 weight 9 foot fiberglass fly rod blank
Epic Fiberglass Fly Rod Blank

    Got questions? - Drop us a line, we'd love to hear from you.

    The 888 Ready to Wrap Rod Kit.

    The very best components available, all designed to fit together seamlessly. No Reaming, No Drilling, No Sanding - All Epic.

    The mighty 888 was designed specifically for chasing Big Bonefish but is just at home wrangling large freshwater species 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 Epic 888 has gained cult status with Redfish, Pike, Musky and Golden Dorado anglers world wide. If you're chasing big toothy courtiers - this is the weapon of choice.

    Regarded by industry pro's and glass aficionados world wide as the best glass 8wt made, the Epic 888 presents beautifully but packs a bad ass attitude. Perfect for tossing big flies, swinging streamers and saltwater work. 

    The 888 is as strong as an ox, super smooth and extremely versatile.

    FastGlass® II
    The Epic™ 888 is produced using industry leading Zentron 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 a tighter, more precise and stronger material. 

    SnakeBelly
    Our SnakeBelly™ finish is produced by a unique radial production process. 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 very durable.

    Sure Fit Ferule
    Break a tip? we've got you covered  This ferule system is so precise that parts interchange between models. Gone are the days of having to return a broken section to the manufacturer or outlet where you purchased from. Breakages can be addressed by simply sending out the replacement part.

    Extra Lucky
    In Chinese tradition, certain numbers are believed to be auspicious and possess special powers. The number 8 signifies prosperity and wealth and is viewed as such an auspicious number that a number with several eights is considered very lucky indeed. We think the 888 is extra lucky because, like us, it was made in New Zealand.

    Finished in new Electric Blue
    Each Kit contains:
    • Epic 888 Blank
    • Epic translucent fibreglass fly 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 high quality Titanium 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 substituted for other stock colours on request. View Stock Thread Colours
    Recommended grain window at 30ft: 202 - 218 GRAINS. 13 - 14 GRAMS
    Recommended AFFTA line weight:
     #8

    Length: 8' 8"
    Pieces: 4

    Specifications

    Recommended grain window at 30ft: 202 - 218 GRAINS. 13 - 14 GRAMS
    Recommended AFFTA line weight:
     #8
    Length: 8' 8"
    Pieces: 4
    Action: Progressive / Fast
    Taper: Fast 
    Butt Diameter: 12.26mm
    Tip Diameter: 2.12mm
    Blank Weight: 89 gm - 3.1oz 


    Epic Fiberglass Fly Rod Blank
    9 weight 9 foot fiberglass fly rod blank
    Epic Fiberglass Fly Rod Blank

      Got questions? - Drop us a line, we'd love to hear from you.