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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    Christopher M.
    United States

    Absolutely Top Quality

    Where do I start? Everything about my experience with Swift has been excellent, from the pre-sales customer service to the smallest detail of the Epic 580 kit. I was pretty nervous about my first rod build, but the instructions were clear and detailed, and the top quality components helped make things easier. There is also more than enough thread and epoxy for a few practice runs and mistakes. The blank itself looks and feels amazing. It is so smooth, but still casts with a good backbone. It throws dry flies into a decent breeze with no problem, and can toss a double nymph rig with sinkers and a big indicator fairly well. Playing fish on the rod is so enjoyable, it's almost hard to put into words. The rod is so sensitive, yet provides good strength when you bend it into the lower sections. It makes smaller fish more fun to play and bigger fish easier to land. I would venture to say that Epic kits are the best deal in fly fishing, and I couldn't be happier with the decision to try a Fastglass rod. Like many other reviewers have said, I'm already saving for the next Epic and looking forward to fishing these rods everywhere I can.

    Christopher M. verified customer review of 5wt - 580 FastGlass® Fly Rod KitChristopher M. verified customer review of 5wt - 580 FastGlass® Fly Rod Kit

    So Blue 580 kit

    This is my fifth Epic build. As before all the components are excellent, the finished rod is nicely balanced and rod casts a five weight line beautifully. These rods fish well and are amazingly tough.

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    Clayton M.
    United States

    Another Great Kit

    This is my third kit from Epic, and it equals the quality of the first two. Everything about this kit is excellent and I cannot say how pleased I am.

    Mark M.

    Epic 580 Fast Glass

    I received the product really quick and it came just as promised. All packed and ready to build. So far I am half way through the build and getting really excited when it is finished. The product is top class. Can't wait to finish it and use it.

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    Swift 580 fastglass

    I couldn’t be happier with the build kit for the 580 fastglass. Materials are absolutely amazing, directions are concise and detailed, and customer support has been quick and helpful. The rod itself is extremely well thought out and I know it’s going to be a true workhorse. It feels absolutely incredible in hand. Overall it was a great experience from start to finish and I look forward to building many more of these in the future.

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    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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