The Epic 580 Ready to Wrap Rod Kit.
The very best components available, all designed to fit together seamlessly. No Reaming, No Drilling, No Sanding - all Epic.
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.
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. Our premium grade cork grip features a tapered bore to fit your chosen blank. Each cork grip is ported to receive our Epic reel seat perfectly.
*Kit contents may vary according to options and model chosen
- 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: AFTMA #5
Total length: 2,438mm
ERN: (Unwrapped): 4.8
Optimal Grain Window: 130 - 155 Grains
Effective Line Range: AFTMA 4/ 5 / 6
Action: Progressive / Mid Flex / Medium
Blank Weight: 54g
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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.
Epic 580 ready to wrap
Having read the instructions (2x) and watched a few You Tube videos, started on the build process last night, great quality components in the kit, the only thing missing was the guide spacing table (but this in online, so not a drama). Will let you know how the build turns out. Thanks Andrew
Extremely fun and straight forward to build. I've casted with it one and it is amazing
Three seasons of Epic
For as long as i remember, i am, sorry i was an Orvis fan, so i wanted an Orvis glassrod. At least, that is what i thought. In the spring of 2014 i the USA and thought i could pick up one there. To cut i short, it did not work out. Back at home in Norway, i searched the web and found a company which offered a package deal, a "ready to wrap" they called it. I had no experience and gave it a go, why not, winters in Norway are long. I ordered a 580 "So Blue" and started wrapping. I was not satisfied with the reelseat and the corkhandle, thus using other components and finished the rod. Building the 580 was easier than i thougt. My first casts on my then home river, the "Renariver" where a real joy, i liked this rod from the start and we started a relationship, we bonded. My exes, then top of the line Orvis rods are sold and replaced by this 580, my rod of choice and a nude 686, nude 888, olive 476 and my soon to build mocha 376. The 580 is still my favorite and use it for most of my (river) fishing, but the others are valued members, they shine when needed. There will be a new 580 in my collection because i have the three piece and it is to long to have as e.g. airplane luggage. I hope there will be a 580 packlite, the 476 does not suit my need... but if not, i will probably go for the four piece... do i like swift fly rods? Yeah, they are Epic!
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"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." - Daniel L
The components in our Epic Ready to Wrap Rod Kit have all been specifically designed to work together.
- Our comprehensive 40 page step by step fly rod build book
- Glue kit (preloaded syringes, epoxy - brushes - mixing cups)
- Fold out rod building stands - Kit box doubles as your workstation
- Highest quality stripping guides matched to each kit
- Flor grade quality Portuguese cork grip in your choice of style
- Japanese silk threads for wrapping and trims
- Genuine Snake Brand guides either e-coated or black nickel
- Bar stock Alloy reel seats that will last a lifetime
- Our hand ferruled "Katana" rod tube
- The most sophisticated fly rod blanks made
The secret to building a great fly rod.