5wt - 590C Graphite Ready to Wrap Kit

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  • The Epic 590C Graphite Ready to Wrap Fly Rod Kit

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

    Advanced, High Performance Freshwater Fly.

    The Epic 590C is an extremely light responsive 5 weight fly rod blank designed specifically for dry fly, emerger and light nymph fishing for trout of all sizes.

    Revised generation two nano-technology. Epic C series are a state of the art fly rod blank. The most sophisticated composite materials and production processes are used in their construction. Proprietary nano-resins, full Helical construction, multi modulus, and unidirectional carbon fibre - We believe this is the most sophisticated fly rod blank available

    Ground ferrule system

    In addition to the industry leading technology used in each of our blanks, Epic carbon fibre fly rod blanks feature our proprietary ground ferrule system. Each male ferrule is hand ground to perfectly fit the female section of the blank. Female sections are all internally reinforced.

    Benefits of our ground ferrule system:

    • A secure positive fit eliminates knocks
    • Smoother energy transfer
    • Eliminates flat spots
    • Non slip - reduces twisting due to torque
    • Internally reinforced ferrules - eliminates ferrule fracture
    • Durable & scratch resistant
    • Gets better with use
    • Precise fit, sections are interchangeable, in the case of tip breakages replacement sections can be sent out immediately. No need to return the blank for a fit.


    The 590C blank weighs an astoundingly light 36 grams (1.2oz) 10% lighter than our previous model and lighter than equivalent blanks by Scott or Sage.

    Nano Tough

    Our use of Silica nano-resin makes for a very tough, lightweight and extremely responsive blank.

    As good as it gets

    Epic C (Carbon) series fly rod blanks are high performance fishing tools. The lockup point develops in the top third of the blank, and although recovery rates are fast, the Epic C series would best be described as Mid Flex (Orvis) or Medium fast (Sage). They are light without sacrificing strength (lighter than the equivalent Sage one).

    Epic Ready to Wrap Fly Rod Kits
    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 from those pictured according to options and model chosen

    Each Kit contains:
    • An Epic Unidirectional Carbon fibre blank with Helical wound core
    • Epic Katana hand ferruled black fibreglass fly rod tube 
    • Premium hand sewn rod sock
    • Your choice of finest quality Portuguese cork grip *configurable
    • Epic reel seat in either black or Titanium finish.
    • Guide set (Snake brand Universal guides USA)
    • Titanium 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 white silk and black thread for trims. These default threads can be substiuted for other stock colors on request. View Stock Thread Colours

    Recommended line weight: AFTMA #5

    Length: 9'
    Pieces: 4

  • Specifications

    Taper: Medium / Fast
    Action: Medium Fast  / Mid Flex
    Lockup point: Top third
    Resonant Frequency: 3.3 Hz
    Material: 57msi Carbon Blend
    Core: VeroCore Carbon Helix
    Recommended line weight: AFTMA #5 
    Length: 9'
    Pieces: 4
    Weight: 36g / 1.2oz
    Action Angle: 70 degrees
    Optimal Grain Window: 130 - 155 Grains 

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    Kai H.


    My recent purchase of the 590c has been really good it been really enjoyable wrapping the guides and I look forward to finishing it and getting some fish

    Kai H. verified customer review of 5wt - 590C Graphite Ready to Wrap Kit
    Brendan Turriff

    Bloody Ripper!

    Holy Moly, what a cracking rod! I have a number of high-end fly rods and the Epic 590C has become my number one by far. In fact, I would suggest that this is the nicest 5 weight rod EVER. It's light, responsive, accurate enough for those pin-point dry fly presentations, yet powerful enough to blast out line to beat all your mates to the rise. The building process, while a new experience for a muppet like me, was straight forward. The instructions were easy to digest and full of detail, enabling an enjoyable experience. The first trout on this rod was a blast and each once since, has been a delight to play out. If you have any desire for a new 5 weight rod, stick that Carbon in your cart, 'cause this one is a bloody ripper.


    Ready to wrap!

    Quick service and delivery. Kit was excellent and contained everything I needed. Haven't finished building the rod, but looking forward to getting onto the water with it.

    Jonathan H.
    United Kingdom

    Fantastic Rod!

    What a beautiful casting rod. This 590c is the first carbon rod I've purchased from Swift, all the others having been fastglass - and I have to say the 476 is the rod that convinced me to get rid of most of my carbon fibre rods - what a wonderful fishing rod. The Swift experience is excellent with great service and communication. Back to the 590c, having taken a long time to take the plunge to buy a carbon rod again I bought this for the bigger rivers local to me such as the Wye and Severn, first cast I was very impressed with the effortless casting action and the distance surprised me - I'm not a distance caster at all but on occasion it's very useful! It's so light in the hand as well, I paired it with a Lamson Force F2 SL which is the lightest reel I possess. The line is the Epic Glassline DT5F - the whole outfit is so well balanced that my friend who was fishing with me was left speechless on casting it. And he loves his Winston rods! We recently had a good day on the river Wye catching trout and grayling and it performed flawlessly at all ranges and accurately too. A real nice fishing rod. Great feel, good accuracy, gentle in the tip and powerful enough to pick up a decent amount of line. Great job guys!!

    Jonathan H. verified customer review of 5wt - 590C Graphite Ready to Wrap Kit
    Michael S.

    5wt - 590C Carbon Fibre Ready to Wrap Kit - great to cast

    I recently had a cast of an Epic carbon #5 wt and was impressed enough to order the kit. The rod seemed to cast more smoothly and with way more precision than the rods I have been using. I built the 5wt - 590C Carbon Fibre from the Ready to Wrap Kit from Epic.My first rod build and I think it went quite well. I used an old BBQ Rotisserie motor for the rod dryer and this worked very effectively. I have cast the rod in the park and it feels and performs like the one I tried. Smooth, precise and more consistent tight loops than I have been able to produce previously! The kit has everything needed and Carl's instruction booklet is a winner. If I built it again I would probably want black and white thread instead of the black and natural which came with the kit. A winding check would be nice too, but the thread works fine. The kit came with the bonus #5wt Epic Glassline which seems to suit the blank. Looking forward to the start of the season to try the rod out for real. May even have to return to Wanaka for a fish (fesh?)!

    Michael S. verified customer review of 5wt - 590C Graphite Ready to Wrap Kit

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