Epic DH13 Two Handed Spey Rod

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  • Presenting the finest two handed Spey rod

    Each Epic two handed Spey rod is a custom tuned, advanced, lightweight, and highly responsive two handed fly rod.

    Titanium stripping guides, the best cork in the industry, Japanese silk wraps, CNC machined reel seat with self locating hood, alignment dots and a hand written inscription - this is a two handed fly rod like no other.

    3 Weights. One length. 6 Pieces.

    After talking to expert Spey casters around the world a 13ft two hander was clearly the most versatile and useful length for most two handed casters. A standardized length across our range also makes line selection a comparatively easy task.

    Weights:
    Epic two handed blanks come in 3 different weights / power configurations:
    5 / 6 Trout Spey
    6 / 7 Large Trout & Steelhead
    7 / 8 Salmon & large Steelhead

    Recommended Grain Windows:
    5 / 6 Trout Spey: 340 - 420 grains. 
    6 / 7 Large Trout & Steelhead: 420 - 480 grains. 
    7 / 8 Salmon & large Steelhead: 470 - 530 grains. 

    Convenience.

    Feedback from traveling anglers told us that conventional 4 piece rods were too long to travel with, we took that on board and produce all our two handers in a convenient 6 piece configuration. These big rods will easily fit in your luggage along side a single handed fly rod.

    Our unique ground ferule system means actions are precise and indistinguishable from a standard 4 piece rod.

    Studio Built. Handcrafted, One at a Time.
    Each Epic Custom is handcrafted specifically for you from start to finish here in our studio workshop - no detail is overlooked.

    When purchasing one of our carbon fibre rods you can be confident that you are investing in premium engineering, componentry and craftsmanship.

    The Epic Action.
    Epic C series would best be described as Medium Fast in action. Epic C Series are light without sacrificing strength.

    Tough
    Our use of 100% non woven fibre and Silica nano matrix technology makes for a very tough, lightweight and extremely responsive blank.

    We believe there is no better fly rod made.

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  • Action: Progressive. Medium fast
    Length: 13ft all models
    Weight: 200g - 206g depending on model (7oz to 7.2oz)
    Fore grip length: 325mm (12.7 inches)
    Rear grip length:125mm (4.9 inches)

    Weights:
    Epic two handed blanks come in 3 different weights / power configurations:
    6 Trout Spey
    7 Large Trout & Steelhead
    8 Salmon & large Steelhead

    Recommended Grain Windows:
    5 / 6 Trout Spey: 340 - 420 grains. 
    6 / 7 Large Trout & Steelhead: 420 - 480 grains. 
    7 / 8 Salmon & large Steelhead: 470 - 530 grains. 

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    JB
    08/12/2019
    John B.
    United States United States

    Epic DH13 Two Handed Spey Rod

    This rod is an absolute pleasure to cast and it has incredible feel when fighting fish. It is such a forgiving rod that just seems to load up and launch line even when your casting stroke may be touch off, and when it is on, it is mind blowing. The 13ft length still feels incredibly light in hand and so smooth and crisp. I love the 6 piece design for travel reasons and you give up nothing in terms of rod action. The 6 wt trout Spey is perfect for AK trout and I love it for summer Steelhead on the Deschutes. The uniquness of this rod makes it something everyone should have in their quiver. The fact that it is a beautiful, hand made product, only makes it more desirable. I absolutely love fishing this Spey.

    PD
    06/27/2019
    Patrik D.

    Happily married!

    Feel like this rod was made for me. Or was I made for her? Anyhow, I will dedicate my life and love to her and I hope she will trust me as much as I trust her. She gives me joy, confidence and superb casts! Please let me know as soon as a 14” #9 is in the making ❤️ Or would that make me unfaithful?

    BH
    06/18/2019
    bashar h.
    United States United States

    You can't get better than this ....

    To make it short... I have never cast a better fly rod.

    DS
    10/23/2018
    David S.
    New Zealand

    Ultimate in large river trout Spey

    This rod doesn’t disappoint in any way. From the moment you open the unique and highly functional tube to pulling out the sections from the excellent rod case you realise it exudes quality and class. The finish on the rod, whippings, fittings, ground ferules and best cork I have yet seen on a rod all keep with the theme of high quality. It is one of the best quality rods I have seen. Having put the six sections together you can feel they fit tightly and the ground ferrules grip and resist twist and torqueing – a handy feature for Spey rod! I was also pleased to see that Loop Classic 8/9 reel balanced the rod perfectly about an inch and half back from the top of the handle. So, no need to play around with weighting. Now for casting. I took the rod down to the lower Wairau River and fitted various long head Scandi lines (370 to 390gr and (38ft to 43ft) with different tips and medium head Spey at 54ft (470gr). I’d describe the rod as a medium fast action. This meant it was forgiving on timing and yet easily able to cast out tight wind-cheating loops. The rod felt light in the hand, not tiring at all thanks to the construction and balance point. Snake rolls, single Spey and water anchored casts all deftly delivered. Off the shoulder and left-hand casts were no issue. The action and 13ft length made this rod so much easier than my previous 6# at 11’6”. Also worth noting, I didn’t notice any twist in the ferules after several sessions and all day casting. Normally I tape my sections to stop twist and the risk of a section flying loose. I’ve yet to try Skagit heads, but these are a lot easier to cast so more a case of finding the best grain weight. I’m looking forward to winter! In summary I am really pleased with this this rod it is a very welcome addition to my rod quiver. It is perfect for trout Spey for are medium to large rivers where range and depth are important for presentation. Moreover, just about perfect for targeting lower river sea-run-browns AKA Sewin. And it made in the South Island New Zealand!

    DK
    10/05/2018
    David K.
    United States

    Outstanding performance

    I’ve long been a fan of the Fast Glass rods and have pretty much exclusively fished the 480-3 on local trout streams for the last eighteen months or so. Earlier this year I had the opportunity to cast two of the carbon rods, the 690C and 7130C DH. With an Alaskan rainbow trip around the corner I decided to invest in the 8wt. I was not disappointed: it threw 540-570 grain Skagit lines with 10’ T-14 tips and medium-sized weighted streamers with ease and was a joy to cast a Scandi line on too. I’m still relatively new to spey casting and I haven’t tried all that many DH rods so it’s difficult to describe the action other than that it feels considerably faster in the tip, yet you still feel the rod load all the way down and it has a ton of backbone when you need it. Not only is it incredibly compact, making it a breeze to travel with, but it is also surprising light, perfect for long days on the river. In short, I’ll be hard pressed to find a reason to take my other ‘big rod’ out anytime soon. Fingers crossed an opportunity will arise to treat myself to the 6wt.

    David K. verified customer review of Epic DH13 Two Handed Spey Rod
  • Better Components
    Each hand crafted Epic carbon fibre fly rod boasts the very finest components available: 

    • Silica nano matrix fly rod blank with internally reenforced ferule system
    • Sure-Fit™ ferrule system. Makes section replacements simple
    • Helical wound core construction - light while giving superior strength
    • SnakeBelly™ finish with super hard gloss coat to protect your rod
    • Stunning Japanese Silk thread wraps
    • Finest quality Portuguese cork grip
    • Titanium stripper guides - Corrosion proof
    • Premium quality snake guides from Snake brand USA - Highly corrosion resistant 
    • Our original design flip top rod sock - just better
    • Katana Rod Tube
    • Cleaning cloth

     


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