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888 FastGlass Fly Rod

  888 FastGlass Fly Rod

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Meet the very lucky Epic 888

Our mighty 888 was designed specifically for chasing Bonefish but is just at home wrangling large freshwater species like Carp, Pike and monster Muskie 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 easy casting soul and incredible strength of S2 FastGlass™

S2 FastGlass™ - not your papa’s fiberglass fly rod. 
Epic™ blanks are made to exacting standards using a proprietary Unidirectional S2-glass composite. Unlike other fiberglass fly rods, this material features a fully unidirectional fibre layup which aligns fibres longitudinally along the blank where they are most needed. This recipe, rolled to our Epic tapers combine silky smooth loading with trophy pulling power that we call FastGlass. The result is an incredibly strong, light and powerful tube with a crisp, precise response.

Hand crafted one at a time.
Each Epic fly rod is specifically hand made for you as it is ordered.  Please allow two to three weeks for us to do an Epic job for you. We’ll be in touch with a build time and shipping details as soon as we receive your order.

Each Epic fly rod features:

  • FastGlass fly rod blank with internally reenforced ferule system
  • High quality fiberglass rod tube in satin black
  • Premium hand sewn rod sock.
  • cleaning cloth.
  • Finest quality Portuguese cork grip.
  • Full cork fighting butt with composite cork end (no cheap close cell foam)
  • Epic reel seat in either black or Titanium finish.
  • Guide set (Snake brand Universal guides USA)
  • Premium quality Titanium stripper guides.
  • Our signature Epic Ghost Wraps in premium Japanese silk with fine one turn pinstripe midway over each guide foot
Recommended AFFTA line weight: #8

Length: 8' 8"
Pieces: 4

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
Rod Weight: 150 grams


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05/29/2017
Anonymous
United States

Excellent rod

I took the 888 Fastglass to Christmas Island. It performed great for bonefish and a trigger or two. Delicate presentation, but had the backbone to fight the bones and smaller triggers. Craftsmanship is excellent. Only thing I'd change is that the reel seat is a bit longer than it seems is required, but perhaps some people use reels with a longer foot-plate, not sure. Anyway, it's only a minor thing. The rod performed great and is a beautiful work of craftsmanship.

DT
03/15/2017
Dominic T.
United Kingdom

MY NEW FAVOURITE ROD!!!

This rod has magic powers!!!!!!!!

AB
08/14/2016
Alan Bulmer

888 FastGlass Fly Rod review

Fantastic service. Build quality of the rod is stunning. Performs exactly as expected. Everything about the package was world class, second to none. Definitely the best fibreglass fly rod that I've ever handled. Looking forward to bending it double.

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08/03/2016
najmi

Unbelievable

This rod is super awesome! This rod can send the line to where you want the flies goes with relax, smooth, full of soul fly cast!! The best fiberglass rod i ever had!!!

MZ
07/13/2016
Michael Zoller

Glass is back

This rod is the first glass rod I've fished in lots of years and it was a big surprise. The first time out with it we were on tailing redfish and it was a blast. Loads really well for quick casts in tight, but has plenty of reserve power to dig deep and turn over big flies at a distance. The S2 glass comes alive once the fish is on and the fun really starts then. Impressed.

888 FastGlass Fly Rod

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We guarantee everything we make. 
If one of our products fails to meet your expectations either at the time you receive it, or over the next 30 days, contact us and we'll arrange a total refund and return at our cost, anywhere in the world.

The Epic Lifetime Warranty.

Every new Epic fly rod or blank that we produce is covered by our lifetime, original owner warranty. This warranty covers failure due to defects in material or workmanship of our product. Any Epic fly rod built by the Swift Fly Fishing company that fails due to misuse, negligence or normal wear-and-tear will be repaired or replaced at a nominal cost plus shipping at our discretion.

Full details of our warrenty, guarantee, replacment and returns policy can be found here 

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Gold standard for trout rods
"I live in the northeast part of the US and, when I'm not working, I'm chasing trout on small technical streams (e.g. Mossy Creek) in the east and bigger rivers out west like the Colorado, Blue, Arkansas or South Platte. This rod, the 690 C, is exceptional for any form of trout fishing. It's my favorite performance rod and is the benchmark against which any other rod should be evaluated. It's beautifully crafted and whether I'm fishing with friends or using a guide, everyone wants to give it a go and comes away impressed. I can't say enough good things about the production quality and the customer service I've received from Swift. Keep doing what you're doing - everyone is taking notice."
Michael Reingruber
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"I've cast a lot of different rods over the years and my first encounter with the Epic caught me by surprise - this rod is truly outstanding."
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"Dear Carl and team, This unit is sweet - a bit like stepping out of a VeeDub into a Porsche; I'm feeling the love! Many Tx, Henry"
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Your fly rod handcrafted to order
Choose the options you'd like on your Epic fly rod and we'll build it for you with tender loving care right here in our Wanaka Studio. Each Studio built fly rod is handcrafted specifically for you from start to finish and each is identified by a unique laser engraved winding check registered against your name in our owners database. Allow two to three weeks for your build - we'll be in touch with details.
Epic custom fly rod, the best fly rods
Better components
Each hand crafted fly rod boasts the very finest components possible
  • Titanium stripping guides with Japanese Silicon Carbide insert
  • Flor grade quality Portuguese cork grip in your choice of style
  • Japanese silk wraps
  • Genuine Snake Brand Guides either e-coated or black nickel
  • CNC Bar stock Alloy reel seats that will last a lifetime
  • Our hand ferruled "Katana" rod tube
  • The most sophisticated fly rod blanks made
Epic custom fly rod, the world's best fly rods
As good as it gets.
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.

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

Epic custom fly rod, the best fly rods
The Epic Ground Ferrule System™
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.
  • 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.
Epic custom fly rod, the best fly rods
Committed to quality
We craft the world's very best fly rods. The finest Japanese silk wraps, premium quality guides from Snake brand USA,
and the very finest cork sourced directly from Portugal to ensure quality.
These are just a few of the things we’ve incorporated into our designs to ensure you are fishing a quality fly rod that will last a lifetime.
The Epic Promise
If you order one of our beautiful handmade fly rods and are not 100% delighted with it we'll refund your purchase in full.

We are so very confident that every fly rod we make is of the highest quality possible, we guarantee your complete and absolute satisfaction or your money back.

If one of our products fails to meet your expectations either at the time you receive it, or over the next 30 days, contact us and tell us why you are disappointed and we'll fix it or arrange a total refund.