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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Dominic T.
United Kingdom


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

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.



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!!!

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
Pat Cohen


This is one of the smoothest casting glass 8wts I've ever used. Casts 8 inch streamers with little effort, beautifully crafted...Love it!


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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