Packlight - the super versatile 5 piece glass travel rod.
Head for the hills, answer the call and pack in your favorite adventure stick. We've taken our amazing 476 blank and reconfigured it as a 5 piece travel rod, now small and compact enough to easily slip down the side of a backpack or rucksack.
Incredibly light. An astounding 72 grams (2.54 ounces)
Incredibly convenient. Only 495 mm long (19.5 inches)
Incredibly tough. Made from fully unidirectional S2 Fastglass
The Epic™ 476 Packlite is crafted from Unidirectional S2 Glass, this material is stiffer and stronger than e-glass or standard s-glass. The 476 Packlight is a powerful and extremely accurate fly rod blank.
Colour: Tangerine Dream
Recommended Line Weight: AFTMA #4
Built Epic Tough
Epic glass rods are incredibly tough. Our S2 FastGlass has a far higher strength-to-weight ratio than Carbon fibre (graphite) rods. Epic FastGlass rods can endure more acute and severe bends than the equivalent Carbon fibre, tip sections are stronger and far less susceptible to breakages due to high-sticking and problematic rod angles when pulling against load.
Each Epic Packlight 476 Fly Rod Features:
- FastGlass™ fly rod blank with internally reenforced ferule system
- Our world famous fiberglass rod tube.
- Premium hand sewn rod sock.
- Cleaning cloth.
- Finest quality Portuguese cork grip.
- Hand Crafted Cap and Ring Reel Seat By Joel Lemke, USA.
- Unique black diamond stripper guide.
- Our signature Epic Ghost Wraps in premium Japanese silk with fine one turn pinstripe midway over each guide foot.
Recommended line weight: AFTMA #4
Total length: 2,265mm
ERN: (Unwrapped): 3.96
Optimal Grain Window: 120 - 135 Grains
Effective Line Range: AFTMA 4 / 5
Action: Progressive / Mid Flex / Medium
Rod Weight: 72g (2.54 ounces)
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The Packlight 476 is everything that someone would want in a backcountry four weight. Five piece, easy to carry, progressive taper but still has all the fun that fiberglass is supposed to have breed into it. As with all Studio Built fly rods, the fit and finish are flawless. The Packlight will be going on a lot of adventures and soon.
Incredibly versatile 4 weight
I purchased this specifically for packing into the backcountry (which it's a bit early for here in the Northern Rockies) but have been out with it on the Missouri River and some of our stillwater fisheries here in Montana. This is definitely more than a dedicated pack rod, and will likely serve as my only 4 weight down the road. Super powerful but smooth and classic feeling, and a true 4 weight ( I have been throwing an SA Trout on it). It fishes "long" for a 7'6" rod and pushes out long casts easily. Doesn't feel long, just has the control and distance of a longer rod. No problem on some big lakes if the wind is down, even though that is not the purpose it was designed for. Finish and fittings are great. Couldn't be happier or more impressed with the performance within those specifications.
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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.
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- 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
- 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.
and the very finest cork sourced directly from Portugal to ensure quality.
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.