Fly Rods Products

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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
Epic premium quality Fly Rod Reviews
"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.