4wt - Packlight FastGlass® Fly Rod Kit

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  • 476 Packlight Fly Rod Kit 

    4wt - Packlight Fiberglass back packing fly rod kit (5 piece)

    Our famous 476 reconfigured as an ultra packable backpacking fly rod. The Epic multi piece Packlight fly rod is designed to pack into your favourite spot. Designed fish in tight confined creeks but still with the backbone and pulling power of a much larger rod - the 5 piece 476 Packlight is the deal.

    Our Epic Ready to Wrap Rod Kit makes life easy - we’ve done much of the hard work for you. The kit contains all the components, glues, rod finish and instructions you’ll need to build your own unique custom Epic fly rod.

    Recommended line weight: AFTMA #4 
    Length: 7'6"
    Pieces: 5

    Each Kit contains:

    • Epic 476 5 piece Packlight blank
    • High quality translucent fiberglass rod tube
    • Premium hand sewn rod sock
    • Guide set (Snake brand Universal guides USA)
    • Glue kit (preloaded syringes, grip & tip epoxy, brushes, mixing cups & full instructions)
    • China-graph marking pencil
    • Rod stands
    • Comprehensive 42 page build book with step by step instructions
    • Stickers / Decals
    • *Japanese Silk threads. Each kit includes natural 212 silk (we include instructions on how to use this to make perfectly clear ghost wraps) and black thread for trims. These default threads can be substituted for other stock colors on request. View Stock Thread Colours

    Got questions? - Drop us a line, we'd love to hear from you.

  • Recommended line weight: AFTMA #4 
    Length: 7'6"
    Pieces: 5  
    Total length: 2,265mm
    ERN: (Unwrapped): 3.96
    ELN: 4
    Optimal Grain Window: 120 - 135 Grains
    Effective Line Range: AFTMA 4 / 5
    Action:Progressive / Mid Flex / Medium  
    Taper: Fast
    Blank Weight: 47g


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    Fiberglass fly rod back packing fly rod kit
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    04/08/2019
    Iain P.
    Australia

    4wt - Packlight FastGlass® Fly Rod Kit

    Great product - easy to build, but quite a learning curve for a novice. After making one, I'd do another in a quarter the time, and with a better wrap finish. But finish this one I did, and it casts beautifully. Note - it's well worth investing in a rod rotator to finish the wraps, and don't wind them too tight!

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    12/10/2018
    Andrew H.
    Australia

    Sweet little kit

    Been wanting to try one of these for ages. Really enjoyed the whole experience, and especially working with good quality materials that worked together perfectly. First day on the water saw two little rainbows brought to the bank. Hopefully, many more to come :-)

    Andrew H. verified customer review of 4wt - Packlight FastGlass® Fly Rod Kit
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    12/08/2018
    Andrew C.
    New Zealand

    Top of the glass

    Great fun to build. Great fun to use. Especially with home tied flies. The rod can handle heavier than 4 wt lines too.

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    02/26/2018
    Oliver S.
    Switzerland

    Fantastic Kits

    A bunch of us put together some kits over a weekend, most have never built a rod before but the kits made it easy. Every tiny detail was planned for and the quality of the components is top notch. (There's more than enough thread and epoxy in each kit to make 3 or 4 rods.) Everyone had a blast and was thrilled with the finished rods. The season opening here in Switzerland is in a few weeks and three shiny new packlights will be there on day one...

    Oliver S. verified customer review of 4wt - Packlight FastGlass® Fly Rod Kit
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    11/28/2017
    Anonymous
    Japan

    Lovely rod

    My first Epic rod and would like more. It was easy and quite satisfying for my first rod building. Will go for 763 ready to wrap kit next!

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  • THE MOST THOROUGH AND COMPLETE FLY ROD BUILDING KITS ON THE MARKET.

    Each Epic Ready To Wrap Kit contains everything you need to make a great fly rod. The very best fly rod building components available, all designed to fit together seamlessly. No Reaming, No Drilling, No Sanding - all Epic.

    No reaming, no drilling, no sanding. Too Easy.
    Building a great custom fly rod is no mean feat, selecting the correct matching components can be an intimidating exercise alone. Then there’s those wraps, the cork and glue...

    Our Epic Ready to Wrap Rod Kit makes life easy - we’ve done much of the hard work for you. The kit contains all the components, glues, rod finish and instructions you’ll need to build your own unique custom Epic fly rod.

    The components in our Epic Ready to Wrap Rod Kit have all been specifically designed to work together. Each cork grip is ported to receive our Epic reel seats perfectly. Easily assembled step by step. 

    FastGlass II
    All Epic "Glass" rods are produced from industry leading 8 micron Unidirectional S-2 Glass. This next generation fiber is specifically engineered for fly rod production and features 8 micronfibers developed and produced in the USA. These fibres are almost half the diameter of other unidirectional materials, resulting in tighter, more precise and stronger fly rods. 

    SnakeBelly
    SnakeBelly™ delivers the toughest exterior finish possible. After production, blanks are first painted and then clear coated. This two step process produces blanks that are incredibly scratch resistant and durable.

    SureFit Ferule
    Break a tip? we've got you covered  This ferule system is so precise that breakages can be addressed by simply sending out the replacement part. Gone are the days of having to return a broken section.

    Built Epic Tough
    Epic glass rods are incredibly tough. Our S2 FastGlass II 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 or even regular S2 glass, tip sections are stronger and far less susceptible to breakages due to high-sticking and problematic rod angles when pulling against load.

"This is my 4th Epic build and things worked out great! I expect this rod will tame a few mako sharks this Summer. "

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