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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    Sweet rod!!

    I purchased the Ready to Wrap kit for the 4wt Packlight in the Salsa color. I purchased it for a upcoming trip into the Sierras and waited a little too close to the actual trip. The Epic team did a great job in fulfilling my order and getting it shipped out to me as soon as they could and the kit arrived just in time! Cheers for awesome customer service! The kit itself is very well stocked and the components are top notch and beautifully made. This rod casts buttery smooth and fighting and landing fish on it is a blast! I look forward to purchasing another Epic rod in the future! Mahalo nui!

    Anonymous verified customer review of 4wt - Packlight FastGlass® Fly Rod Kit
    Michael L.
    New Zealand New Zealand

    More fun

    The 4wt Packlight is an amazing rod. Not used to casting such a light and short rod I felt like I had a toy in my hands, and most likely under gunned. Totally wrong. Small streams hold large fish, and this rod handled them perfectly. 4lb tippet on 6lb trout = big bends and so much more fun. Short enough to pack in anywhere without adding any weight. For me, the perfect backup rod, that sometimes gets used more than the main rod, because of the fun factor.

    John D.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

    4wt packlight rod kit

    I gave you a 9 out of 10 but...... Now I've fished with this rod wow it's a fantastic 10 out of 10 well done epic team Kind regards John Dix Isle of Jura / Scotland


    Spectacular rod, fun, easy build!

    While the instruction book was a bit lacking in explanations, there are a number of great YouTube videos that clearly demonstrate each step (and even have some really cool tips like the "one wrap" look). That being said, the build was fun and relatively easy! Just about everything required is included in the kit and all the components are TOP quality. It took me about 4 days to get everything together, wrapped, epoxied, and cured, and the end result is phenomenal! I bought this kit to replace a TFO fiberglass rod that I had lost to a river (stupid slippery rocks!), and I have been INCREDIBLY impressed with the catsability of this rod. My TFO was a fun, short range creek rod, but I could never cast it beyond about 50 feet. Took my Epic out yesterday and was pretty easily casting to the backing of my SA GPX with some double hauls. I was very impressed with the backbone of this rod to handle the long casts as well as the flexibility for short range accuracy! Would absolutely recommend to a friend or anyone else! They also give you extra supplies so you can practice your wraps and such before doing the "real" deal.

    United States United States

    Sweet Rod

    Customer service was great and the blank and components are of high quality. The instruction book is pretty clear too.


    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™ 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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