480 Ready to Wrap Kit

  480 Ready to Wrap Kit

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Epic 480 Ready to Wrap Fly Rod Kit.

The very best componentry available, all designed to fit together seamlesslyNo Reaming, No Drilling, No Sanding - all Epic.

At 8ft for a four weight, the 480 is as smooth as silk. A little more delicate and slightly softer the the 476, the 480 is a masterful presentation tool. Full flexing and Super smooth.

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. Our premium grade cork grip features a tapered bore to fit your chosen blank. Each cork grip is ported to receive our Epic reel seat perfectly.

*Kit contents may vary according to options and model chosen

Each Kit contains:

  • Epic 480 Blank
  • High quality fiberglass rod tube in satin black
  • Premium hand sewn rod sock
  • Your choice of finest quality Portuguese cork grip *configurable
  • Epic reel seat in either black or Titanium finish.
  • 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 thread. 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 substiuted for other stock colors on request. View Stock Thread Colours

Recommended line weight: AFTMA #4 

Length: 8'
Pieces: 4

Recommended line weight: AFTMA #4
Length: 8' 
Pieces: 4  
Total length: 2,438mm 
ERN: (Unwrapped): 3.66 
ELN: 4
Optimal Grain Window: 120 - 135 Grains
Effective Line Range: AFTMA 4 / 5
Action: Progressive / Mid Flex / Medium 
Taper: Fast
Blank Weight: 40g

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    The rod was a gift and was delivered quickly to the joy of the receiver. Was a little bummed they ran out 4wt line. As well the receiver of the gift had to pay to have it delivered or imported on top of what I paid which negated the discount in the end. Overall a great gift but just some shipping issues.

    Damon Taylor

    The start of a new addiction

    This is the first rod I have built - but it certainly wont be the last. I have been really impressed with the quality of this product - everything that is in the box (and the box itself) is top-shelf. The instruction manual tells you literally everything you need to know, and I was surprised at just how easy it was to end up with (at least in my eyes) a rod that looks as good as something you would buy compete. And in an ever increasing world of poor customer service it is good to see that there are some companies that still take pride in offering good service.

    Carl McNeil

    100% satisfied!!

    Let me just say that I was pleasantly surprised and blown away. I had talked about getting a high quality rod for a LONG time with my fishing buddy, preferably something custom. I knew others who made their own but it wasn't really something I considered given my lack of experience. So, my friend surprised me with this kit as a gift. Let me just say it was FAR easier than I imagined and I LOVE the rod. The instructions were very simple and easy to follow, and this is coming from a guy who hates following instructions. Although I was a little intimidated at first, I was able to have it completely ready in a matter of days. And it is a beauty! It's a fantastic rod and I am 100% satisfied with it. It's strong, and you can cast anything with it. My friend was glad to hear it too. He had read about the kit online and decided to get one for me as a test. Having heard my experience and seeing the final product, he's getting his own. I'm thinking of picking up some for friends. Thanks! -Justin Bledsoe www.elkmountaintents.com

    Chad Amberg

    Can't wait for Christmas!

    I did take a peek and this is one gorgeous well put together kit. The colors are that fantastic hue only a fiberglass rod can give. This is going to be a great rod on the water.

    laurent hild

    first but not last one I am sure

    beautiful looking rod ...I am very happy of the result and can t wait to test it on the river ..action is superb !


    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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