580 Ready to Wrap Kit
The Epic 580 Ready to Wrap Rod Kit.
The very best components available, all designed to fit together seamlessly. No Reaming, No Drilling, No Sanding - all Epic.
Smoother than Barry White. The 580 is super versatile, super smooth and just slick as all hell. Our personal favourite, the 580 presents like a 4 but has the strength and lifting power of a big six. Divorce your lifeless graphite 6 & hook up with an Epic 580, you'll be glad you did.
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.
- Epic 580 Blank (4pce)
- 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.
- Optional fighting butt
- Guide set (Snake brand Universal guides USA)
- Hard Chrome stripper guide.
- 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.
Recommended line weight: AFTMA #5
Total length: 2,438mm
ERN: (Unwrapped): 4.8
Optimal Grain Window: 130 - 155 Grains
Effective Line Range: AFTMA 4/ 5 / 6
Action: Progressive / Mid Flex / Medium
Blank Weight: 54g
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Three seasons of Epic
For as long as i remember, i am, sorry i was an Orvis fan, so i wanted an Orvis glassrod. At least, that is what i thought. In the spring of 2014 i the USA and thought i could pick up one there. To cut i short, it did not work out. Back at home in Norway, i searched the web and found a company which offered a package deal, a "ready to wrap" they called it. I had no experience and gave it a go, why not, winters in Norway are long. I ordered a 580 "So Blue" and started wrapping. I was not satisfied with the reelseat and the corkhandle, thus using other components and finished the rod. Building the 580 was easier than i thougt. My first casts on my then home river, the "Renariver" where a real joy, i liked this rod from the start and we started a relationship, we bonded. My exes, then top of the line Orvis rods are sold and replaced by this 580, my rod of choice and a nude 686, nude 888, olive 476 and my soon to build mocha 376. The 580 is still my favorite and use it for most of my (river) fishing, but the others are valued members, they shine when needed. There will be a new 580 in my collection because i have the three piece and it is to long to have as e.g. airplane luggage. I hope there will be a 580 packlite, the 476 does not suit my need... but if not, i will probably go for the four piece... do i like swift fly rods? Yeah, they are Epic!
My second, and not last, Epic flyrod.
Earlier this year i bought a 476, and it suprised not only my self but my father i law was skeptic to the prosject from the begining. Now I got another Epic. I bought my self a christmas presant, a Epic580 blue, that im gonna build in the christmas holidays. In recent years i've been looking for a flyrod that give me a sense in that the rod is integral with the movements og my casting without being to fast and fast action rated. I can buy premium flyrod at double the cost of an Epic and throw out the whole flyline or being able to build my own with feeling, power and precision. I choose feeling, power and precision. I have several flyrods but I only have two flyrods with soul, my precious 476 and 580.
Just do it!!
Just finished with my 580 ,and it was a pleasent ride. Nice instructions superb fitting and high quality components. Delivered in a cool box from some epic people...dont wait, just do it!
Superb tracking and delivery service. High quality components and excellent build instructions. Feels Great at backyard casting. Can't Wait to fish it. This will absolutely not be the last. Highly recommended!!
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