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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.
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 comprehensive instructions you’ll need to build your own unique custom fly rod.
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Recommended line weight: AFTMA #5
Total length: 2,438mm
Effective Line Range: AFTMA 4/ 5 / 6
Action:Progressive / Mid Flex / Medium
Blank Weight: 54g
I finally got the chance to fish the 5wt - 580 that I built from the kit. First of all, I've built a bunch of rods, but must say this is one great kit. Everything from packaging to the components and booklet are top notch! I can see why there are so many positive reviews! I fished at a private club some friends belong to and it was a great place to try it out for the first time. Casts beautifully and can really lay out some line when needed, but also capable of shorter roll casting to get the fly into see tighter spots. I really loved fishing this rod as did my buddies who tried it. I was fortunate enough to hook some larger trout and the 580 controlled them beautifully. Can't wait to take this rod on my Colorado trip this fall! Definitely a keeper and a rod worth having in the collection! Great kit if you are just want to build your own quality fly rod.
Where do I start? Everything about my experience with Swift has been excellent, from the pre-sales customer service to the smallest detail of the Epic 580 kit. I was pretty nervous about my first rod build, but the instructions were clear and detailed, and the top quality components helped make things easier. There is also more than enough thread and epoxy for a few practice runs and mistakes. The blank itself looks and feels amazing. It is so smooth, but still casts with a good backbone. It throws dry flies into a decent breeze with no problem, and can toss a double nymph rig with sinkers and a big indicator fairly well. Playing fish on the rod is so enjoyable, it's almost hard to put into words. The rod is so sensitive, yet provides good strength when you bend it into the lower sections. It makes smaller fish more fun to play and bigger fish easier to land. I would venture to say that Epic kits are the best deal in fly fishing, and I couldn't be happier with the decision to try a Fastglass rod. Like many other reviewers have said, I'm already saving for the next Epic and looking forward to fishing these rods everywhere I can.
I received the product really quick and it came just as promised. All packed and ready to build. So far I am half way through the build and getting really excited when it is finished. The product is top class. Can't wait to finish it and use it.
I couldn’t be happier with the build kit for the 580 fastglass. Materials are absolutely amazing, directions are concise and detailed, and customer support has been quick and helpful. The rod itself is extremely well thought out and I know it’s going to be a true workhorse. It feels absolutely incredible in hand. Overall it was a great experience from start to finish and I look forward to building many more of these in the future.
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.
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.
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.
The very best fly rod building components available, all designed to fit together seamlessly. No Reaming, No Drilling, No Sanding - All Epic
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