5wt - 580 FastGlass® Fly Rod Kit

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  • The Epic 580 Ready to Wrap Rod Kit.

    Recommended line weight: #5 

    Length: 8'
    Pieces: 4

    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 comprehensive 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

    Kit Contents:

    • 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.

    FastGlass II
    The Epic™ 686 is produced from industry leading Zentron 8 micron Unidirectional S-2 Glass. This next generationfiber 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 a tighter, more precise and stronger material. 

    Not sanded and not unsanded. Our SnakeBelly™ finish is produced by a unique radial production process. 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 very durable.

    Sure Fit Ferule
    Break a tip? we've got you covered  This ferule system is so precise that parts interchange between models. Gone are the days of having to return a broken section to the manufacturer or outlet where you purchased from. Breakages can be addressed by simply sending out the replacement part.

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

  • Recommended line weight: AFTMA #5
    Length: 8' 
    Pieces: 4
    Total length: 2,438mm 
    Effective Line Range: AFTMA 4/ 5 / 6 
    Action:Progressive / Mid Flex / Medium  
    Taper: Fast
    Blank Weight: 54g

    Epic Fiberglass Fly Rod Blank
    Epic 580 s2 Fiberglass Fly Rod Blank
    Epic Fiberglass Fly Rod Blank
    Got questions? - Drop us a line, we'd love to hear from you.
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      So Blue 580 kit

      This is my fifth Epic build. As before all the components are excellent, the finished rod is nicely balanced and rod casts a five weight line beautifully. These rods fish well and are amazingly tough.

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      A The Swift Fly Fishing Company Customer
      Clayton M.
      United States

      Another Great Kit

      This is my third kit from Epic, and it equals the quality of the first two. Everything about this kit is excellent and I cannot say how pleased I am.

      Mark M.

      Epic 580 Fast Glass

      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.

      United States

      Swift 580 fastglass

      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.

      Karl S.


      Great stuff from Epic Swift. It turned out ok considering it was my first build ever. Easy to follow the instruction book. But maybe some youtube movies would make it even easier, specially for a rookie fly rod builder like me. Have used the rod a couple of times, love the action and great rod to catch fish on. can highly recommend it, great customer service from NYZ

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