5wt - 590C Graphite Ready to Wrap Kit

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  • Advanced, High Performance Fly

    5 weight graphite / carbon fiber fly rod building kit

    The Epic 590C is an extremely light responsive 5 weight fly rod blank designed specifically for dry fly, emerger and light nymph fishing for trout of all sizes.

    Generation two nano-technology. Epic C series are a state of the art fly rod blank. The most sophisticated composite materials and production processes are used in their construction. Proprietary nano-resins, full Helical construction, multi modulus, and unidirectional carbon fibre - We believe this is the most sophisticated fly rod blank available

      Nano Tough

      Our use of Silica nano-resin makes for a very tough, lightweight and extremely responsive blank.

      Each Kit contains:
      • An Epic Unidirectional Carbon fibre blank with Helical wound core
      • Epic hand ferruled fibreglass fly rod tube 
      • 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)
      • Titanium 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 white silk 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 #5

      Length: 9'
      Pieces: 4

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

    • Taper: Medium / Fast
      Action: Medium Fast  / Mid Flex
      Lockup point: Top third
      Resonant Frequency: 3.3 Hz
      Material: 57msi Carbon Blend
      Core: VeroCore Carbon Helix
      Recommended line weight: AFTMA #5 
      Length: 9'
      Pieces: 4
      Weight: 36g / 1.2oz
      Action Angle: 70 degrees
      Optimal Grain Window: 130 - 155 Grains 

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      Kai H. verified customer review of 5wt - 590C Graphite Ready to Wrap Kit


      My recent purchase of the 590c has been really good it been really enjoyable wrapping the guides and I look forward to finishing it and getting some fish

      Kai H.
      Jonathan H. verified customer review of 5wt - 590C Graphite Ready to Wrap Kit

      Fantastic Rod!

      What a beautiful casting rod. This 590c is the first carbon rod I've purchased from Swift, all the others having been fastglass - and I have to say the 476 is the rod that convinced me to get rid of most of my carbon fibre rods - what a wonderful fishing rod. The Swift experience is excellent with great service and communication. Back to the 590c, having taken a long time to take the plunge to buy a carbon rod again I bought this for the bigger rivers local to me such as the Wye and Severn, first cast I was very impressed with the effortless casting action and the distance surprised me - I'm not a distance caster at all but on occasion it's very useful! It's so light in the hand as well, I paired it with a Lamson Force F2 SL which is the lightest reel I possess. The line is the Epic Glassline DT5F - the whole outfit is so well balanced that my friend who was fishing with me was left speechless on casting it. And he loves his Winston rods! We recently had a good day on the river Wye catching trout and grayling and it performed flawlessly at all ranges and accurately too. A real nice fishing rod. Great feel, good accuracy, gentle in the tip and powerful enough to pick up a decent amount of line. Great job guys!!

      Jonathan H.
      United Kingdom
      Michael S. verified customer review of 5wt - 590C Graphite Ready to Wrap Kit

      5wt - 590C Carbon Fibre Ready to Wrap Kit - great to cast

      I recently had a cast of an Epic carbon #5 wt and was impressed enough to order the kit. The rod seemed to cast more smoothly and with way more precision than the rods I have been using. I built the 5wt - 590C Carbon Fibre from the Ready to Wrap Kit from Epic.My first rod build and I think it went quite well. I used an old BBQ Rotisserie motor for the rod dryer and this worked very effectively. I have cast the rod in the park and it feels and performs like the one I tried. Smooth, precise and more consistent tight loops than I have been able to produce previously! The kit has everything needed and Carl's instruction booklet is a winner. If I built it again I would probably want black and white thread instead of the black and natural which came with the kit. A winding check would be nice too, but the thread works fine. The kit came with the bonus #5wt Epic Glassline which seems to suit the blank. Looking forward to the start of the season to try the rod out for real. May even have to return to Wanaka for a fish (fesh?)!

      Michael S.
      Peter H. verified customer review of 5wt - 590C Graphite Ready to Wrap KitPeter H. verified customer review of 5wt - 590C Graphite Ready to Wrap KitPeter H. verified customer review of 5wt - 590C Graphite Ready to Wrap Kit

      590C build

      Well, first build of an Epic kit. Freight time from NZ to Tasmania was exceptional and easy to track. After initial nerves and a few little errors that the instruction booklet explained how to fix I thoroughly enjoyed the process and what a product. The rod looks good, feels good and is a joy to cast, once I had trained myself to slow down my action. My only regret is not ordering the Epic rod drying kit at the same time, but I did source a battery powered rotisserie in Aust and made a full length jig from left over pine at home. All in all a wonderful experience and I would recommend you to anyone, thanks for the follow up communications. Peter.

      Peter H.
      Donald L. verified customer review of 5wt - 590C Graphite Ready to Wrap Kit

      Another 5 Star Kit & Build

      Similar to other Epic kits, the 590 C kit is truly a soup to nuts deal with first class components from blank, hardware, supplies, and the carbon fiber tube, which is terrific. Made a few changes and substitutions including a custom grip and agate stripping guide to make the build unique. The 590 C is one of if not the best 5 wt carbon fiber rods I've built.

      Donald L.
      United States

      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. 

      Ground ferrule system

      In addition to the industry leading technology used in each of our blanks, Epic carbon fibre fly rod blanks feature our proprietary ground ferrule system. Each male ferrule is hand ground to perfectly fit the female section of the blank. Female sections are all internally reinforced.

      Benefits of our ground ferrule system:

      • A secure positive fit eliminates knocks
      • Smoother energy transfer
      • Eliminates flat spots
      • Non slip - reduces twisting due to torque
      • Internally reinforced ferrules - eliminates ferrule fracture
      • Durable & scratch resistant
      • Gets better with use
      • Precise fit, sections are interchangeable, in the case of tip breakages replacement sections can be sent out immediately. No need to return the blank for a fit.


      The 590C blank weighs an astoundingly light 36 grams (1.2oz) 10% lighter than our previous model and lighter than equivalent blanks by Scott or Sage.

      Nano Tough

      Our use of Silica nano-resin makes for a very tough, lightweight and extremely responsive blank.

      As good as it gets

      Epic C (Carbon) series fly rod blanks are high performance fishing tools. The lockup point develops in the top third of the blank, and although recovery rates are fast, the Epic C series would best be described as Mid Flex (Orvis) or Medium fast (Sage). They are light without sacrificing strength (lighter than the equivalent Sage one).

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

    "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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