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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      Daniel C.

      Love at first use

      Perfect rod, period. Match very well with a wulff triangle 5# for a VERY versatile setup, able to perform under windy condition, delicate dry presentation or single hand casting. Thanks for providing us such a good product. Regarding the kit, all the components were top notch... a pleasure to build.

      Nigel P.
      New Zealand

      Awesome first time build - 590C

      Great product - easy to follow instructions made the process a joy. Now looking at building another!

      Greg B.
      South Africa

      Superb quality

      My first impression upon opening the kit was of a superb quality blank, rod tube and parts, excellent packaging, presentation and attention to detail. The comprehensive guidebook makes the rod building process enjoyable. The finished rod feels really good in the hand and I'm looking forward to getting some line in the air and fish on the other end.

      Kai H.


      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. verified customer review of 5wt - 590C Graphite Ready to Wrap Kit
      Brendan Turriff

      Bloody Ripper!

      Holy Moly, what a cracking rod! I have a number of high-end fly rods and the Epic 590C has become my number one by far. In fact, I would suggest that this is the nicest 5 weight rod EVER. It's light, responsive, accurate enough for those pin-point dry fly presentations, yet powerful enough to blast out line to beat all your mates to the rise. The building process, while a new experience for a muppet like me, was straight forward. The instructions were easy to digest and full of detail, enabling an enjoyable experience. The first trout on this rod was a blast and each once since, has been a delight to play out. If you have any desire for a new 5 weight rod, stick that Carbon in your cart, 'cause this one is a bloody ripper.

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      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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