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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      Andy H.
      New Zealand

      590c Build

      I wanted to hold off writing a review until I had the chance to put the 590c through its paces. I had never built a rod before and was therefore a complete novice. The whole experience was thoroughly enjoyable and components of the highest quality. The instructions were really easy to follow and my rod turned out great. The 590c has a beautiful action. Fast enough to use with weighted flies yet very delicate and accurate in close. It is everything I had hoped for. For me I’d like a hook keeper on the rod and may well put one on. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the 590c or Epic kits to anyone and will probably build another rod soon. Cheers

      Stephen D.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Reviewed Already!

      Sent a review preiously and am awaiting an answer from Adam Adam with regards to my build! Kind Regards & Happy New Year!, Cheers, Stephen

      France France


      The very Best blank and the very Best professional

      Alan T.
      United States United States

      Great product

      This kit is great. Great materials and good instructions. I was able to follow along and get the rod put together and it turned out great. This was my first rod building project and it turned out perfectly.

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      James L.
      Germany Germany

      Can't wait to get started

      Having built an Epic 480 fastglass rod last winter, from a ready to wrap kit, & fished it all summer, I fell in love with it. Therefore the first thing that I thought of when my 9' 5wt rod broke at a ferrule this year (other than 'Now I have the skills to make a quick repair.') was, 'An Epic 590C would surely be a big upgrade & I'd get to experience the fun of rod building again.' I'd been after an upgrade to that rod (my most used) for a while anyway & having looked at other premium options, I just trusted that I'd like the Epic most. The blank looks beautiful & the parts top notch. I can't wait to get cracking with the build & then get out to cast it & catch some fish with it.


      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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