8wt 888 FastGlass Fly Rod

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  • Meet the very lucky Epic 888

    Our mighty 888 was designed specifically for chasing Bonefish but is just at home wrangling large freshwater species like Carp, Pike and monster Muskie too. Given there’s not a flat where the wind doesn’t blow we’ve given the 888 an extra powerful butt section, strong tip and fast recovery rate to help punch a line out into those skinny water breezes.

    The easy casting soul and incredible strength of S2 FastGlass™

    Recommended AFFTA line weight: #8

    Length: 8' 8"
    Pieces: 4

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

  • Recommended grain window at 30ft: 202 - 218 GRAINS. 13 - 14 GRAMS
    Recommended AFFTA line weight: #8
    Length: 8' 8"
    Pieces: 4
    Action: Progressive / Fast
    Taper: Fast 
    Butt Diameter: 12.26mm
    Tip Diameter: 2.12mm
    Rod Weight: 150 grams

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    Neil M. verified customer review of 8wt 888 FastGlass Fly Rod
    01/13/2019

    Epic Fastglass 888

    Last year I bought a fastglass 868 for estuary work and was so impressed I decided I needed a fastglass 888. I used it for the first time in Sydney targeting yellowtail kingfish and it was awesome. It casts brilliantly and handles fish with aplomb. I'll be looking to get the 10wt Bandit in the future.

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    Neil M.
    Australia
    Alfredo G. verified customer review of 8wt 888 FastGlass Fly Rod
    10/29/2018

    Una maravilla...

    La caña perfecta... Realmente impresionante, el acabado, la acción.... Todo perfecto... Estoy muy contento de haberla comprado... No tardaré en comprar otra.. El servicio excelente... Enhorabuena

    AG
    Alfredo G.
    Spain
    Anonymous verified customer review of 8wt 888 FastGlass Fly Rod
    09/07/2018

    Blue 888

    Picked one of these up to keep my Salsa 888 company, and it hasn’t disappointed. Feels a bit more balanced to me than the older 888, and still casts like a dream! Buttery smooth and great touch for sight-casting yet fast enough to handle the Hawaiian trade winds. Just slayed my first o’io (Hawaiian for Bonefish) on the rod this morning and found that, like the older Salsa, it’s got impressive lifting power for a glass rod. Doesn’t get much better than this... 5 stars!

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    Anonymous
    United States
    Michael Zoller verified customer review of 8wt 888 FastGlass Fly Rod
    07/13/2016

    Glass is back

    This rod is the first glass rod I've fished in lots of years and it was a big surprise. The first time out with it we were on tailing redfish and it was a blast. Loads really well for quick casts in tight, but has plenty of reserve power to dig deep and turn over big flies at a distance. The S2 glass comes alive once the fish is on and the fun really starts then. Impressed.

    MZ
    Michael Zoller
    02/05/2019

    Well Crafted, a pleasure to fish

    The build quality on the 888 FastGlass is phenomenal. Love the blue blank color and top shelf components. A pleasure to fish, just had to slow down my casting stroke. Have used 3,4wt glass rods on smaller fish but really enjoy fighting the larger Lahontan Cutthroat Trout on my local lake with a glass rod.

    CS
    Craig S.
    United States
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  • S2 FastGlass™ - not your papa’s fiberglass fly rod
    Epic™ blanks are made to exacting standards using a proprietary Unidirectional S2-glass composite. Unlike other fiberglass fly rods, this material features a fully unidirectional fibre layup which aligns fibres longitudinally along the blank where they are most needed. This recipe, rolled to our Epic tapers combine silky smooth loading with trophy pulling power that we call FastGlass. The result is an incredibly strong, light and powerful tube with a crisp, precise response.

    Hand crafted one at a time.
    Each Epic fly rod is specifically hand made for you as it is ordered.  Please allow two to three weeks for us to do an Epic job for you. We’ll be in touch with a build time and shipping details as soon as we receive your order.

    Each Epic fly rod features:

    • FastGlass fly rod blank with internally reenforced ferule system
    • High quality fiberglass rod tube in satin black
    • Premium hand sewn rod sock.
    • cleaning cloth.
    • Finest quality Portuguese cork grip.
    • Full cork fighting butt with composite cork end (no cheap close cell foam)
    • Epic reel seat in either black or Titanium finish.
    • Guide set (Snake brand Universal guides USA)
    • Premium quality Titanium stripper guides.
    • Our signature Epic Ghost Wraps in premium Japanese silk with fine one turn pinstripe midway over each guide foot
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