8wt - 888 FastGlass® Fly Rod Kit

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  • The 888 Ready to Wrap Rod Kit.

    The very best components available, all designed to fit togetherseamlessly. No Reaming, No Drilling, No Sanding - All Epic.

    The mighty 888 was designed specifically for chasing Big Bonefish but is just at home wrangling large freshwater species 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 Epic 888 has gained cult status with Redfish, Pike, Musky and Golden Dorado anglers world wide. If you're chasing big toothy courtiers - this is the weapon of choice.

    Regarded by industry pro's and glass aficionados world wide as the best glass 8wt made, the Epic 888 presents beautifully but packs a bad ass attitude. Perfect for tossing big flies, swinging streamers and saltwater work. 

    The 888 is as strong as an ox, super smooth and extremely versatile.

    FastGlass® II
    The Epic™ 888 is produced using 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. 

    SnakeBelly
    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.

    Extra Lucky
    In Chinese tradition, certain numbers are believed to be auspicious and possess special powers. The number 8 signifies prosperity and wealth and is viewed as such an auspicious number that a number with several eights is consideredvery lucky indeed. We think the 888 is extra lucky because, like us, it was made in New Zealand.

    Finished in new Electric Blue
    Each Kit contains:
    • Epic 888 Blank
    • Epic translucent fibreglass fly rod tube 
    • Premium hand sewn rod sock
    • Finest quality Portuguese cork grip, our wickedly good Full Wells / Ritz design
    • Fighting butt
    • Epic reel seat in either black or Titanium finish
    • Guide set (Snake brand Universal guides USA)
    • 2 x high quality Titanium Stripper guides
    • 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. These default threads can be substituted for other stock colours on request. View Stock Thread Colours
    Recommended grain window at 30ft: 202 - 218 GRAINS. 13 - 14 GRAMS
    Recommended AFFTA line weight:
     #8

    Length: 8' 8"
    Pieces: 4

  • Specifications

    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
    Blank Weight: 89 gm - 3.1oz 


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    • Customer Reviews

      4.9 Based on 27 Reviews
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      Jakob D. verified customer review of 8wt - 888 FastGlass® Fly Rod Kit
      02/25/2019

      What a rod....

      Probably the coolest blank color I've ever seen. Haven't fished the rod yet but I am pretty dam sure that it casts as nicely as the other rods. Just love it

      JD
      Jakob D.
      Germany
      Norbert R. verified customer review of 8wt - 888 FastGlass® Fly Rod Kit
      10/13/2018

      Second rod

      This is my second kit, and it like the first one, impeccable, arrived on time.The building process is as always straight forward, all is included, no fear of running low on the epoxy or rod finisher as there is naught to build 4 rods in each kits! Already looking into getting two more in the near future!

      NR
      Norbert R.
      Ireland
      Daniel L. verified customer review of 8wt - 888 FastGlass® Fly Rod Kit
      05/02/2017

      Truly epic

      Since the first order i felt that Swift is a company that really cares about the customers. I have just finished building the 888 and it was really fun. Everything was just as expected. Top notch. Now im waiting for my other kits to arrive! :D

      DL
      Daniel L.
      Sweden
      Damon T. verified customer review of 8wt - 888 FastGlass® Fly Rod KitDamon T. verified customer review of 8wt - 888 FastGlass® Fly Rod KitDamon T. verified customer review of 8wt - 888 FastGlass® Fly Rod Kit
      04/25/2017

      Awesome rod, great service.

      This is the third rod I've built from Swift, and like the previous two the quality could not be faulted. Swift are a pleasure to deal with, and the product was delivered the day after it was ordered.

      DT
      Damon T.
      New Zealand
      Clayton C. verified customer review of 8wt - 888 FastGlass® Fly Rod Kit
      12/25/2016

      888 Slate Kit

      Love everything about the kit, from the blank to the reel seat! Excellent in every way! Thank you very much for an awesome product.

      CC
      Clayton C.

    Customer Reviews

    4.9 Based on 27 Reviews
    5 ★
    89% 
    24
    4 ★
    11% 
    3
    3 ★
    0% 
    0
    2 ★
    0% 
    0
    1 ★
    0% 
    0
    Customer Photos
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    Jakob D. verified customer review of 8wt - 888 FastGlass® Fly Rod Kit
    02/25/2019

    What a rod....

    Probably the coolest blank color I've ever seen. Haven't fished the rod yet but I am pretty dam sure that it casts as nicely as the other rods. Just love it

    JD
    Jakob D.
    Germany
    Norbert R. verified customer review of 8wt - 888 FastGlass® Fly Rod Kit
    10/13/2018

    Second rod

    This is my second kit, and it like the first one, impeccable, arrived on time.The building process is as always straight forward, all is included, no fear of running low on the epoxy or rod finisher as there is naught to build 4 rods in each kits! Already looking into getting two more in the near future!

    NR
    Norbert R.
    Ireland
    Daniel L. verified customer review of 8wt - 888 FastGlass® Fly Rod Kit
    05/02/2017

    Truly epic

    Since the first order i felt that Swift is a company that really cares about the customers. I have just finished building the 888 and it was really fun. Everything was just as expected. Top notch. Now im waiting for my other kits to arrive! :D

    DL
    Daniel L.
    Sweden
    Damon T. verified customer review of 8wt - 888 FastGlass® Fly Rod KitDamon T. verified customer review of 8wt - 888 FastGlass® Fly Rod KitDamon T. verified customer review of 8wt - 888 FastGlass® Fly Rod Kit
    04/25/2017

    Awesome rod, great service.

    This is the third rod I've built from Swift, and like the previous two the quality could not be faulted. Swift are a pleasure to deal with, and the product was delivered the day after it was ordered.

    DT
    Damon T.
    New Zealand
    Clayton C. verified customer review of 8wt - 888 FastGlass® Fly Rod Kit
    12/25/2016

    888 Slate Kit

    Love everything about the kit, from the blank to the reel seat! Excellent in every way! Thank you very much for an awesome product.

    CC
    Clayton C.

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