888 Ready to Wrap Kit

  888 Ready to Wrap Kit

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The Epic Ready to Wrap Rod Kit.

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

Our mighty 888 was designed specifically for chasing 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.

Built Epic Tough.
Built using our fully unidirectional S2 Glass Fibre the 888 is not only extremely light, it is built to take a pounding. Glass fibre is many times tougher and more resilient than the equivalent blank in Carbon Fibre.

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 considered very lucky indeed. We think the 888 is extra lucky because, like us, it was made in New Zealand.

*Kit contents may vary from those pictured according to options and model chosen

Each Kit contains:

  • Epic 888 Blank
  • High quality fiberglass rod tube in satin black
  • 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:

Length: 8' 8"
Pieces: 4

Recommended grain window at 30ft: 202 - 218 GRAINS. 13 - 14 GRAMS
Recommended AFFTA line weight:
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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    Daniel L.

    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

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    Damon T.
    New Zealand

    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.

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    Clement B.
    United Kingdom

    888 Ready to Wrap Kit

    First time building a rod for more than 30 years! The kit is great. Well laid and and explained. Now lets see if I can get it done in time for Golden Dorado in September!!!

    Oliver Streuli
    Zürich, Switzerland

    Second to none

    This isn't the first time I've had the pleasure of cracking open a ready-to-wrap kit, but every time I open one I feel like a kid at a Christmas. Of course, everything you need is there as one would expect, but the perfect and well thought out presentation is what really sets it apart from anything else. You're carefully guided through every step of building your own rod. Everyone at Swift is an absolute pleasure to deal with, the shipping is fast, and I know if I ever had any sort of issue it would be resolved immediately. Oh, and the rods are absolutely brilliant, of course. I have a 580 and a 686, and this certainly won't be my last Epic...

    Trevor Segelke

    A great kit.

    I am new to rod building, and this was my first build. The Kit has everything needed to have made building easy enough to give me the confidence to try it. Wow, I love how it turned out. Directions were easy to follow and my rod looks great. My only advise is to follow the instructions to practice a few wraps before you start, it will definitely increase the confidence when you start wrapping the first eye. This is a sweet looking rod, and I am proud to say that I built it. Great action and feel of the rod. No other blank on the market matches it. Can't wait to make another one! Love it.


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