10wt Bandit FastGlass Fly Rod

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  • Trouble, meet El Bandido. 

    The Epic 10wt fiberglass fly rod.
    One tough customer. At 8' for a 10# the Epic Bandit is the perfect weapon for wrangling tough species like Pike, Bass, Snook, Baby Tarpon and Musky. Titanium stripper guides and alloy reel seats mean the Bandit is saltwater ready.
    The Bandit is an amazing casting machine and about as much fun as you can have with your pants on.

    A specialist tactical fly rod, the Bandit makes short work of large species in confined situations and is great for Kayak fishing.

    Recommended line weight:

    Length: 8'
    Pieces: 4

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

  • Recommended line weight: AFTMA #10
    Length: 8'
    Pieces: 4
    Effective Line Range:  AFTMA   8 / 9 / 10
    Action:Progressive / Mid Flex / Medium Fast
    Taper: Fast
    AA: (Action Angle): 65° 
    Blank Weight: 82gm - 2.9oz 

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    Pro Talk

    "It’s this feature of the Bandit that blew my mind when I began testing it: It will happily cast any line from a 6wt DT to a 12wt Rio OBS, with the sweet spot between 8wt and 10wt. Since it can load itself during casts with light lines, a 6wt line put over it seems to feel somewhat like casting a (heavy) 6wt CF rod. At the other end of the spectrum, the 12wt did bog it down somewhat, but the reserve of power in the big butt section will pull it through without complaint. I liken it to a big V8 diesel engine with low end torque that’s a pleasure to draw into."
    Read the complete review here

  • FastGlass II
    All Epic "Glass" rods are produced from industry leading 8 micron Unidirectional S-2 Glass. This next generation fiber is specifically engineered for fly rod production and features 8 micron fibers developed and produced in the USA. These fibres are almost half the diameter of other unidirectional materials, resulting in tighter, more precise and stronger fly rods. 

    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 durable.

    SureFit Ferule
    Break a tip? we've got you covered  This ferule system is so precise that breakages can be addressed by simply sending out the replacement part. Gone are the days of having to return a broken section.

    Handcrafted one at a time - especially for you
    Choose the options you'd like on your Epic fly rod and we'll build it for you with tender loving care right here in our Wanaka Studio. Each Studio built fly rod is handcrafted specifically for you from start to finish and each is identified by a unique laser engraved winding check registered against your name in our owners database.

    Make it personal
    Add your name name or inscription and we'll hand paint it on your fly rod. 

    The level or craftsmanship on each Epic fly rod is unrivalled. You will not see a better built fly rod anywhere, better components, better workmanship, better attention to detail.

    Built Epic Tough
    Epic glass rods are incredibly tough. Our S2 FastGlass II has a far higher strength-to-weight ratio than Carbon fibre (graphite) rods. Epic FastGlass rods can endure more acute and severe bends than the equivalent Carbon fibre or even regular S2 glass, tip sections are stronger and far less susceptible to breakages due to high-sticking and problematic rod angles when pulling against load.

    Delivered direct to your door
    Once ordered it usually takes around two weeks to build your new fly rod, then we deliver priority tracked and insured courier direct to you door. We'll email you with tracking info as your rod leaves our studio workshop.

    Each Epic Fly Rod Features:

    • FastGlass fly rod blank with internally reenforced ferule system
    • SureFit™ - easily replaced sections in case of breakage
    • Lifetime support
    • High quality fiberglass rod tube
    • Premium hand sewn rod sock
    • Cleaning cloth
    • Finest quality Portuguese cork grip
    • Premium quality Epic reel seat
    • Premium quality titanium stripper guides
    • Best quality Snake guides by Snake Brand™ USA
    • Premium Japanese Silk thread wraps
    • Decals and stickers.
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