Bandit FastGlass Fly Rod

  Bandit FastGlass Fly Rod

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Trouble, meet El Bandito.

A specialist tactical fly rod, the Bandit makes short work of large species in confined situations. The perfect choice for Kayak anglers, mangroves, Musky, big Bass and monster Pike.  

The Bandit has achieved cult status amongst anglers wanting to wrangle out big fish in tough situations.

*Hand crafted one at a time.
Each Epic fly rod is specifically hand made 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 Bandit fly rod features:

  • FastGlass fly rod blank with internally reenforced ferule system. Finished in metallic gold green.
  • 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)
  • Two premium quality Titanium stripper guides with Japanese SiC Inserts.
  • Our signature Epic Ghost Wraps in premium Japanese silk with fine one turn pinstripe midway over each guide foot.
Recommended line weight: #10

Length: 7' 9"
Pieces: 3

Recommended line weight: AFTMA #10
Length: 7'9"
Pieces: 3
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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"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."
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    JC
    02/26/2016
    james clark

    I'm Gumby Dammit!

    Ridiculous flexibility and understated strength all in a sweet little green package. On its way to Alaska soon to take on the wily chinook. Love it!

    CB
    10/02/2015
    Clement B Booth

    Bandit

    Please add to my earlier review the name of Jeanie who is a real credit to the company. Such a helpful person.

    CB
    10/02/2015
    Clement B Booth

    Bandit

    The attitude and service is exemplary; when my rod arrived from in the UK from NZ, there was a problem with the reel seat. The EPIC people took care of everything and it was not long before a new rod was shipped to me with all costs being taken care of in full. It is a beautiful rod and will see action from my boat on the Thames in pursuit of big river Pike. Seems perfect for the job!!! I would have no hesitation in recommending my friends to order an Epic rod. Apart from the obvious quality, these service levels aren't common these days.

    PO
    08/29/2015
    Peter O'Neil

    Very Cool

    A very cool fly rod, extremely strong and tough and yet incredibly smooth to cast and feels just about indestructible.

    GH
    08/29/2015
    Graeme Hird

    Like a Cut Snake

    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.

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