{"id":391738868,"title":"Bandit Ready to Wrap Kit","handle":"bandit-ready-to-wrap-kit","description":"\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThe Epic Ready to Wrap Rod Kit.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"color: #666666;\"\u003eThe very best components available, all designed to fit together \u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eseamlessly.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cspan style=\"color: #666666;\"\u003eNo Reaming, No Drilling, No Sanding - \u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eAll Epic.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eTrouble, meet El Bandito!\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"line-height: 1.5;\"\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eA specialist tactical blank, the Bandit makes short work of large species in confined situations.\u003c\/strong\u003e The perfect choice for Kayak anglers, mangroves, Musky, Carp and monster Pike.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\"I liken it to a big V8 diesel engine with low end torque that’s a pleasure to draw into.\"\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003e~\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/swiftflyfishing.com\/blogs\/news\/18883268-the-epic-bandit-review\" title=\"Review of Epic Bandit fiberglass fly rod\"\u003eExcerpt from customer review\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eFinished in metallic gold green.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eOur Ready to Wrap rod Kits:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eBuilding a great custom fly rod is no mean feat, selecting the correct matching components can be an intimidating exercise alone. Then there’s those wraps, the cork and glue..\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eOur Epic Ready to Wrap Rod Kit makes life easy - we’ve done much of the hard work for you. The kit contains all the components, glues, rod finish and instructions you’ll need to build your own unique custom Epic fly rod.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThe components in our Epic Ready to Wrap Rod Kit have all been \u003cb\u003especifically\u003c\/b\u003e designed to work together. Our premium grade cork grip features a tapered bore to fit your chosen blank. Each cork grip is ported to receive our Epic reel seat perfectly.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e*Kit contents may vary from those pictured according to options and model chosen\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eEach Kit contains:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul style=\"line-height: 1.5;\"\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eEpic Bandit Blank - Finished in metallic gold green.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eHigh quality fiberglass rod tube in satin black\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePremium hand sewn rod sock.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eFinest quality Portuguese cork grip, our wickedly good Full Wells \/ Ritz design.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eFighting butt\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eEpic reel seat in either black or Titanium finish.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eGuide set (Snake brand Universal guides USA)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e2 x hard chrome stripper guides.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eGlue kit (preloaded syringes, grip \u0026amp; tip epoxy, brushes, mixing cups \u0026amp; full instructions)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eChina-graph marking pencil.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eRod stands.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eComprehensive 42 page build book with step by step instructions.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eStickers \/ Decals.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003e*Japanese Silk threads\u003c\/strong\u003e. 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 substiuted for other stock colors on request. \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/swiftflyfishing.com\/collections\/rod-building-components\/products\/silk-wrapping-thread\" title=\"Stock thread colours\"\u003eView Stock Thread Colours\u003c\/a\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"line-height: 1.5;\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eRecommended line weight:\u003c\/strong\u003e #10\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLength:\u003c\/strong\u003e 7' 9\"\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePieces:\u003c\/strong\u003e 3\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003ch6\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.5;\"\u003eSpecs\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h6\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eRecommended line weight\u003c\/strong\u003e:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.5;\"\u003e AFTMA #10\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLength:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.5;\"\u003e 7'9\"\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePieces:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.5;\"\u003e 3\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eEffective Line Range:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.5;\"\u003e AFTMA   8 \/ 9 \/ 10\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAction:\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.5;\"\u003eProgressive \/ Mid Flex \/ Medium Fast\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTaper:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.5;\"\u003e Fast\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAA:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.5;\"\u003e (Action Angle): 65° \u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBlank Weight:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.5;\"\u003e 82gm - 2.9oz \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003chr style=\"line-height: 1.5;\"\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003e\n\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0120\/5852\/files\/Epic-Fiberglass-Fly-Rod-Specifications_4_large.png?4328\" alt=\"Epic Fiberglass Fly Rod Blank\" title=\"Image: \/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0120\/5852\/files\/Epic-Fiberglass-Fly-Rod-Specifications_4_large.png?4328\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0120\/5852\/files\/990-Rod-Power-slider.png?5139\" alt=\"9 weight 9 foot fiberglass fly rod blank\" title=\"Image: https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0120\/5852\/files\/990-Rod-Power-slider.png?5139\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0120\/5852\/files\/S-Glass_3_large.png?4330\" alt=\"Epic Fiberglass Fly Rod Blank\" title=\"Image: \/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0120\/5852\/files\/S-Glass_3_large.png?4330\"\u003e\n\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003ch6\u003ePro's speak\u003c\/h6\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003e\"It’s\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cem style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003e 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.\" \u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cstrong style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eRead the complete review \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/swiftflyfishing.com\/blogs\/news\/18883268-the-epic-bandit-review\" title=\"Epic Bandit Review\"\u003ehere\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cul class=\"tabs-content\"\u003e\u003c\/ul\u003e","published_at":"2014-12-09T12:36:00+13:00","created_at":"2014-12-09T15:36:49+13:00","vendor":"SWIFT","type":"Rod Kit","tags":[],"price":64900,"price_min":64900,"price_max":64900,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":1050941564,"title":"Black","option1":"Black","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"Bandit_RodKit_Bseat","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":{"id":8249586308,"product_id":391738868,"position":10,"created_at":"2015-12-04T09:41:29+13:00","updated_at":"2017-05-02T13:54:41+12:00","width":800,"height":322,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0120\/5852\/products\/rod-kit-bandit-ready-to-wrap-fly-rod-kit-9.jpg?v=1493690081","variant_ids":[1050941564]},"available":true,"name":"Bandit Ready to Wrap Kit - 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\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eAll Epic.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eTrouble, meet El Bandito!\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"line-height: 1.5;\"\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eA specialist tactical blank, the Bandit makes short work of large species in confined situations.\u003c\/strong\u003e The perfect choice for Kayak anglers, mangroves, Musky, Carp and monster Pike.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\"I liken it to a big V8 diesel engine with low end torque that’s a pleasure to draw into.\"\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003e~\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/swiftflyfishing.com\/blogs\/news\/18883268-the-epic-bandit-review\" title=\"Review of Epic Bandit fiberglass fly rod\"\u003eExcerpt from customer review\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eFinished in metallic gold green.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eOur Ready to Wrap rod Kits:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eBuilding a great custom fly rod is no mean feat, selecting the correct matching components can be an intimidating exercise alone. Then there’s those wraps, the cork and glue..\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eOur Epic Ready to Wrap Rod Kit makes life easy - we’ve done much of the hard work for you. The kit contains all the components, glues, rod finish and instructions you’ll need to build your own unique custom Epic fly rod.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThe components in our Epic Ready to Wrap Rod Kit have all been \u003cb\u003especifically\u003c\/b\u003e designed to work together. Our premium grade cork grip features a tapered bore to fit your chosen blank. Each cork grip is ported to receive our Epic reel seat perfectly.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e*Kit contents may vary from those pictured according to options and model chosen\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eEach Kit contains:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul style=\"line-height: 1.5;\"\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eEpic Bandit Blank - Finished in metallic gold green.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eHigh quality fiberglass rod tube in satin black\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePremium hand sewn rod sock.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eFinest quality Portuguese cork grip, our wickedly good Full Wells \/ Ritz design.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eFighting butt\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eEpic reel seat in either black or Titanium finish.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eGuide set (Snake brand Universal guides USA)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e2 x hard chrome stripper guides.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eGlue kit (preloaded syringes, grip \u0026amp; tip epoxy, brushes, mixing cups \u0026amp; full instructions)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eChina-graph marking pencil.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eRod stands.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eComprehensive 42 page build book with step by step instructions.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eStickers \/ Decals.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003e*Japanese Silk threads\u003c\/strong\u003e. 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 substiuted for other stock colors on request. \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/swiftflyfishing.com\/collections\/rod-building-components\/products\/silk-wrapping-thread\" title=\"Stock thread colours\"\u003eView Stock Thread Colours\u003c\/a\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"line-height: 1.5;\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eRecommended line weight:\u003c\/strong\u003e #10\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLength:\u003c\/strong\u003e 7' 9\"\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePieces:\u003c\/strong\u003e 3\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003ch6\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.5;\"\u003eSpecs\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h6\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eRecommended line weight\u003c\/strong\u003e:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.5;\"\u003e AFTMA #10\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLength:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.5;\"\u003e 7'9\"\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePieces:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.5;\"\u003e 3\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eEffective Line Range:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.5;\"\u003e AFTMA   8 \/ 9 \/ 10\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAction:\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.5;\"\u003eProgressive \/ Mid Flex \/ Medium Fast\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTaper:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.5;\"\u003e Fast\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAA:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.5;\"\u003e (Action Angle): 65° \u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBlank Weight:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.5;\"\u003e 82gm - 2.9oz \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003chr style=\"line-height: 1.5;\"\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003e\n\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0120\/5852\/files\/Epic-Fiberglass-Fly-Rod-Specifications_4_large.png?4328\" alt=\"Epic Fiberglass Fly Rod Blank\" title=\"Image: \/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0120\/5852\/files\/Epic-Fiberglass-Fly-Rod-Specifications_4_large.png?4328\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0120\/5852\/files\/990-Rod-Power-slider.png?5139\" alt=\"9 weight 9 foot fiberglass fly rod blank\" title=\"Image: https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0120\/5852\/files\/990-Rod-Power-slider.png?5139\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0120\/5852\/files\/S-Glass_3_large.png?4330\" alt=\"Epic Fiberglass Fly Rod Blank\" title=\"Image: \/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0120\/5852\/files\/S-Glass_3_large.png?4330\"\u003e\n\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003ch6\u003ePro's speak\u003c\/h6\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003e\"It’s\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cem style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003e 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.\" \u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cstrong style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eRead the complete review \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/swiftflyfishing.com\/blogs\/news\/18883268-the-epic-bandit-review\" title=\"Epic Bandit Review\"\u003ehere\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cul class=\"tabs-content\"\u003e\u003c\/ul\u003e"}

Bandit Ready to Wrap Kit

  Bandit 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.

Trouble, meet El Bandito!

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

"I liken it to a big V8 diesel engine with low end torque that’s a pleasure to draw into."

~Excerpt from customer review

Finished in metallic gold green.

Our Ready to Wrap rod Kits:
Building a great custom fly rod is no mean feat, selecting the correct matching components can be an intimidating exercise alone. Then there’s those wraps, the cork and glue..

Our Epic Ready to Wrap Rod Kit makes life easy - we’ve done much of the hard work for you. The kit contains all the components, glues, rod finish and instructions you’ll need to build your own unique custom Epic fly rod.

The components in our Epic Ready to Wrap Rod Kit have all been specifically designed to work together. Our premium grade cork grip features a tapered bore to fit your chosen blank. Each cork grip is ported to receive our Epic reel seat perfectly.

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

Each Kit contains:

  • Epic Bandit Blank - Finished in metallic gold green.
  • 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 hard chrome 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 substiuted for other stock colors on request. View Stock Thread Colours
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."
Read the complete review here

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    03/15/2017
    Pat C.
    United States

    Bandit Kit

    This is a self contained do it yourself masterpiece. Even if you have absolutely no experience building rods you can accomplish this build. Great instructions, great components and great service if there is a question. Highly recommended.

    WD
    11/16/2016
    William Davis

    Bandit Review

    Great kit. Everything fit together perfect. No customization needed. Can't wait to use it.

    JT
    08/29/2016
    Jeff Thompson

    5 star

    Bandit Ready to Wrap Kit

    DF
    08/22/2016
    Dominique Frank

    5 star

    Bandit Ready to Wrap Fly Rod Kit

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    05/21/2016
    Norbert Renaud

    One happy chap.

    I have been looking at the Bandit for a long time now and i made the plunge. I use fibreglass rods for trout and really love the action. Being from a generation that started fishing with fibreglass as a kid i am well pleased how glas has evolved.I own a fishing lodge in Ireland, and i am very often on the water guiding and chasing Irish fighting pikes. The built was very easy and even more pleasurable than i taught it would be.The kit has everything and the step by step is very easy to follow thanks to the nice booklet. I have already got a good few fish on it, so i can say that it handles without any worries and we cast big flies! T-bones, articulated...ect.. I fish the Bandit on various pike lines ( rio outbound sort,rio pike,guideline pike series sink 3....) And it performs beautifully.When using smaller flies ( 3 to 5 inch) it just catapults them to oblivion. Hookset is crucial for pike, their big boney jaws makes it hard work. And so far it feels solid when setting the hooks. We often fish on pontoons and float tubes, the short length of the rod is perfect for this approach. In conclusion i'm just in love with this rod, i can't wait to try it in saltwater now. Here is a quick little video casting a 8 inch t-bone:https://vimeo.com/167195688 Norbert Renaud.

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    If one of our products fails to meet your expectations either at the time you receive it, or over the next 30 days, contact us and we'll arrange a total refund and return at our cost, anywhere in the world.

    The Epic Lifetime Warranty.

    Every new Epic fly rod or blank that we produce is covered by our lifetime, original owner warranty. This warranty covers failure due to defects in material or workmanship of our product. Any Epic fly rod built by the Swift Fly Fishing company that fails due to misuse, negligence or normal wear-and-tear will be repaired or replaced at a nominal cost plus shipping at our discretion.

    Full details of our warrenty, guarantee, replacment and returns policy can be found here 

    Questions about this product? - Drop us a line 

    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 i'm waiting for my other kit to arrive! "
    Build your own fly rod
    "As this was my first attempt at building a fly rod I was worried that I would end up with nothing but a sticky pile of carbon fibre and tangled thread. However, by following the step by step instructions in the booklet I was feeling like a pro in no time. Everything in the kit is organised to make it as simple as possible and the instructions are super easy to follow with photos of each step. My rod turned out great (in my eyes anyway) and I would highly recommend the 'ready to wrap kits' to anyone. I look forward to the next one." - Gareth T
    5 star review for epic rod building kit

    "This is my fifth Epic build. As before all the components are excellent, the finished rod is nicely balanced and rod casts a five weight line beautifully.
    These rods fish well and are amazingly tough." - Daniel L


    Build your own fly rod
    Designed to fit together seamlessly.
    Building a great custom fly rod is no mean feat, selecting the correct matching components can be an intimidating exercise alone. First time rod builder or seasoned professional, our Epic Ready to Wrap Rod Kits make building a quality fly rod simple. Each kit contains all the components, glues, rod finish and instructions you’ll need to build your own unique custom fly rod.
    The components in our Epic Ready to Wrap Rod Kit have all been specifically designed to work together.
    Epic custom fly rod, the best fly rods
    Better components
    Each Ready to Wrap fly rod boasts the finest components possible.
    • Our comprehensive 40 page step by step fly rod build book
    • Glue kit (preloaded syringes, epoxy - brushes - mixing cups)
    • Fold out rod building stands - Kit box doubles as your workstation
    • Highest quality stripping guides matched to each kit
    • Flor grade quality Portuguese cork grip in your choice of style
    • Japanese silk threads for wrapping and trims
    • Genuine Snake Brand guides either e-coated or black nickel
    • Bar stock Alloy reel seats that will last a lifetime
    • Our hand ferruled "Katana" rod tube
    • The most sophisticated fly rod blanks made
    Epic custom fly rod, the world's best fly rods

    The secret to building a great fly rod.

    Our comprehensive step by step fly rod building book. 42 pages of clear, simple, straightforward step by step instructions on how to put together a custom Epic fly rod, complete with tips from the pros'

    Epic custom fly rod, the best fly rods
    The world's best blanks
    When choosing one of our Ready to Wrap Rod Kits you can be confident you'll be receiving one of the world's very finest fly rod blanks. Preferred by professional custom rod builders the world over.