$ 425.00 USD
The very best components available, all designed to fit togetherseamlessly. No Reaming, No Drilling, No Sanding - All Epic.
The Boca Grande 12 Weight Fiberglass fly rod kit
Our 12wt, 8'6" 4 Piece Unidirectional FastGlass Blank. At only 110grams it's a Heavyweight without the heavy weight.
A Heavyweight without the heavy weight.
Classy, glassy and an absolute ass kicker. The mighty Boca Grande is an incredibly tough and resilient 12 weight fly rod.
Lets be be frank here. 12 weight graphite rods tend to be as stiff as broomsticks, far from enjoyable to cast and get one under serious load and they're prone to exploding.(Carbon fibre experiences what is technically termed "Catastrophic failure" - Glass Fibre does not)
We wanted to build an extremely tough 12 weight fly rod that was enjoyable & fun to cast and could easily pull about 24lbs / 11 kg.
The Boca blank is a marvel of composites engineering. Our prime design consideration was to keep weight down while delivering fast recovery speed. Fully unidirectional S2 FastGlass delivers super strength and resilience without the weight.
The Shiny Bits.
The components on the rod had to be the best we could source so we went for 3 premium Titanium stripping guides fitted with Japanese SiC inserts. We fit the rest of the blank out in Snake Brand dark nickel snakes - these are the most salt resistant guides we could find (Salt fog tests by Snake Brand prove it)
Epic Ready to Wrap Fly 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.
Each Kit contains:
Finished in Aqua
Recommended line weight: #12
Length: 8' 6"
Action: Progressive / Medium
Blank Weight: 110 gm - 3.8oz
I hadn't built a rod in over 30 years so rather than start from scratch I decided to buy a kit from Swift. I'm glad I did. All the components were top notch and it all fitted together with very little adjustments necessary. A little honing out of the cork grip was all that was needed. I'm yet to cast it so the proof will be in the pudding but as a kit I can't fault it. Thoroughly recommended!
This is my 4th Epic build and things worked out great! I expect this rod will tame a few mako sharks this Summer.
Built a few Epic rods now, and have to say this might be my fav. The components are all top shelf, from the double up locking rings on the reel seat to the additional stripping guides and larger fighting butt. I have no doubt this rod will handle anything I chase with it.
Everything fits together perfectly. Just glue, assemble and wrap. YouTube very helpful where there is uncertainty.