12wt - Boca Grande FastGlass® Fly Rod Kit

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  • The Mighty 12 wt Boca Grande!

    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 Blank.
    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:

    • The amazing Epic 12# Boca Grande Blank
    • Our world famous fiberglass rod tube
    • Premium hand sewn rod sock
    • Finest quality Portuguese cork grip, our wickedly good Full Wells / Ritz design
    • Large fighting butt
    • Epic reel seat in Black
    • Guide set (Snake brand Universal guides USA)
    • 3 x Titanium Stripper guides with Japanese SiC inserts
    • Glue kit (preloaded syringes, grip & tip epoxy, brushes, mixing cups & full instructions)
    • China-graph marking pencil
    • 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: AFTMA #12

    Length: 8'6"
    Pieces: 4
    Finished in Aqua

  • Recommended line weight: #12
    Length: 8' 6"
    Pieces: 4
    Action: Progressive / Medium
    Taper: Fast
    Blank Weight: 110 gm - 3.8oz

     


    12wt Fiberglass Fly Rod Building Kit. Boca Grande Ready to Wrap Kit
    12wt Fiberglass Fly Rod Building Kit. Boca Grande Ready to Wrap Kit
    12wt Fiberglass Fly Rod Building Kit. Boca Grande Ready to Wrap Kit

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      09/10/2019
      Jock M.
      Australia Australia

      Boca Grande Fly Rod Kit

      This is the second fastglass kit I have purchased and, like the earlier 476, this appears to be another top class bit of gear. Can't wait to start the build and chase some of our Southern Blue Fin Tuna that some up off our coast every summer.

      MM
      07/11/2019
      Max M.
      United States United States

      Boca 12wt, Even Better than Expected!

      I purchased the kit on Father's day and finally got it finished last night. The quality of materials is excellent. The cork and reel seat far surpassed anything else Ive bought to date. I haven't for to test the rod on a fish yet, but I don't have any doubts about handling a monster with it. I did test it out with a SA line was very pleased with accuracy and distance out to ~ 80'. You could feel the load well, I think with a little line tweaking and experience shooting the whole line won't be an issue if needed. Weight is surprising light in the hand. Looking forward to adding more Epic's to my quiver.

      ST
      06/04/2019
      simon T.
      Australia

      Boca Grande to join the two 5 weights

      My Boca Grande ready to wrap kit has arrived with typical Epic efficiency. Certainly a different beast to my 2 weight and 5 weight carbon rods and can't wait to get it wrapped and into action off the north west of Western Australia

      DC
      01/19/2019
      David C.
      Australia

      Boca Grande

      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!

      David C. verified customer review of 12wt - Boca Grande FastGlass® Fly Rod KitDavid C. verified customer review of 12wt - Boca Grande FastGlass® Fly Rod Kit
      TL
      01/07/2019
      Thomas L.
      United States

      Boca Grande 12wt.

      This is my 4th Epic build and things worked out great! I expect this rod will tame a few mako sharks this Summer.

    Customer Reviews

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    JM
    09/10/2019
    Jock M.
    Australia Australia

    Boca Grande Fly Rod Kit

    This is the second fastglass kit I have purchased and, like the earlier 476, this appears to be another top class bit of gear. Can't wait to start the build and chase some of our Southern Blue Fin Tuna that some up off our coast every summer.

    MM
    07/11/2019
    Max M.
    United States United States

    Boca 12wt, Even Better than Expected!

    I purchased the kit on Father's day and finally got it finished last night. The quality of materials is excellent. The cork and reel seat far surpassed anything else Ive bought to date. I haven't for to test the rod on a fish yet, but I don't have any doubts about handling a monster with it. I did test it out with a SA line was very pleased with accuracy and distance out to ~ 80'. You could feel the load well, I think with a little line tweaking and experience shooting the whole line won't be an issue if needed. Weight is surprising light in the hand. Looking forward to adding more Epic's to my quiver.

    ST
    06/04/2019
    simon T.
    Australia

    Boca Grande to join the two 5 weights

    My Boca Grande ready to wrap kit has arrived with typical Epic efficiency. Certainly a different beast to my 2 weight and 5 weight carbon rods and can't wait to get it wrapped and into action off the north west of Western Australia

    DC
    01/19/2019
    David C.
    Australia

    Boca Grande

    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!

    David C. verified customer review of 12wt - Boca Grande FastGlass® Fly Rod KitDavid C. verified customer review of 12wt - Boca Grande FastGlass® Fly Rod Kit
    TL
    01/07/2019
    Thomas L.
    United States

    Boca Grande 12wt.

    This is my 4th Epic build and things worked out great! I expect this rod will tame a few mako sharks this Summer.

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