DH13 Two Handed Spey Rod Kit
The Epic DH13 Carbon Fibre Two Handed Spey Rod Kit
The Satisfaction of building your own Spey Rod
Build a premium quality two handed Spey rod with our comprehensive "Ready to Wrap" two handed fly rod kit.
3 Weights. One length. 6 Pieces
After talking to Spey casters around the world a 13ft two hander was clearly the most versatile and useful length for most two handed casters. A standardized length across our range also makes line selection a comparatively easy task.
Epic two handed blanks come in 3 different weights / power configurations:
5-6 Trout Spey
6-7 Large Trout & Steelhead
7-8 Salmon & large Steelhead
Recommended Grain Windows:
5-6 Trout Spey: 250-460 grains. 16-30 grams
6-7 Large Trout & Steelhead: 350-510 grains. 19.5 - 33 grams
7-8 Salmon & large Steelhead: 420-620 grains. 23 - 40 grams
Revised generation two nano-technology. Epic C series are a state of the art fly rod blank. The most sophisticated composite materials and production processes are used in their construction. Proprietary nano-resins, full Helical construction, multi modulus, and unidirectional carbon fibre - We believe this is the most sophisticated fly rod blank available.
Ground ferrule system
In addition to the industry leading technology used in each of our blanks, Epic carbon fibre fly rod blanks feature our proprietary ground ferrule system. Each male ferrule is hand ground to perfectly fit the female section of the blank. Female sections are all internally reinforced.
Our use of Silica nano-resin makes for a very tough, lightweight and extremely responsive blank.Material: Carbon Fibre (Graphite)
Action: Progressive. Medium fast
Length: 13ft all models
Weight Built: Aprox 200g - 206g depending on model (7oz to 7.2oz)
Fore grip length: 325mm (12.7 inches)
Rear grip length: 125mm (4.9 inches)
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DH13 two hander 5/6 weight
As I’ve come to expect from Epic kits (this is my fourth build on an Epic blank), everything in the kit was top-notch (the cork is just amazing!). I’ve fished it regularly over the last month and absolutely love it. It was exactly what I was after. Light in the hand, crisp with the power to deal with big water and strong fish. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this rod to anyone in the market for a light two-hander.
Although I haven't built the rods yet I'm impressed by the quality of the blanks and components. I'll certainly finish them before our trip to New Zealand 10 Dec. I look forward to using them this trip.
Love the rod!
I recently bought and built the D13 Epic Spey ready wrap kit! The kit came with everything needed to build and had a very thorough step by step guide that made it easy and fun. This was my first build and as a two handed rod the task was a little daunting at first. The whole process took about 5 days including drying time. I was on the water with my new rod within a week and have now fished it several times. Although I haven't hooked into the monster steelhead I have have been hunting for the rod has performed well. I would recommend this product and these people to anyone from beginner to expert because of the quality and care that you get. Thank you again for a great experience.
very nice ! I'm very pleased.
My first two-handed rod, and probably the only one I will ever need
Having built three Epic rods so far, I couldn't resist picking up the DH13 when it was offered at this price. I have been wanting to get a Spey rod for some time - but the price was often the barrier. This was simply too good an offer to refuse. As with the other rod kits I purchased, this was no exception when it came to the quality of the components, and the customer service. Top-notch all the way. When the cork in the handle split while dry-fitting it to the blank, Swift had a replacement on the way by courier the next morning, no questions asked. This is what I have come to expect of the team at Swift, and one of the reasons I keep buying from them. Their customer service is second to none - and I dont mean within the fishing community - but across all areas of the retail market. Others could learn from their example. As for the rod - having never cast a two-handed in my life, this was all new territory for me. And what better way to break it in than a trip to New Zealand's Tongariro river. I purchased the 6-7 weight, which is marketed as being suitable for "Steelhead and large trout" - so figured this would be what I would need to wrestle with some of the fish that come out of this region. Firstly, I was superised at just how easy it was to cast this rod. Within 5 minutes or so I was managing to fire a Skagit line most the way across the river, and to cover some serious water on the swing. As I became more confident I started to experiment with adding more power to the cast. This rod is a beast. Super responsive and a solid lower section meant you could really pile on the power if needed. Once hooking up the tip was responsive enough to handle fighting big fish without putting the tippet at risk. I had my first fish on within 15 minutes of fishing, and landed the largest fish of the trip (5lbs) on this rod. Given I live in New Zealand, this will probably be the only two-hander I ever buy. It's more than up to the task of tackling the trout of the Taupo region, and will also be suitable when I ventually head to North America to chase Steelhead. So if you were thinking of getting into the two-handed game, look no further. Buy this rod.
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"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
The components in our Epic Ready to Wrap Rod Kit have all been specifically designed to work together.
- 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
The secret to building a great fly rod.