476 FastGlass Fly Rod
Maximum Power in a Tactical Package
Looking for a shorter blank to fish in tight confined creeks but still want the backbone and pulling power of a larger rod? The 476 is the real deal.
Our most fun casting rod (can we say that?), the 476 boxes well above it's weight, easily horsing out fish in the 2 - 3 kg range (that's 3 to 6 lbs)
The 476 is a fast, lively, and extremely accurate fly rod.Recommended Line Weight: AFTMA #4
Built Epic Tough
Epic glass rods are incredibly tough. Our S2 FastGlass has a far higher strength-to-weight ratio than Carbon fibre (graphite) rods. Epic FastGlass rods can endure more acute and severe bends than the equivalent Carbon fibre, tip sections are stronger and far less susceptible to breakages due to high-sticking and problematic rod angles when pulling against load.
Recommended line weight: AFTMA #4
Total length: 2,265mm
ERN: (Unwrapped): 3.96
Optimal Grain Window: 120 - 135 Grains
Effective Line Range: AFTMA 4 / 5
Action: Progressive / Mid Flex / Medium
Blank Weight: 47g
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I love it!
My EPIC 476 was the first fly-rod I've bought blind, without checking it in the shop or directly on the water in advance. Besides this, I've never fished a glass-rod before and was a little nervous about it... I was only used to medium-fast or fast graphite rods (mostly Sage and Loop) When my rod arrived, I fell immediately in love: Beautifully crafted with it's perfectly wrapped rings and a translucent blank which seems to glowin the sunlight. The performance on the water was even better: During casting, there is not much difference to a graphite fly rod no flabby blank and no unnecessary false-casting. But the most fun is fighing the fish: You can feel nearly every movement, the rod flexes extremely well and still has enough power to tackle bigger fish and keep them away from heavy cover. Here is an example: I've hooked the fish just behind a bush and I had no problem, keeping it away from the branches: Final statement: This rod is definitely a keeper!
I'll qualify (disqualify?) by stating I'm no pro, I own one other fly rod, a #7 TFO that I use sporadically in the salt, maybe because I was never having quite as much fun casting it as I thought I should be unless I got the rare opportunity to use it several days running. My little Salsa 476 (the Atomic Dragonfly) is a different beast. I was wary of paying that much sight unseen, but all of the reviews were so good and it sounded like what I wanted to add some fun to casting. For once I seem to have got it right, it's exactly as expected and more so. Apart from being a thing of beauty (I now have four children) it feels magic, not sure how to describe, like scrolling down a brand new smartphone, sort of buttery rather than that limp noodles feel of old glass. Had a couple of Barrio lines ready, so out we went for a fling. Still lots to learn, can't wait, but soon as I remembered to slow down a touch I was getting some nice loops, even with a bit of wind. I was having fun. Anyway, sorry to say it's maiden trip was less than successful: I tried for yellowfish on the Pungwe River (extreme eastern Zimbabwe) but, at low water, seems we'd been beaten by the poisoners and only saw a few small fish; and then for small tigerfish on the Upper Zambezi in a spot where we'd caught heaps on spinners and seen an African pike, which the Epic would have been perfect for. Long story short, rainy night, lots of flying ants out, and we subsequently saw very few fish at all, the greedy buggers! In real life, though, it cast the flies I was using nicely (not one wind knot!) and only touched the edge of my rookie abilities with the biggest bead heads (big woolly buggers), sure timing would soon sort that. I was just a bit surprised to find no keeper eye, seems like an odd omission, but am I missing something? No matter, I'm going to love getting to know this one for many years, I think whiting down the hill (I'm in Sydney) are next! Thanks Carl and the rest, great service too!
What a surprise package this turned out to be. Beautifully finished, light in the hand, but easily capable of casting bead head nymphs and bulky dries. I've used it on the Waitaki and not felt under powered in any way. On the side streams it's perfect for a flick here and there where longer rods would just be too long. Great rod, highly recommended.
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- Titanium stripping guides with Japanese Silicon Carbide insert
- Flor grade quality Portuguese cork grip in your choice of style
- Japanese silk wraps
- Genuine Snake Brand Guides either e-coated or black nickel
- CNC Bar stock Alloy reel seats that will last a lifetime
- Our hand ferruled "Katana" rod tube
- The most sophisticated fly rod blanks made
- A secure positive fit eliminates knocks
- Smoother energy transfer
- Eliminates flat spots
- Non slip - reduces twisting due to torque
- Internally reinforced ferrules - eliminates ferrule fracture
- Durable & scratch resistant
- Gets better with use
- Precise fit, sections are interchangeable, in the case of tip breakages replacement sections can be sent out immediately. No need to return the blank for a fit.
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