480 FastGlass Fly Rod Blank

  480 FastGlass Fly Rod Blank

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Classic Glass Feel

Super smooth with plenty of reserve power. At 8ft for a four weight, the 480 is a smooth, full flexing fly rod blank perfect for light dry fly fishing.

Highly regarded by those that favour a slower deeper bending fly rod, the 480's classic slow glass action will not disappoint.

Our Epic™ 480 is crafted from Unidirectional S2 Glass, this material is stronger and lighter than e-glass or standard s-glass.

Recommended line weight:

Length: 8'
Pieces: 4

Recommended line weight: AFTMA #4
Length: 8' 
Pieces: 4  
Total length: 2,438mm 
ERN: (Unwrapped): 3.66 
ELN: 4
Optimal Grain Window: 120 - 135 Grains
Effective Line Range: AFTMA 4 / 5
Action: Progressive / Mid Flex / Medium 
Taper: Fast
Blank Weight: 40g
Butt Diameter: 10mm

Fiberglass Fly Rod Action Chart
Epic 480 Fiberglass Fly Rod Blank
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Steve Henriksen

Epic 480

This was the 4th Epic I've built for myself or customers. Based on each of their reactions upon seeing and feeling the rod for the very first time I will be making plenty more. I'm sure they will enjoy fishing their rod as much as I have the last few years.

Henrik Wallberg

The Epic 480 Love Stick

I admit, it was the look of them that turned me on to the Epic rods in the first place. How can you not get curious of a series of rods that basically scream "-Hey, look at me. Look what I can do!" And as luck had it, a guest at our lodge had several rods with him so I got the opportunity to try them out before I got one of my own. Just perfect for delicate presentations on the smaller rivers, but it still packs a punch. So smooth and it protects thin leaders like no other rod I have tried. My 480 will definitely get company from of few more colorful friends. Stay Epic!

Christian Rinsche

Epic 480 FastGlass Fly Rod Blank

Finally I swing sensitively this loveley blue Epic 480 FastGlass Fly Rod blank in my right hand and I am very impressed. Blue as the wide sky in New Zealand with a nice slow but even powerful parabolic action I have to build now immediately my new dream fly rod. I am totally thrilled about the beautiful products of the Epic Swift Fly Fishing company !

Jon Lewis

Epic 480 Builds

As a long time rod builder, I excited about adding these rods to my offerings. They fish uniquely and well and Swift is great to work with. A great product. Love the tubes!

Joey M.

Epic 888, 686 & 805

At present, I am building these three rods for clients...and really don't want to let go of them, at any price. The rod grip, reel seat insert and stripping guides were designed specifically for each rod. Fantastic, or should I say Epic products and customer service. Fish On!


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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.

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