480 FastGlass Fly Rod Blank
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: AFTMA #4
Recommended line weight: AFTMA #4
Total length: 2,438mm
ERN: (Unwrapped): 3.66
Optimal Grain Window: 120 - 135 Grains
Effective Line Range: AFTMA 4 / 5
Action: Progressive / Mid Flex / Medium
Blank Weight: 40g
Butt Diameter: 10mm
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Epic (s) all the way
I've been building on the Epic blanks ever since Carl contacted me a few years ago. I was amazed that a rod company would be interested in a small one off custom shop like mine. Well, they do care and the rest is history. I currently have 5 Epic blanks on the bench in various states of construction. The 590C & 690C blow other carbon/ graphite blanks out of the H2O. And I have built on almost every blank out there. But.... I am a Bamboo & glass junkie and I haven't fished glass like Epic glass. Top shelf all the way. As I tell customers Epic glass isn't mushy glass, it's glass with attitude. Pete Renaissance Rods
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.
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!
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 !
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!
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Smooth. Powerful. Tough.
As good as it gets.
- 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.
What the experts say
The beauty is in the fact that the rod will lay out ten feet of line with the delicacy of a full flex cane, but when called upon fire 95' of line into a stiff breeze. It does all of this with a great deal of feel and composure that most rods will never achieve.
It is quite possibly one of the best 6wts on the market glass, graph, or grass."