5wt 590C Graphite Fly Rod

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  • High Performance Fly.

    The Epic 590 C is a 5 weight custom tuned, light, and highly responsive fly rod designed for technical dry fly, emerger and nymph fishing for trout of all sizes.

    Recommended line weight: AFTMA #5 
    Length: 9'
    Pieces: 4
    Weight: 90g / 3.1oz

    The smooth operator.
    Incredibly smooth loading and unloading the 590C will help shape some of the nicest loops you've ever cast.

    Studio Built. Handcrafted, One at a Time.
    Each Epic Custom is handcrafted specifically for you from start to finish here in our studio workshop - no detail is overlooked.

    When purchasing one of our carbon fibre rods you can be confident that you are investing in premium engineering, componentry and craftsmanship.

    The Epic Action.
    Epic C series would best be described as Medium Fast in action. Epic C Series are light without sacrificing strength.

    Light
    The 590 C blank weighs an astoundingly light 36 grams (1.2oz) 

    Tough
    Our use of 100% non woven fibre and Silica nano matrix technology makes for a very tough, lightweight and extremely responsive blank.

    Got questions? - Drop us a line, we'd love to hear from you.

  • Taper: Medium / Fast
    Action: Medium Fast  / Mid Flex
    Lockup point: Top third
    Resonant Frequency: 3.3 Hz
    Material: 57msi Carbon Blend
    Core: 100% Carbon Helix Core
    Recommended line weight: AFTMA #5 
    Length: 9'
    Pieces: 4
    Weight: 90g / 3.1oz
    Action Angle: 70 degrees
    ERN: 
    ELN: 5 
    Optimal Grain Window: 130 - 155 Grains 

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    BJ H. verified customer review of 5wt 590C Graphite Fly RodBJ H. verified customer review of 5wt 590C Graphite Fly Rod
    01/27/2019

    Epic 590 C AKA "Black Betty"

    I would gladly look anyone in the eye and say this is the best flyrod I have used. Procrastination from flyrod purchase had me with old technology , things have certainly changed this baby has improved casting ability, presentation and accuracy --I have recommended Epic flyrods to friends. BJ Holdsworth

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    BJ H.
    New Zealand
    Anonymous verified customer review of 5wt 590C Graphite Fly Rod
    01/04/2018

    590 C Carbon Fiber Fly Rod

    The team at Swift Fly Fishing demonstrated great flexibility and were able to get me my 590 C just in time for my great New Zealand adventure. This rod has great feel and my confort and accuracy got better and better as the days on the river went by. I was fortunate to be able to also try out a 690 C and it also felt great and provided a little more push on some of those windy days. I defnitely recommend picking up one of these rods. You won’t be disappointed.

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    Matt Butler verified customer review of 5wt 590C Graphite Fly RodMatt Butler verified customer review of 5wt 590C Graphite Fly RodMatt Butler verified customer review of 5wt 590C Graphite Fly Rod
    12/08/2016

    An Absolute Masterpiece!

    Being a Wanaka local and fly fishing guide, I couldn't wait to try a locally made fly rod, even though I didn't know what to expect. I then got my hands on the 590c to test out earlier in the year and quickly fell in love! This rod is what dreams are made of. Silky smooth, freakishly light and incredibly accurate. From presenting delicate dry flies to throwing big streamers into aggressive browns, this rod does it all. The ability to load short casts in tight spaces is priceless, especially when you have no room to swing a cat. All the technical features are ones thing, but you cant go past the fact that its just so damn sexy! Jet black blank and mine paired with a metallic red reel seat, I get goosebumps every time I unscrew the tube and gently slide it out from its silky sleeve. Who would have thought you could get this sensation from a "fly rod" which are now too often mass produced and soulless. So yes, it is the best rod I've ever casted, and yes you should get one, even if its only just to give you the motivation to get it out and cast, regardless of the proximity of water. You will be better for it. Matt Butler - Traveltruly.com

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    Matt Butler
    06/13/2019

    A fishermans rod

    The 590C is fantastically made and in my humble opinion, it excels in the most important areas of casting: presentation and accuracy. It is a dream to cast and is super accurate for when you need to thread the needle and drop your flies into that "one tiny spot" (most of our NZ fishing). Perfectly designed rod I think !

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    Shannan C.
    New Zealand
    08/03/2018

    Epic by name, epic by nature

    The 590c is absolutely world-class. Light, responsive, smooth, and crisp - this rod is a true pleasure to fish. The build quality is outstanding - it's readily apparent that the Swift Fly Fishing team accept nothing short of perfection. Well done by the team for producing an ideal 5-weight.

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    Tim A.
    Auckland, NZ
  • The smooth operator.
    Incredibly smooth loading and unloading the 590C will help shape some of the nicest loops you've ever cast.

    Studio Built. Handcrafted, One at a Time.
    Each Epic Custom is handcrafted specifically for you from start to finish here in our studio workshop - no detail is overlooked.

    When purchasing one of our carbon fibre rods you can be confident that you are investing in premium engineering, componentry and craftsmanship.

    The Epic Action.
    Epic C series would best be described as Medium Fast in action. Epic C Series are light without sacrificing strength.

    Light
    The 590 C blank weighs an astoundingly light 36 grams (1.2oz) 10% lighter than our previous model and lighter than equivalent blanks by Scott or Sage.

    Tough
    Our use of 100% non woven fibre and Silica nano matrix technology makes for a very tough, lightweight and extremely responsive blank.

    Better Components
    Each hand crafted Epic carbon fibre fly rod boasts the very finest components available: 

    • Silica nano matrix fly rod blank with internally reenforced ferule system
    • Sure-Fit™ ferrule system. Makes section replacements simple
    • Helical wound core construction - light while giving superior strength
    • SnakeBelly™ finish with super hard gloss coat to protect your rod
    • Stunning Japanese Silk thread wraps
    • Finest quality Portuguese cork grip
    • Titanium stripper guides - Corrosion proof
    • Premium quality snake guides from Snake brand USA - Highly corrosion resistant 
    • Our original design flip top rod sock - just better
    • Katana Rod Tube
    • cleaning cloth

    We believe there is no better fly rod made.

    • 100%  Carbon Construction.
      The carbon helix core boasts true 100% carbon construction. These blanks contain no scrim.
    • 100% Uni-directional material - Non Woven.
      Super light-weight construction and superior strength. Non woven Uni-directional material is up to 40% stronger than traditional woven material commonly used by fly rod manufacturers.  A non woven fiber can achieve 100% of its tensile and compressive loading. Unidirectional material affords super light weight construction and superior strength.
    • 100% Carbon Helix Core
      A 100% helical core forms the basis for hoop strength and fibre support in the zero/longitudinal axis and does away with traditional scrim based construction. 
    • Silica-nano technology. Super Low Resin Systems.
      Utilising materials with resin content up to 30% less than conventional materials, Epic C series blanks are lighter and stronger. Low resin materials help increase bending limits & overall response.
    • Multi Carbon Construction (Multi modulus).
      Using only the highest quality fabrics from USA, Japan and Korea, up to five different types of carbon are used in each blank. Each type is placed at various parts of the blank to optimize strength and weight. Ultra high modulus fibre boasts the highest tensile and compressive strength of any fibre in its class.
    • Internal High Strength Ferrule.
      A high strength internal ferrule is placed at each join to provide superior crush and split resistance. 
    • Target Zero Fibre Alignment.
      Fibre alignment along the length of any blank is critical. Even the smallest deviation in fibre alignment from the axis of load will greatly reduce the strength of the blank. 

    Got questions? - Drop us a line, we'd love to hear from you.


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