{"id":451323392,"title":"888 FastGlass Fly Rod Blank","handle":"epic-888-fastglass-fly-rod-blank","description":"\u003ch2\u003eMeet the very lucky Epic 888\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"line-height: 1.5;\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eOur mighty 888 was designed specifically for chasing Bonefish but is just at home wrangling large freshwater species too. Given there’s not a flat where the wind doesn’t blow we’ve given the 888 an \u003cstrong\u003eextra powerful\u003c\/strong\u003e butt section, strong tip and fast recovery rate to help punch a line out into those skinny water breezes.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eBuilt Epic Tough.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/b\u003eBuilt using fully unidirectional S2 Glass Fibre the 888 is not only extremely light, it's built to take a pounding. 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888 FastGlass Fly Rod Blank

  888 FastGlass Fly Rod Blank

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Meet the very lucky Epic 888

Our mighty 888 was designed specifically for chasing Bonefish but is just at home wrangling large freshwater species too. Given there’s not a flat where the wind doesn’t blow we’ve given the 888 an extra powerful butt section, strong tip and fast recovery rate to help punch a line out into those skinny water breezes.

Built Epic Tough.
Built using fully unidirectional S2 Glass Fibre the 888 is not only extremely light, it's built to take a pounding. Glass fibre is many times tougher and more resilient than the equivalent blank in Carbon Fibre.

Extra Lucky
In Chinese tradition, certain numbers are believed to be auspicious and possess special powers. The number 8 signifies prosperity and wealth and is viewed as such an auspicious number that a number with several eights is considered very lucky indeed. We think the 888 is extra lucky because, like us, it was made in New Zealand.

Finished in Gun Metal Grey

*Also available as a 'Ready to Wrap Rod Kit'

Recommended grain window at 30ft: 202 - 218 GRAINS. 13 - 14 GRAMS
Recommended AFFTA line weight:
 #8

Length: 8' 8"
Pieces: 4

Recommended grain window at 30ft: 202 - 218 GRAINS. 13 - 14 GRAMS
Recommended AFFTA line weight:
 #8

Length: 8' 8"
Pieces: 4
Action: Progressive / Fast
Taper: Fast 
Butt Diameter: 12.26mm
Tip Diameter: 2.12mm
Blank Weight: 89 gm - 3.1oz 




Epic Fiberglass Fly Rod Blank

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06/29/2016
Jon Lewis

EPIC 888 FastGlass

Wonderful..... smooth and powerful! Great casting rod. Love the color - gives you many options for finishing.. Another quality EPIC blank with a great personality!

MP
10/12/2015
Martial Perol

Smooth and powerful

I just finished to build my new rod on thos wonderfull 888 blank. It's a real beauty. Casting is a pleasure, you feel well the power of the blank if you cast softely, and the line easely comes out. A 4kg rainbow trout can be easely bridle with it, letting you feeling all the fight bits in your wrist. Epic crew is still realy nice ! I recomend !

JM
06/26/2015
Joey M.

Epic Guilt

only wish I could do dealer program to lower my cost so I could build more. Also, would love the smaller blanks in gun metal. Fish On!, Joey

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Fiberglass fly rod blanks
Epic® FastGlass®
Smooth. Powerful. Tough.
Epic® fly rod blanks are made to exacting standards using a proprietary S2-glass composite. This material features a fully unidirectional fibre layup which aligns fibers longitudinally along the blank. The result is an incredibly strong, light and powerful tube with a crisp, precise response. This recipe, rolled to our fast tapers combine silky smooth easy loading with trophy pulling power. We call it FastGlass®
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Epic® C Series Carbon Fibre,
As good as it gets.
Epic C series are a state of the art carbon fibre (Graphite) fly rod blank. The most sophisticated composite materials and production processes are used in their construction. Silica Nano resin, full Helical construction, multi modulus, all unidirectional carbon fibre and internally reenforced ferrule system. This is the most sophisticated fly rod blank available.
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The Epic Ground Ferrule System™
Each male ferrule is hand ground to perfectly fit the female section of the blank.
  • 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 most popular GLASS streamer rod on the market.
"I really believe the EPIC 686 is by far the most popular GLASS streamer rod on the market. More often than not, I get requests for the 686 and most of the time in Salsa. Carl has created a wonderful, and powerful taper and folks love them!"
Shane Gray. Graywolf Rods
A phenomenal blank
"I will only touch on this for a second because everyone keeps hearing how phenomenal the 686 is. This is a phenomenal blank. 
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."
Zeb Tonkavich. Snowman Custom Rod Works
A powerhouse
"the Epic 686 is (f#$%'ing) magic in my hands. This fly rod is responsive, quick to load, and a powerhouse that lays out very long accurate casts with relative ease."

Cameron Mortenson. The Fiberglass Manifesto