The Boca Grande
The Mighty Boca Grande FastGlass Fly Rod
A Heavyweight without the heavy weight.
Classy, glassy and an absolute ass kicker. The mighty Boca Grande is an incredibly tough and resilient 12 weight fly rod.
Lets be be frank here. 12 weight graphite rods tend to be as stiff as broomsticks, far from enjoyable to cast and get one under serious load and they're prone to exploding. (Carbon fibre experiences what is technically termed "Catastrophic failure" - Glass Fibre does not)
We wanted to build an extremely tough 12 weight fly rod that was enjoyable & fun to cast and could easily pull about 24lbs / 11 kg.
The Boca blank is a marvel of composites engineering. Our prime design consideration was to keep weight down while delivering fast recovery speed. Fully unidirectional S2 FastGlass delivers super strength and resilience without the weight.
The Shiny Bits.
The components on the rod had to be the best we could source so we went for 3 premium Titanium stripping guides fitted with Japanese SiC inserts. We fit the rest of the blank out in Snake Brand dark nickel snakes - these are the most salt resistant guides we could find (Salt fog tests by Snake Brand prove it)
Each ferrule is internally reinforced with a small additional flag of glass fibre material, each ferule is then over wrapped with a magnum length Japanese silk wrap and then finished with three coats of premium epoxy finish.
Our famous Epic alloy reel seat is a one piece CNC machined work of art. This reel seat will outlast you, your boat and your guide. Your kids will be fishing with this fly rod.
The Boca is fitted with our wickedly comfortable modified Full Wells grip - this thing is so comfortable you'll want to sleep in it. And like everything we do, it has substance to it - this grip is not one of those arty fart hipster slim grips that look good but kill your hand. This is something to really get your mitts around!
Each Boca is painted in luscious Aqua using a two pot marine grade paint system. And the final step? - we polish each rod AND rod tube with Mothers California Gold® Brazilian Carnauba Wax. No kidding.
This is the most beautiful, most functional fly rod you will ever own.
Each handcrafted Boca Grande Fly rod features:
- Unique fully unidirectional S2 Glass Fibre blank (FastGlass)
- Internally reinforced ferrule system
- 3 x Titanium stripper guides with Japanese SiC inserts - Rust proof
- Rust proof Snake Brand dark nickel Universal guides, USA
- Our world famous fiberglass rod tube
- Hand sewn rod sock
- Finest quality Portuguese cork grip, our wickedly good Full Wells / Ritz design
- Large cork fighting butt (no shitty closed cell foam to be found in our workshop)
- Epic reel seat in Titanium or black finish
Weight: 156 gm - 5.5oz
Recommended line weight: #12
Length: 8' 6"
Action: Progressive / Medium
Weight: 156 gm - 5.5oz
- THE EPIC PROMISE -
We guarantee everything we make.
If one of our products fails to meet your expectations either at the time you receive it, or over the next 30 days, contact us and we'll arrange a total refund and return at our cost, anywhere in the world.
In the extremely unlikely event that you don't love one of our fly rods, we'll not only refund 100% and ship back at our cost, but we'll also buy you a beer for your troubles.
Due to the international nature of our business, beer will most likely be provided by way of a crisp New Zealand $10 note from our owners wallet, sent to you personally.
(this has never actaully happend by the way - so who knows, we might just turn up personally)
All our Epic Studio Built Fly Rods also carry a lifetime warranty.
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