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42 pages of clear, simple, straightforward step by step instructions on how to put together a custom Epic fly rod.
This is the same build book we include in our Epic Ready to Wrap Rod Kit
Tons of pictures outlining the process from start to finish. From how to spine your rod through to building a simple thread winding check.
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I'm a hobby rod builder, just reaching the point where I have enough experience to feel confident building on blanks in this price range. Nothing in this book was new to me, but it's well organized, there are some good tips, and it was worth the price as an addition to my rod building resources.
Ordered the book to learn more about assembling my future rod. (Hopefully a 580 fiberglass)
Book is detailed and simply enough that a novice such as myself can understand and feel at ease in the building steps.
Thanks Swift for allowing me to test drive the instructions before purchasing a kit.
Good information. Dispels many ideas and gives new techniques on rod building.
Great book for unexperted and not fly rodders .Highly recommend. Thank you!
Awesome book. Extremely helpful for a first time builder giving me the confidence to build a quality rod. Highly recommend.
I have been interested in an Epic rod for some time, but I always thought that building a rod would be beyond my abilities and available time, and a studio built rod is out of my budget. But when I found out that Carl & Co. are giving this away for free, I had to see it to know if I were missing a great opportunity. I was.
This book is thorough, detailed, and relatively easy-to-understand even for a relative newbie to the rod building game. The book is so well done that it gave me the confidence to know that I could indeed build a rod with the Epic Build Kit. Now, my new rod is on the way, and I'll be putting it all together in the coming weeks.
As a long time builder of fishing rods (although I must admit to only one fly rod), I ordered the book to see the approach used by Swift.
It is pleasing to report that this is a thorough, well documented guide that is highly recommended to everyone, beginners and experienced builders alike.
This assures me that the quality of the Epic kits will match the high standard that is represented by this manual.
Carl and gang...
The book was a good read and perked my interest in y0ur rods enough that I placed an order for a 376 and tube, which I'm waiting on now.. Hope soon...
I downloaded the Build Book in preparation for ordering my first "Build Kit". Now that I have had some time to study the guide in detail I feel much less "intimidated" and much more "confident" in building my first, of what I hope is many SWIFT EPIC rods.
Very well put together instructional guide for rod building. The ghost wrapping method is a bonus; love the look! This guide can be used over and over with great information!
This book has a good flow, and is very instructional in process. It has good tips from pros for the beginners to help save us from our ignorance and have a better pride worthy result.
As an industrial designer I recommend this instructional book, it's very clear and easy to understand, a beginner can easily take this instrucional book as a starting point to build a rod from the very first step. Very well done and understandable for any person.
Very instructive book. Seems to be easy with your clear instructions. Next step will be to choose a kit for floattube carp/pike fishing
The Epic Custom Fly Rod Build Book is a fantastic guide for anyone starting out with rod building. I got my book when I ordered my first Epic fly rod kit and would have been lost without it. Since then I've built several more rods (including two more Epics) and this book has been my go to reference through every build.
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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