Packlight 476 Fly Rod

  Packlight 476 Fly Rod

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Packlight - the super versatile 5 piece glass travel rod.

Head for the hills, answer the call and pack in your favorite adventure stick.

We've taken our amazing 476 blank and reconfigured it as a 5 piece travel rod, now small and compact enough to easily slip down the side of a backpack or rucksack.

  • Incredibly light. An astounding 72 grams (2.54 ounces)

  • Incredibly convenient. Only 495 mm long (19.5 inches)

  • Incredibly tough. Made from fully unidirectional S2 Fastglass

Looking for a shorter blank to fish in tight confined creeks but still want the backbone and pulling power of a much larger rod? - the 476 is the deal. The 476 boxes way above it's weight, easily horsing out fish in the 2 - 3 kg range (that's 3 to 6 lbs) - and yes, we've got plenty of pics to prove it.

The Epic™ 476 Packlite is crafted from Unidirectional S2 Glass, this material is stiffer and stronger than e-glass or standard s-glass. The 476 Packlight is a powerful and extremely accurate fly rod blank.

Colour: Tangerine Dream
Recommended Line Weight: AFTMA #4 
Length: 7'6"
Pieces: 5

Studio Built. Handcrafted one at a time.
Choose the options you'd like on your Epic fly rod and we'll build it for you with tender loving care right here in our Wanaka Studio. Each Studio built fly rod is handcrafted specifically for you from start to finish and each is identified by a unique laser engraved winding check registered against your name in our owners database.

*Please allow at least three weeks for us to do an Epic job for you. We’ll be in touch with a build time and shipping details as soon as we receive your order.

Built Epic Tough
Epic glass rods are incredibly tough. Our S2 FastGlass has a far higher strength-to-weight ratio than Carbon fibre (graphite) rods. Epic FastGlass rods can endure more acute and severe bends than the equivalent Carbon fibre, tip sections are stronger and far less susceptible to breakages due to high-sticking and problematic rod angles when pulling against load.

Each Epic 476 Fly Rod Features:

  • FastGlass fly rod blank with internally reenforced ferule system
  • Our world famous fiberglass rod tube.
  • Premium hand sewn rod sock.
  • Cleaning cloth.
  • Finest quality Portuguese cork grip.
  • Hand Crafted Cap and Ring Reel Seat By Joel Lemke, USA.
  • Guide set (Snake brand Universal guides USA)
  • Unique black diamond stripper guide.
  • Our signature Epic Ghost Wraps in premium Japanese silk with fine one turn pinstripe midway over each guide foot.

    Recommended line weight: AFTMA #4 
    Length: 7'6" 
    Pieces: 5  
    Total length: 2,265mm 
    ERN: (Unwrapped): 3.96 
    Optimal Grain Window: 120 - 135 Grains 
    Effective Line Range: AFTMA 4 / 5 
    Action: Progressive / Mid Flex / Medium  
    Taper: Fast 
    Rod Weight: 72g (2.54 ounces)

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    Cameron Mortenson

    More EPIC'ness

    The Packlight 476 is everything that someone would want in a backcountry four weight. Five piece, easy to carry, progressive taper but still has all the fun that fiberglass is supposed to have breed into it. As with all Studio Built fly rods, the fit and finish are flawless. The Packlight will be going on a lot of adventures and soon.

    John Arnold

    Incredibly versatile 4 weight

    I purchased this specifically for packing into the backcountry (which it's a bit early for here in the Northern Rockies) but have been out with it on the Missouri River and some of our stillwater fisheries here in Montana. This is definitely more than a dedicated pack rod, and will likely serve as my only 4 weight down the road. Super powerful but smooth and classic feeling, and a true 4 weight ( I have been throwing an SA Trout on it). It fishes "long" for a 7'6" rod and pushes out long casts easily. Doesn't feel long, just has the control and distance of a longer rod. No problem on some big lakes if the wind is down, even though that is not the purpose it was designed for. Finish and fittings are great. Couldn't be happier or more impressed with the performance within those specifications.


    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.

    The Epic Lifetime Warranty.

    Every new Epic fly rod or blank that we produce is covered by our lifetime, original owner warranty. This warranty covers failure due to defects in material or workmanship of our product. Any Epic fly rod built by the Swift Fly Fishing company that fails due to misuse, negligence or normal wear-and-tear will be repaired or replaced at a nominal cost plus shipping at our discretion.

    Full details of our warrenty, guarantee, replacment and returns policy can be found here 

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