Packlight 476 Fly Rod Blank

  Packlight 476 Fly Rod Blank

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Packlight - the super versatile 5 piece glass travel blank.

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. A mere 46 grams (1.62 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.

*The Packlight package includes our world famous glass rod tube and our matching flip-fit rod sock.

Includes Epic Packlight decals to suit your build

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

Recommended line weightAFTMA #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 
Blank Weight: 46g 
Butt Diameter: 9.6mm (Aprox)

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John Travis

5 star

Packlight 476 Fly Rod Blank

John Travis

5 star

Packlight 476 Fly Rod Blank

gavin grapes

476-5 reveiw

First of the modern fibreglass rods for me - very smooth - exceeds expectations


Sweet As

The Packlight 476 - now this is a really fun rod. Its incredibly accurate, roll casts beautifully, which was a surprise, and it fits into my carry on bag. Tried it out on some pan sized bream in the salt and it was a hoot. Reckon it will be perfect for carefully placed shots at back eddy cruisers in New Zealand. Another cracker of a rod from Carl and the team at Epic.

Mick Warren

Pack light 476 build

Hi to you all at epic. Quick up date on the pack light blank you supplied. It was a very nice blank to build a fine fly rod on. As it was built at the request of a customer I have not put a line on it yet. I can tell you that with the customers reel in place, it balances perfectly in the hand. I also own a 3 piece 476 that was my first glass build and after comparing the two rod in a wobble test it will a very nice packable fishing tool. When my customer picks it up and we head out on the water to test it I will get him to give you a full report until then keep up the good work Regards Mick @ vale Creek Rod Works PS I love the colour


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