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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 
ELN:
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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JT
09/08/2016
John Travis

5 star

Packlight 476 Fly Rod Blank

JT
08/29/2016
John Travis

5 star

Packlight 476 Fly Rod Blank

GG
05/09/2016
gavin grapes

476-5 reveiw

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

B
04/04/2016
Bill

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.

MW
04/04/2016
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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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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Each male ferrule is hand ground to perfectly fit the female section of the blank.
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  • 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.

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"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. 
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