$1,295.00 NZD
Studio Built Fly Rod Epic DH13 Two Handed Spey Rod
Studio Built Fly Rod Epic DH13 Two Handed Spey Rod
Studio Built Fly Rod Epic DH13 Two Handed Spey Rod
Studio Built Fly Rod Epic DH13 Two Handed Spey Rod
Studio Built Fly Rod Epic DH13 Two Handed Spey Rod
Studio Built Fly Rod Epic DH13 Two Handed Spey Rod
Studio Built Fly Rod Epic DH13 Two Handed Spey Rod
Studio Built Fly Rod Epic DH13 Two Handed Spey Rod

Epic DH13 Two Handed Spey Rod

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Presenting the very finest two handed Spey rod available.

Each Epic two handed Spey rod is a custom tuned, advanced, lightweight, and highly responsive two handed fly rod.

3 Weights. One length. 6 Pieces.

After talking to expert Spey casters around the world a 13ft two hander was clearly the most versatile and useful length for most two handed casters. A standardized length across our range also makes line selection a comparatively easy task.

Weights:
Epic two handed blanks come in 3 different weights / power configurations:
5-6 Trout Spey
6-7 Large Trout & Steelhead
7-8 Salmon & large Steelhead

Recommended Grain Windows:
5-6 Trout Spey: 250-460 grains. 16-30 grams
6-7 Large Trout & Steelhead: 350-510 grains. 19.5 - 33 grams
7-8 Salmon & large Steelhead: 420-620 grains. 23 - 40 grams

Convenience.

Feedback from traveling anglers told us that conventional 4 piece rods were too long to travel with, we took that on board and produce all our two handers in a convenient 6 piece configuration. These big rods will easily fit in your luggage along side a single handed fly rod.

Our unique ground ferule system means actions are precise and indistinguishable from a standard 4 piece rod.

Studio Built. Handcrafted, One at a Time.
Each Epic Custom is handcrafted specifically for you from start to finish here in our studio workshop - no detail is overlooked.

When purchasing one of our carbon fibre rods you can be confident that you are investing in premium engineering, componentry and craftsmanship.

The Epic Action.
Epic C series would best be described as Medium Fast in action. Epic C Series are light without sacrificing strength.

Tough
Our use of 100% non woven fibre and Silica nano matrix technology makes for a very tough, lightweight and extremely responsive blank.

Better Components
Each hand crafted Epic carbon fibre fly rod boasts the very finest components available: 

  • Silica nano matrix fly rod blank with internally reenforced ferule system
  • Sure-Fit™ ferrule system. Makes section replacements simple
  • Helical wound core construction - light while giving superior strength
  • SnakeBelly™ finish with super hard gloss coat to protect your rod
  • Stunning Japanese Silk thread wraps
  • Finest quality Portuguese cork grip
  • Titanium stripper guides - Corrosion proof
  • Premium quality snake guides from Snake brand USA - Highly corrosion resistant 
  • Our original design flip top rod sock - just better
  • Katana Rod Tube
  • cleaning cloth

We believe there is no better fly rod made.


Buy with Confidence: The Epic Promise.

100% Satisfaction Guarantee and Epic Lifetime Warranty 

Worlds best fly rods

.

 

Got questions? - Drop us a line, we'd love to hear from you.

Action: Progressive. Medium fast
Length: 13ft all models
Weight: 200g - 206g depending on model (7oz to 7.2oz)
Fore grip length:  325mm (12.7 inches)
Rear grip length: 125mm (4.9 inches)

Weights:
Epic two handed blanks come in 3 different weights / power configurations:
5-6 Trout Spey
6-7 Large Trout & Steelhead
7-8 Salmon & large Steelhead

Recommended Grain Windows:
5-6 Trout Spey: 250-460 grains. 16-30 grams
6-7 Large Trout & Steelhead: 350-510 grains. 19.5 - 33 grams
7-8 Salmon & large Steelhead: 420-620 grains. 23 - 40 grams


Got questions? - Drop us a line, we'd love to hear from you.

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09/28/2017
Chris d.
New Zealand

Superb workmanship

Quite simply this is (now) the highest quality rod I own, even pipping my self-built Sage X 6wt on which I lavished the utmost care in finishing. From the superb blank and cork through to the wraps the care taken in this build is obvious, the skill of the builder second to none. A fine example of the rod building art.

NL
09/24/2017
Nick L.
New Zealand

Epic DH13 6pce 7130C a piece of art

Extremely nice to look at and very light for type of rod. The finish on all areas is top notch. Best cork seen on any rod full stop. Thanks for a top class product

Nick L. verified customer review of Epic DH13 Two Handed Spey Rod
BH
08/14/2017
Brian Henderson
Australia

I love casting this rod

Just a short note to let you know I have been using my DH13 7-8 Spey Rod now for over 12 months and I have certainly given it a workout (read Hiding). I have taught people that have never cast a Spey Rod, right up to Master Certified Casting Instructors preparing for their Two hand Certification. Several of those now own one and one has now purchased a 5-6 trout Spey as well !!!. I have fished Skagit lines with sink tips swinging flies for trout and on lakes casting Skandi and long belly lines. I regularly fish the rocks and beaches for a variety of salt water species so I have really tested it out. So what is my impression overall. Anyone that owns or has cast one of your rods knows the attention to detail and the quality of your rods they are beautiful. To me they have to be more than that, they are a tool of my trade so they have to perform. A rod has to cast smoothly and effortlessly all day, it has to handle a variety of lines leaders and flies. I have to be able to teach short casts to very long casts. It has to be tough and the 6 pieces makes it easy to travel with. Most importantly it has to be fun to fish. The Epic DH13 7-8 does all of the above with ease. From the first cast you FEEL the progressive action as the rod loads, but it is in the unload where the magic happens. The DH13 7-8 unloads quickly and recovers quickly but without the jarring feeling of some rods allowing you to make nice loops with very little tip bounce. I love casting this rod, I love fishing this rod and I love the smile on peoples faces when they cast it. Thanks Carl to you and the team for producing such an amazing rod. I highly recommend it… Brian Henderson. International Federation Of Fly Fisherman Master Casting Instructor / Certified Two Handed Casting Instructor PS. Had a play with a 5-6 trout Spey last weekend that is another rod I would highly recommend

MH
09/19/2017
Murray H.
New Zealand

Epic DH13. 5/6 wt

I have been out for a cast with Epic 2h 5/6wt. Set as follows. Airflow Rage 425gr, 14' intermediate poly leader and 6' 8lb tippet lightly weighted Jason Pullan micro intruder all linked to an opst laser running line. Head to fly length 50' give or take. Started casting half the head slowly increasing to full head using single spey. I increased running line in 6' increments alternating between single spey, snapT and spiral spey casts. I would agree with Andy Cawthorn in saying the action is progressive with fast tip recovery through Change of direction casts. The rage head turned over effortless with tight laser strait loops out to 100' plus. The build quality of the rod can only be classed as magnificent. Carl McNeil and the team at swift have done them selves proud with a top quality rod.

SA
04/02/2017
Shaun A.
Australia

The stealth

I have been casting my new Epic 7/8 weight two hander for a few weeks and so far I have run. A mid-belly, skagit and scandi head with full sinking to intermediate tips, a ballistic launcher, and a Wulff super salmon Spey. I have found lines closer to the eight weight in grain scale work a little better. I would say the rod has a progressive action which was a surprise considering the number of ferrules. More pieces means more ferrules which often means stiffness but not here,with the tip of the rod loading nicely during the forward cast and when required plenty of flex left through the mid section when needed for long sink tips and heavier flies, its light weight which makes it's a great fishing tool and also it's easier to transport. It will be my weapon of choice on some up coming trips and casting days.

Shaun A. verified customer review of Epic DH13 Two Handed Spey RodShaun A. verified customer review of Epic DH13 Two Handed Spey Rod

Presenting the very finest two handed Spey rod available.

Each Epic two handed Spey rod is a custom tuned, advanced, lightweight, and highly responsive two handed fly rod.

3 Weights. One length. 6 Pieces.

After talking to expert Spey casters around the world a 13ft two hander was clearly the most versatile and useful length for most two handed casters. A standardized length across our range also makes line selection a comparatively easy task.

Weights:
Epic two handed blanks come in 3 different weights / power configurations:
5-6 Trout Spey
6-7 Large Trout & Steelhead
7-8 Salmon & large Steelhead

Recommended Grain Windows:
5-6 Trout Spey: 250-460 grains. 16-30 grams
6-7 Large Trout & Steelhead: 350-510 grains. 19.5 - 33 grams
7-8 Salmon & large Steelhead: 420-620 grains. 23 - 40 grams

Convenience.

Feedback from traveling anglers told us that conventional 4 piece rods were too long to travel with, we took that on board and produce all our two handers in a convenient 6 piece configuration. These big rods will easily fit in your luggage along side a single handed fly rod.

Our unique ground ferule system means actions are precise and indistinguishable from a standard 4 piece rod.

Studio Built. Handcrafted, One at a Time.
Each Epic Custom is handcrafted specifically for you from start to finish here in our studio workshop - no detail is overlooked.

When purchasing one of our carbon fibre rods you can be confident that you are investing in premium engineering, componentry and craftsmanship.

The Epic Action.
Epic C series would best be described as Medium Fast in action. Epic C Series are light without sacrificing strength.

Tough
Our use of 100% non woven fibre and Silica nano matrix technology makes for a very tough, lightweight and extremely responsive blank.

Better Components
Each hand crafted Epic carbon fibre fly rod boasts the very finest components available: 

  • Silica nano matrix fly rod blank with internally reenforced ferule system
  • Sure-Fit™ ferrule system. Makes section replacements simple
  • Helical wound core construction - light while giving superior strength
  • SnakeBelly™ finish with super hard gloss coat to protect your rod
  • Stunning Japanese Silk thread wraps
  • Finest quality Portuguese cork grip
  • Titanium stripper guides - Corrosion proof
  • Premium quality snake guides from Snake brand USA - Highly corrosion resistant 
  • Our original design flip top rod sock - just better
  • Katana Rod Tube
  • cleaning cloth

We believe there is no better fly rod made.


Buy with Confidence: The Epic Promise.

100% Satisfaction Guarantee and Epic Lifetime Warranty 

Worlds best fly rods

.

 

Got questions? - Drop us a line, we'd love to hear from you.

Action: Progressive. Medium fast
Length: 13ft all models
Weight: 200g - 206g depending on model (7oz to 7.2oz)
Fore grip length:  325mm (12.7 inches)
Rear grip length: 125mm (4.9 inches)

Weights:
Epic two handed blanks come in 3 different weights / power configurations:
5-6 Trout Spey
6-7 Large Trout & Steelhead
7-8 Salmon & large Steelhead

Recommended Grain Windows:
5-6 Trout Spey: 250-460 grains. 16-30 grams
6-7 Large Trout & Steelhead: 350-510 grains. 19.5 - 33 grams
7-8 Salmon & large Steelhead: 420-620 grains. 23 - 40 grams


Got questions? - Drop us a line, we'd love to hear from you.

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
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0
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CD
09/28/2017
Chris d.
New Zealand

Superb workmanship

Quite simply this is (now) the highest quality rod I own, even pipping my self-built Sage X 6wt on which I lavished the utmost care in finishing. From the superb blank and cork through to the wraps the care taken in this build is obvious, the skill of the builder second to none. A fine example of the rod building art.

NL
09/24/2017
Nick L.
New Zealand

Epic DH13 6pce 7130C a piece of art

Extremely nice to look at and very light for type of rod. The finish on all areas is top notch. Best cork seen on any rod full stop. Thanks for a top class product

Nick L. verified customer review of Epic DH13 Two Handed Spey Rod
BH
08/14/2017
Brian Henderson
Australia

I love casting this rod

Just a short note to let you know I have been using my DH13 7-8 Spey Rod now for over 12 months and I have certainly given it a workout (read Hiding). I have taught people that have never cast a Spey Rod, right up to Master Certified Casting Instructors preparing for their Two hand Certification. Several of those now own one and one has now purchased a 5-6 trout Spey as well !!!. I have fished Skagit lines with sink tips swinging flies for trout and on lakes casting Skandi and long belly lines. I regularly fish the rocks and beaches for a variety of salt water species so I have really tested it out. So what is my impression overall. Anyone that owns or has cast one of your rods knows the attention to detail and the quality of your rods they are beautiful. To me they have to be more than that, they are a tool of my trade so they have to perform. A rod has to cast smoothly and effortlessly all day, it has to handle a variety of lines leaders and flies. I have to be able to teach short casts to very long casts. It has to be tough and the 6 pieces makes it easy to travel with. Most importantly it has to be fun to fish. The Epic DH13 7-8 does all of the above with ease. From the first cast you FEEL the progressive action as the rod loads, but it is in the unload where the magic happens. The DH13 7-8 unloads quickly and recovers quickly but without the jarring feeling of some rods allowing you to make nice loops with very little tip bounce. I love casting this rod, I love fishing this rod and I love the smile on peoples faces when they cast it. Thanks Carl to you and the team for producing such an amazing rod. I highly recommend it… Brian Henderson. International Federation Of Fly Fisherman Master Casting Instructor / Certified Two Handed Casting Instructor PS. Had a play with a 5-6 trout Spey last weekend that is another rod I would highly recommend

MH
09/19/2017
Murray H.
New Zealand

Epic DH13. 5/6 wt

I have been out for a cast with Epic 2h 5/6wt. Set as follows. Airflow Rage 425gr, 14' intermediate poly leader and 6' 8lb tippet lightly weighted Jason Pullan micro intruder all linked to an opst laser running line. Head to fly length 50' give or take. Started casting half the head slowly increasing to full head using single spey. I increased running line in 6' increments alternating between single spey, snapT and spiral spey casts. I would agree with Andy Cawthorn in saying the action is progressive with fast tip recovery through Change of direction casts. The rage head turned over effortless with tight laser strait loops out to 100' plus. The build quality of the rod can only be classed as magnificent. Carl McNeil and the team at swift have done them selves proud with a top quality rod.

SA
04/02/2017
Shaun A.
Australia

The stealth

I have been casting my new Epic 7/8 weight two hander for a few weeks and so far I have run. A mid-belly, skagit and scandi head with full sinking to intermediate tips, a ballistic launcher, and a Wulff super salmon Spey. I have found lines closer to the eight weight in grain scale work a little better. I would say the rod has a progressive action which was a surprise considering the number of ferrules. More pieces means more ferrules which often means stiffness but not here,with the tip of the rod loading nicely during the forward cast and when required plenty of flex left through the mid section when needed for long sink tips and heavier flies, its light weight which makes it's a great fishing tool and also it's easier to transport. It will be my weapon of choice on some up coming trips and casting days.

Shaun A. verified customer review of Epic DH13 Two Handed Spey RodShaun A. verified customer review of Epic DH13 Two Handed Spey Rod