Epic custom rods now available!

posted Oct 1, 2014, 7:54 PM by Bob H   [ updated Apr 16, 2018, 7:45 PM ]
There is a wonderful company located in New Zealand (the home of "Big" trout) that is making some very nice blanks now. The brand is "EPIC." 

Epic is owned by the SWIFT fly fishing company.   These rods are truly rods built to catch fish.  EPIC graphite rods (called carbon fibre down under) are lighter than the newest SAGE blanks and are simply a delight to fish.  These graphite rods are available in 5 and 6 weights and are 9' four piece models.  I would classify them as being a hair faster than medium-fast but not quite as fast as the new SAGE X.  We have one 5 weight available for sale at this time.  It is quite reasonably priced at only $777 plus shipping. This rod has SNAKE BRAND guides and a SNAKE BRAND Buckeye Burl uplocking reel seat.  The wraps are scarlet with gold and black highlight wraps.  It also has our finest cork handle in our own half wells design.

EPIC also makes wonderful "FAST GLASS" fiberglass rods.  These blanks are great! Many fly casters that test rods at our shop end up favoring these fiberglass rods over the SAGE, LOOP, and other graphite rods when tested side by side.  The owner of our shop carries a 4 weight fiberglass 5-piece EPIC rod when he travels on his motorcycle.  The rod fits in a 21" case and packs easily in his saddlebag.
A rod like this also sells for $777 plus shipping. 

EPIC fiberglass trout rods are available in 3 through 6 weight.  These rods are very strong and we cannot imagine them ever breaking on a fish.


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