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Reference 3wt 370 FastGlass Fly Rod Combo $844.99 $993.95
Epic® 370 Reference Series Fly Rod, Reel & Line Combo Our renowned Epic 370 fly rod, matched with our Backcountry Fly reel, spooled up with our Epic 3wt DT presentation fly line & quality gel spun backing ready to fish. Small creeks, small trout, big performance - the Epic 370. The 3 weight you don't have to babysit. Our Epic 370 is a subtle, lightweight yet very strong fly rod perfect for small trout, Cutties and Brook trout.  Utilizing the same industry-leading blank & high-quality components as our Studio Built ™ custom collection but without the customisation options, the 370  Reference takes it up another notch. Our 370 is a small, lightweight precision fly rod that boasts the same precise response, strength and quality that Epic rods are famous for.   Built using FastGlass® II - this is the 3 wt that really is one tough customer. Far stronger and robust than any Carbon Fibre (graphite) fly rod, the 370 allows you to fish very fine tippets and leaders yet have confidence in a rod that is tough and extremely robust. Experience the Epic® difference Industry-leading 476 FastGlass™ fly rod blank in translucent Amber Stunning FLOR grade cork grip Epic reel seat ensuring a lifetime of service Premium quality stripping guide Corrosion-proof black Ion-plated snake guides SureFit™ Ferrule System for immediate section replacement Stealthy and chip-resistant SnakeBelly ™ Finish Superior service and ongoing customer support Finished in matching translucent wraps Natural fiberglass rod tube and rod sock Finished in stunning classic translucent Olive with matching guide wraps Our SnakeBelly™ finish is scratch and chip resistant making for an extremely tough and durable fly rod that is less prone to stress fractures caused by collisions with weighted flies. In stock and ready to be delivered direct to your door   Recommended Line Weight: AFTMA #3 Length: 7'Pieces: 4Colour: Olive Got questions? - Drop us a line, we'd love to hear from you. Recommended line weight: AFTMA #3Length: 7'Pieces: 4 Total length: 2,265mmELN: 3Optimal Grain Window: 94 - 106 GrainsEffective Line Range: AFTMA 3Action: Progressive / Mid Flex / Medium  slowTaper: Medium slowBlank Weight: 44gButt Diameter: 9.20mm   These are the smoothest, most beautiful fly rods you’ll ever cast. Purposefully designed and exquisitely handcrafted using only the very best components available. Premium quality stripping guides exquisitely finished in translucent wraps, each wrap incredibly strong and stunningly beautiful.  Every grip is of premium FLOR grade Portuguese cork traced from the source; a more perfect grip you will not find anywhere. No aspect is overlooked, each fly rod as perfect as we can make it and of heirloom quality. You’ll be passing this fly rod on to your kids. Light in the hand and an absolute pleasure to cast; There is simply no better fly rod made - and your absolute delight is guaranteed. Built Epic ToughEpic glass rods are incredibly tough. Our S2 FastGlass II 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 or even regular S2 glass, tip sections are stronger and far less susceptible to breakages due to high-sticking and problematic rod angles when pulling against load.
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4wt fiberglass fly rod and fly reel combo Epic 476 fly rod, matched with our Backcountry Fly reel, spooled up with our Epic 4wt DT presentation fly line & quality gel spun backing ready to fish! 4wt fiberglass fly rod and fly reel combo Epic 476 fly rod, matched with our Backcountry Fly reel, spooled up with our Epic 4wt DT presentation fly line & quality gel spun backing ready to fish!
Reference 4wt 476 FastGlass Fly Rod Combo $844.99 $993.95
Epic Reference 476 - 4wt fiberglass fly rod, fly reel & fly line combo Our renowned Epic 476 fly rod, matched with our Backcountry Fly reel, spooled up with our Epic 4wt DT presentation fly line & quality gel spun backing ready to fish! Utilizing the same industry-leading blank & high-quality components as our Studio Built ™ custom collection but without the customisation options, the new 476  Reference takes it up another notch. Looking for a shorter fly rod to fish in tightly confined creeks but still want the backbone and pulling power of a larger rod? The 476 is the real deal. The 476 is a fast, lively, and extremely accurate fly rod perfect for small stream and spring creek fishing.  The 476 is a real pocket rocket. Our most fun casting rod (can we say that?), the 476 boxes well above its weight, easily horsing out fish in the 2 - 3 kg range (that's 3 to 6 lbs) Experience the Epic® difference Industry-leading 476 FastGlass™ fly rod blank in translucent Amber Stunning FLOR grade cork grip Hard anodised Epic reel seat ensuring a lifetime of service Premium quality stripping guide Corrosion-proof black Ion-plated snake guides SureFit™ Ferrule System for immediate section replacement Stealthy and chip-resistant SnakeBelly ™ Finish Superior service and ongoing customer support Finished in matching translucent wraps Natural fiberglass rod tube and rod sock Finished in stunning classic translucent Amber with matching guide wraps Our SnakeBelly™ finish is scratch and chip resistant making for an extremely tough and durable fly rod that is less prone to stress fractures caused by collisions with weighted flies. In stock and ready to be delivered directly to your door Recommended Line Weight: AFTMA #4  Length: 7'6"Pieces: 4 Got questions? - Drop us a line, we'd love to hear from you. Recommended line weight: AFTMA #4 Length: 7'6" Pieces: 4  Total length: 2,265mm ERN: (Unwrapped): 3.96 ELN: 4 Optimal Grain Window: 120 - 135 Grains Effective Line Range: AFTMA 4 / 5 Action: Progressive / Mid Flex / Medium  Taper: Medium / Fast  These are the smoothest, most beautiful fly rods you’ll ever cast. Purposefully designed and exquisitely handcrafted the 476 Reference is light in the hand and an absolute pleasure to cast;  your absolute delight is guaranteed. FastGlass II™All Epic "Glass" rods are produced from industry-leading 8-micron Unidirectional S-2 Glass. This next-generation fiber is specifically engineered for fly rod production and features 8-micron fibers developed and produced in the USA. These fibres are almost half the diameter of other unidirectional materials, resulting in tighter, more precise and stronger fly rods.  SnakeBelly™SnakeBelly™ delivers the toughest exterior finish possible. After production, blanks are first painted and then clear coated. This two-step process produces blanks that are incredibly scratch resistant and durable. SureFit Ferule™Break a tip? we've got you covered  This ferule system is so precise that breakages can be addressed by simply sending out the replacement part. Gone are the days of having to return a broken section. Built Epic ToughEpic glass rods are incredibly tough. Our S2 FastGlass II 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 or even regular S2 glass, tip sections are stronger and far less susceptible to breakages due to high-sticking and problematic rod angles when pulling against load.
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Epic Reference 4wt Packlight Fly Rod Combo $844.99 $993.95
Epic Reference 476 Packlight Backpacking 4wt fly rod, fly reel & fly line combo Our renowned Epic 476 Packlight fly rod, matched with our Backcountry Fly reel, spooled up with our Epic 4wt DT presentation fly line & quality gel spun backing ready to fish! Head for the hills, answer the call and pack in your favourite adventure stick. We've taken our amazing 476 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 The Epic™ 476 Packlight 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.  Experience the Epic® difference Industry-leading fly rod blank specifically chosen & high graded for your fly rod build Premium quality stripping guides (Titanium, or hard chrome depending on model) Stunning FLOR grade cork grip Alignment dots for easy assembly Personalised inscription  Laser engraved winding check proving authenticity & ownership  Exquisite Japanese silk thread wraps Hard anodised reel seat ensuring a lifetime of service Painstakingly handcrafted in our Wanaka workshop ensuring quality and durability Superior service and ongoing customer support  Proudly handcrafted to order for you in New Zealand Delivered direct to your door Recommended line weight: AFTMA #4 Length: 7'6" Pieces: 5  Total length: 2,265mm ERN: (Unwrapped): 3.96 ELN:4Optimal Grain Window: 120 - 135 Grains Effective Line Range: AFTMA 4 / 5 Action: Progressive / Mid Flex / Medium  Taper: Fast Rod Weight: 72g (2.54 ounces) These are the smoothest, most beautiful fly rods you’ll ever cast. Purposefully designed and exquisitely handcrafted using only the very best components available. Premium quality stripping guides exquisitely finished in translucent Japanese silk wraps, each wrap incredibly strong and stunningly beautiful. Every grip is of premium FLOR grade Portuguese cork traced from the source; a more perfect grip you will not find anywhere.Light in the hand and an absolute pleasure to cast; There is simply no better fly rod made - and your absolute delight is guaranteed. FastGlass II™All Epic "Glass" rods are produced from industry-leading 8 micron Unidirectional S-2 Glass. This next-generation fiber is specifically engineered for fly rod production and features 8 micron fibers developed and produced in the USA. These fibres are almost half the diameter of other unidirectional materials, resulting in tighter, more precise and stronger fly rods.  SnakeBelly™SnakeBelly™ delivers the toughest exterior finish possible. After production, blanks are first painted and then clear coated. This two-step process produces blanks that are incredibly scratch resistant and durable. SureFit Ferule™Break a tip? we've got you covered  This ferule system is so precise that breakages can be addressed by simply sending out the replacement part. Gone are the days of having to return a broken section. WorkmanshipThe level of craftsmanship on each Epic fly rod is unrivalled. You will not see a better-built fly rod anywhere, better components, better workmanship, and better attention to detail. Built Epic ToughEpic glass rods are incredibly tough. Our S2 FastGlass II 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 or even regular S2 glass, tip sections are stronger and far less susceptible to breakages due to high-sticking and problematic rod angles when pulling against load. Delivered direct to your door Got questions? - Drop us a line, we'd love to hear from you.

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370 FastGlass Fly Rod Blank from $179.99 $299.99
The only 3 weight fly rod you'll ever need. The 3 weight you don't have to baby-sit. Our Epic 370 is a subtle, lightweight yet very strong fly rod blank perfect for small trout, cutties and Brook Trout. Built using FastGlass™ this is the 3 wt that really is one tough customer. Far stronger and robust than any Carbon Fibre (graphite) fly rod, the 370 allows you to fish very fine tippets and leaders yet have confidence in a rod that is tough and extremely robust. Our Epic™ 370 is crafted from Unidirectional S2 Glass, this material is stronger & lighter than e-glass or standard s-glass. Recommended Line Weight: AFTMA #3 Length: 7'Pieces: 4Colour: Oilve FastGlass II™All Epic "Glass" rods are produced from industry leading 8 micron Unidirectional S-2 Glass. This next generation fiber is specifically engineered for fly rod production and features 8 micron fibers developed and produced in the USA. These fibres are almost half the diameter of other unidirectional materials, resulting in tighter, more precise and stronger fly rods.  SnakeBelly™SnakeBelly™ delivers the toughest exterior finish possible. After production, blanks are first painted and then clear coated. This two step process produces blanks that are incredibly scratch resistant and durable. SureFit Ferule™Break a tip? we've got you covered  This ferule system is so precise that breakages can be addressed by simply sending out the replacement part. Gone are the days of having to return a broken section. Built Epic ToughEpic glass rods are incredibly tough. Our S2 FastGlass II 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 or even regular S2 glass, tip sections are stronger and far less susceptible to breakages due to high-sticking and problematic rod angles when pulling against load. Recommended line weight: AFTMA #3 Length: 7' Pieces: 4 Total length: 2,265mm ERN: (Unwrapped): 3 ELN: 3Optimal Grain Window: 95 - 120 Grains Effective Line Range: AFTMA 3Action: Progressive / Mid Flex / Medium slow Taper: Medium Blank Weight: 39g Butt Diameter: 9.23mm (Aprox) Got questions? - Drop us a line, we'd love to hear from you.
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4wt Fiberglass Fly Rod Blank Epic 476 FastGlass Fly Rod Blank 4wt Fiberglass Fly Rod Blank Epic 476 FastGlass Fly Rod Blank
476 FastGlass Fly Rod Blank from $179.99 $299.99
Clever as a cartload of monkeys The best 4wt Fiberglass fly rod blank money can buy - Now in FastGlass II™ Looking for a shorter top quality fiberglass fly rod 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 is a powerful, light, lively and extremely accurate fly rod blank. Our most fun casting rod (can we say that?), 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. FastGlass II™The Epic™ 476 is produced from industry leading Zentron 8 micron Unidirectional S-2 Glass. This next generation fiber is specifically engineered for fly rod production and features 8 micron fibers developed and produced in the USA. These fibres are almost half the diameter of other unidirectional materials, resulting in a tighter, more precise and stronger material.  SnakeBelly™Not sanded and not unsanded. Our SnakeBelly™ finish is produced by a unique radial production process. SnakeBelly™ delivers the toughest exterior finish possible. After production, blanks are first painted and then clear coated. This two step process produces blanks that are incredibly scratch resistant and very durable. Sure Fit Ferule™This ferule system is so precise that parts interchange between models. Gone are the days of having to return a broken section to the manufacturer or outlet where you purchased from. Breakages can be addressed by simply sending out the replacement part. Recommended Line Weight: AFTMA #4 Length: 7'6"Pieces: 4Material: FastGlass II™ 8 micron Zentron™Finish: SnakeBelly™  Specifications Recommended line weight: AFTMA #4 Length: 7'6" Pieces:  4Total length: 2,265mm ERN: (Unwrapped): 3.96 ELN: 4 Optimal Grain Window: 120 - 135 Grains Effective Line Range: AFTMA 4 / 5 Action: Progressive / Mid Flex / Medium  Taper: Fast Blank Weight: 49g Butt Diameter: 9.6mm (Aprox) Got questions? - Drop us a line, we'd love to hear from you.
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multi piece fly rod 5 piece Epic Packlight Backpacking fly rod 5 piece Epic Packlight
Packlight 476 Fly Rod Blank from $179.99 $299.99
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 Colour: SalsaRecommended Line Weight: AFTMA #4 Length: 7'6"Pieces: 5 FastGlass II™All Epic "Glass" rods are produced from industry leading 8 micron Unidirectional S-2 Glass. This next generation fiber is specifically engineered for fly rod production and features 8 micron fibers developed and produced in the USA. These fibres are almost half the diameter of other unidirectional materials, resulting in tighter, more precise and stronger fly rods.  SnakeBelly™SnakeBelly™ delivers the toughest exterior finish possible. After production, blanks are first painted and then clear coated. This two step process produces blanks that are incredibly scratch resistant and durable. SureFit Ferule™Break a tip? we've got you covered  This ferule system is so precise that breakages can be addressed by simply sending out the replacement part. Gone are the days of having to return a broken section. Built Epic ToughEpic glass rods are incredibly tough. Our S2 FastGlass II 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 or even regular S2 glass, tip sections are stronger and far less susceptible to breakages due to high-sticking and problematic rod angles when pulling against load. Recommended line weight: AFTMA #4 Length: 7'6" Pieces:  5Total length: 2,265mm ERN: (Unwrapped): 3.96 ELN: 4 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) Got questions? - Drop us a line, we'd love to hear from you.
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