First time rod builder or seasoned professional, our Epic Ready to Wrap™ Fly Rod Building Kits make building a quality fly rod simple. Each fly rod kit contains all the components, glues, rod finish and instructions you’ll need to build your own unique custom Epic fly rod.
Combining the versatile Topo Mountain Pack with our hand crafted Packlight fly rod just makes sense. That's why we chose to team up with Topo Designs to dream up a package begging to hit your home water.
Hi, my name is Trevor Bourne from the UK, Underground rod builder and avid fly fisherman. This was one build I wish I never dreamt up! (but glad I did) Too many hours spent thinking about how to make it happen. Hair-loss from the worry. Long days in the shed making sawdust and long nights in the workshop putting it all together. Time well spent…
Finally got the water conditions right yesterday and took my newly completed 686 out for a test drive on my local steelhead river here in the mountains along the California/Oregon border. As you already know it performed impeccably. Gave it a real test by using weighted flies, split shot and an indicator.
Building a two handed rod is no mean feat - it's literally the equivalent of building two single hand rods - and then some. Building a truly great two hander is the realm of the master rod builder only.