Studio Built™ Custom - Our premium fly rod offering. The pinnacle of craftsmanship and performance.
Light, tight and super stealthy. You'll be amazed at how light and accurate this fly rod is, helping you form some of the smoothest loops you've ever experienced. The Epic® 480G is a 4 weight custom-tuned, light, and highly responsive fly rod designed for technical dry fly, emerger and nymph fishing for smaller trout, natives and Brookies. Exquisitely handcrafted to order and delivered directly to your door.
Graphene Super stealthy in our non-reflective satin SnakeBelly™ finish, the 480G utilises industry-leading Graphene nano resins to help create a lighter, stronger more responsive 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)
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 Once ordered it usually takes around four weeks to build your new fly rod, then we deliver priority tracked and insured courier direct to you door. We'll email you with tracking info as your rod leaves our studio workshop.
Our SnakeBelly™ Satin 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.
Finished in smoke grey translucent wraps with contrasting red trims.
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 beautifully.
Every grip is of premium FLOR grade Portuguese cork traced from source; a more perfect grip you will not find anywhere.
Each Studio Built Fly Rod is skilfully handcrafted for you our customer when you order it, no two are exactly alike.
Each fly rod is individually hand-crafted, balanced, inspected and tested here in our Wanaka workshop by one of our master rod builders. 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.
Delivered direct to your door We've cut out the middle man meaning you get more fly rod for you money
I bought this as a dry fly rod for my local river, and all I can say is that I feel like a ninja with this thing in my hand. It so light and deadly accurate at a range of distances. It has done everything I have asked of it from tiny dries to large hoppers.
I can't emphasize enough how fun it is to cast. I feel like the rod is doing all the work, and I am just along for the ride. Plus, it nice to look at. The matte finish is just plain cool.
If you are looking for a dedicated dry fly rod, then I would seriously consider this one.
This is what I've come to expect. This is my second Epic, previously having purchased the 590 carbon fiber fly rod. They are are always very good, but Im particularly impressed with the new Graphene blank, extremely light, very resposive and tracks perfectly. Well done again Epic
Casting (and fishing) is so satisfying - it is without a doubt the smoothest and lightest fly rod I have ever cast. Stunning loops, super tracking and no tip rebound and great for tight rollcasting. This will be my Montana go-to this summer and did I say light! my goodness yes!