High-Performance Fly. The Ultimate 5 weight Fly Rod.
Studio Built™ Custom - Our premium fly rod offering. The pinnacle of craftsmanship and performance.
Your unfair advantage. The Epic® 590G is a 5 weight custom-tuned, light, and highly responsive fly rod designed for technical dry fly, emerger and nymph fishing for trout of all sizes.
Dry Fly presentations pinpoint casts and Lazer loops the 590G is the perfect 5wt technical casting rod.
Surprisingly light, tight and super stealthy in our low sheen matt finish, they won't see you coming. 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® 590G is a light and highly responsive fly rod designed specifically for precise dry fly and nymph presentations.
Exquisitely presented and built to last using our flawless FLOR grade cork grips, a rust-proof Fuji titanium 'Tangle Free' stripping guide, industry-leading smooth casting blank and the worlds most beautiful and functional patentedEpic® Tri reel seat. All topped off with translucent smoke grey wraps and subtle red accents.
Super stealthy in our non-reflective satin SnakeBelly™ finish, the 590G utilises industry-leading Graphene nano resins to help create a lighter, stronger more responsive carbon fiber (graphite) fly rod.
Exquisitely handcrafted to order and delivered directly to your door.
Experience the Epic® difference
Industry-leading fly rod blank specifically chosen & high graded for your fly rod build
Fuji titanium "tangle-free" stripping guide
SureFit™ Ferrule System for immediate section replacement
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 your door. We'll email you with tracking info as your rod leaves our studio workshop.
SureFit™ ferrule system - immediate section replacement
Flor Grade Premium Cork grip
The smooth operator. Incredibly smooth loading and unloading the 590G will help shape some of the nicest loops you've ever cast.
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 G series would best be described as Medium Fast in action. Epic G 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.
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.
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.
Better Components Each handcrafted Epic carbon fibre fly rod boasts the very finest components available:
My 590C is a delight to cast. Workmanship is as good as it gets. Besides the joy of casting and fishing to 590C, it has been an absolute pleasure being involved with Epic’s customer service and all the cool things they do.
I have used this rod many days over the past two years. It casts nicely with amazing distance.
It mends well. I mostly throw a dry fly but have nymped with it many times.
Several anglers have asked to cast it as it throws line farther than any other.
I bought the 590 C completely blind.
I was after a rod with a slightly through action but not to much. I also wanted supreme lightness with high power through the torque curve.
It needed also to be tough and resilient to the odd over powered punch and unexpected scrapes and knocks which I encounter dozens of times every trip.
The rod also needed to lay line at short to medium range exactly where the line of the rod fell and a superb feel when fish were on the end. Not much to ask then?
Well this rod did all of the above attributes and more and when they come together they are more than the sum of their parts.
Basically it’s friggin superb but unfortunately for you, you will never know……. Or will you?
I’ve been waiting to write this review until I had put the 590C through it’s paces. For the last four months, I’ve used this rod in just about every trout fishing scenario you can imagine. Delicate dry fly presentations, dry-dropper rigs, streamers, etc.
I can definitively tell you that the 590C has done everything I have asked it to do well, and it has become my go to trout rod. It protects tippets incredibly well, while at the same time having enough “guts” to toss a triple fly rig in a strong wind. I have owned a lot of great fly rods over the years, and my 590C is the best 5 weight I have ever fished.