Epic Reference 5 Weight Fiberglass Fly Rod - the Epic 580 FastGlass by Swift
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  • The Epic Reference 5wt 580 FastGlass Fly Rod

    *Available for pre-order now. Shipping late October. 

    Secure your Reference 580 now. Pre-orders enjoy a special pre-release price. Limited stock available.


    Smoother than Barry White.

    Utilizing the same industry-leading blank & high-quality components as our Studio Built  custom collection but without the customisation options, the new 580  Reference takes it up another notch.

    The 580 is super versatile and super smooth. Our personal favourite, the 580 presents with grace but has the strength and lifting power of a big five.  

    The Epic 580 is an extremely smooth and versatile fly rod and the perfect choice for dry fly fishing. 

    Our Epic™ 580 is crafted from Unidirectional S2 Glass, this material is stiffer and stronger than e-glass or standard s-glass.  

    Experience the Epic® difference

    • Industry-leading FastGlass™ fly rod blank
    • Stunning FLOR grade cork grip
    • Hard anodised Epic reel seat ensuring a lifetime of service
    • Premium quality stripping guide
    • Corrosion proof 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

      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. 

      In Stock and ready to be delivered direct to your door.

      Recommended line weight: AFTMA #5 

      Length: 8'
      Pieces: 4
      Weight: 115 grams (4 ounces)

      Got questions? - Drop us a line, we'd love to hear from you.

    • Recommended line weight: AFTMA #5
      Length: 8' 
      Pieces: 4  
      Weight: 115 grams (4 ounces)

      Total length: 2,438mm 
      ERN: (Unwrapped): 4.8
      ELN: 5
      Optimal Grain Window: 130 - 155 Grains 
      Action: Progressive / Mid Flex / Medium  
      Taper: Fast 
      Rod Weight: 112g 
      Butt Diameter: 10.28mm

      5 Weight Fiberglass Fly Rod - Epic 580 FastGlass fiberglass Fly Rod tailor made by the Swift Fly Fishing Company
      5 Weight Fiberglass Fly Rod - Epic 580 FastGlass fiberglass Fly Rod tailor made by the Swift Fly Fishing Company
      Epic Fiberglass Fly Rod Blank

      Got questions? - Drop us a line, we'd love to hear from you.

    • These are the smoothest, most beautiful fly rods you’ll ever cast. 

      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;  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™ 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 Tough
      Epic 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
      Once ordered it usually takes around two 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.

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