Reference 8wt 890C Carbon Fiber Fly Rod

Sale price$1,095.00
Reel Seat Finish: Silver

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Fast section replacement in case of breakage

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TiCH (Titanium Chrome) hardwearing guides

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Flor Grade Cork

The best cork in the business

Advanced, High-Performance Fly

Studio Built™ Custom - Our premium fly rod offering. The pinnacle of craftsmanship and performance.

The Epic 890C is a custom-tuned, advanced, tough, and highly responsive fly rod. A premium quality carbon fibre (graphite) fly rod that is light, silky smooth and incredibly tough.

Pinpoint accuracy and low swing weight make this eight a dream casting machine.

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)
  • SureFit™ Ferrule System for immediate section replacement
  • Stealthy and chip resistant SnakeBelly™ Finish
  • 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
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.

Recommended line weight: AFTMA #8
Length: 9'
Pieces: 4

We believe there is no better fly rod made.

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

Reference 8wt 890C Carbon Fiber Fly Rod


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SnakeBelly™ Gloss Finish







Fly rod action

How does this fly rod perform? Naturally, we have taken the time to assess and record the unique characteristics of the Reference 8wt 890C Carbon Fiber Fly Rod. No guesswork or internet sleuthing required!

Fly rod action

How does this fly rod perform? Naturally, we have taken the time to assess and record the unique characteristics of the Reference 8wt 890C Carbon Fiber Fly Rod. No guesswork or internet sleuthing required!

Epic fly rods the worlds best fly rods

Break a tip? We've got you covered.

SureFit Ferrule

Gone are the days of having to return a broken section and waiting weeks for a return. Our Surefit™ ferrule system is so precise that breakages can be addressed by simply sending out a replacement part - same day.


"Exceeded all expectations"

"Exceeded all expectations in every way" Bob Mallard. Author, Writer, Reviewer. USA

"Life Changing"

"This fly rod is a magnificent achievement, I sing it's praises to every serious fly rodder I know"
Macauley Lord. IFFF Master Casting Instructor. Author.

"The quintessential fly rod"

"The quintessential example of what a fly rod should be"
Ian Cole. Guide. Casting Instructor. New Zealand.

The Reference 8wt 890C Carbon Fiber Fly Rod in action


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I am mind blown. Not only is the rod amazing, but after I had an issue with a damaged section of my brand new rod, I contacted Epic and was treated like a real person who was jist trying to get back on the water. Within jist a few days they responded, resolved and mailed my my replacement parts. That kind of respect and customer service is second to none and I will gladly purchase from them again.

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