888 FastGlass® Fly Rod Building Kit - The Swift Fly Fishing Company - Epic Fly Rods


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8wt Combo - 888 FastGlass® Fly Rod Building Kit + Fly Reel

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  • Product Details

    8wt Killer Combo 

    The kit, the reel and the line - all spooled up and ready to fish!

    1. 888 FastGlass® Fly Rod Building Kit
    2. Epic Backcountry Fly Reel 7/8 in frosted silver

    888 fly rod building kit + 7/8 Backcountry fly reel *does not include fly line

    The mighty 888 was designed specifically for chasing Big Bonefish but is just at home wrangling large freshwater species too. Given there’s not a flat where the wind doesn’t blow we’ve given the 888 an extra powerful butt section, strong tip and fast recovery rate to help punch a line out into those skinny water breezes.

    The Epic 888 has gained cult status with Redfish, Pike, Musky and Golden Dorado anglers worldwide. If you're chasing big toothy courtiers - this is the weapon of choice.

    Regarded by industry pro's and glass aficionados worldwide as the best glass 8wt made, the Epic 888 presents beautifully but packs a badass attitude. Perfect for tossing big flies, swinging streamers and saltwater work. 

    The 888 is as strong as an ox, super smooth and extremely versatile.

    Each Kit contains:
    • Epic Backcountry fly reel in satin silver
    • Genuine Epic branded uplocking reel seat with matching glass insert
    • Genuine Epic fly rod blank 
    • High-quality fiberglass rod tube + Premium hand sewn rod sock
    • Premium AAA cork grip + Epic reel seat
    • Snake guide set + High-quality stripper guide
    • Glue kit (preloaded syringes, grip & tip epoxy, brushes, mixing cups & full instructions)
    • China-graph marking pencil + Rod stands
    • Comprehensive 50-page build book with step by step instructions
    • Stickers / Decals
    • *Japanese Silk threads. Each kit includes natural 212 silk (we include instructions on how to use this to make perfectly clear ghost wraps) and black thread for trims. These default threads can be substituted for other stock colours on request. View Stock Thread Colours
    Recommended grain window at 30ft: 202 - 218 GRAINS. 13 - 14 GRAMS
    Recommended AFFTA line weight:

    Length: 8' 8"
    Pieces: 4

  • Specifications

    Recommended grain window at 30ft: 202 - 218 GRAINS. 13 - 14 GRAMS
    Recommended AFFTA line weight:
    Length: 8' 8"
    Pieces: 4
    Action: Progressive / Fast
    Taper: Fast 
    Butt Diameter: 12.26mm
    Tip Diameter: 2.12mm
    Blank Weight: 89 gm - 3.1oz 

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