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5wt - 580 FastGlass® Fly Rod Building Kit

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  • Product Details

    Epic 580 Ready to Wrap Fly Rod Building Kit

    Smoother than Barry White.

    The 580 is super versatile, super smooth and just slick as all hell. Our personal favourite, the 580 presents like a 4 but has the strength and lifting power of a big six.  Divorce your lifeless graphite 6 & hook up with an Epic 580, you'll be glad you did. 

    Our Epic Ready to Wrap Rod Kit makes life easy - we’ve done much of the hard work for you. The kit contains all the components, glues, rod finish and comprehensive instructions you’ll need to build your own unique custom fly rod.

    Recommended line weight: #5 

    Length: 8'
    Pieces: 4

    Kit Contents:

    • Genuine Epic branded uplocking reel seat with color matched fiberglass insert
    • Genuine Epic fly rod blank + Matching reel seat insert
    • 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.

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

  • Specifications

    Recommended line weight: AFTMA #5
    Length: 8' 
    Pieces: 4
    Total length: 2,438mm 
    Effective Line Range: AFTMA 4/ 5 / 6 
    Action:Progressive / Mid Flex / Medium  
    Taper: Fast
    Blank Weight: 54g

    Epic Fiberglass Fly Rod Blank
    Epic 580 s2 Fiberglass Fly Rod Blank
    Epic Fiberglass Fly Rod Blank
  • Why You'll love it


    Each Epic Ready To Wrap Kit contains everything you need to make a great fly rod. The very best fly rod building components available, all designed to fit together seamlessly. No Reaming, No Drilling, No Sanding - all Epic.

    No reaming, no drilling, no sanding. Too Easy.
    Building a great custom fly rod is no mean feat, selecting the correct matching components can be an intimidating exercise alone. Then there’s those wraps, the cork and glue...

    Our Epic Ready to Wrap Rod Kit makes life easy - we’ve done much of the hard work for you. The kit contains all the components, glues, rod finish and instructions you’ll need to build your own unique custom Epic fly rod.

    The components in our Epic Ready to Wrap Rod Kit have all been specifically designed to work together. Each cork grip is ported to receive our Epic reel seats perfectly. Easily assembled step by step. 

    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 micronfibers 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.

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Lawrence D.
United States United States

5wt 580 Fast Glass

A few weeks ago, I received an Epic 5wt 580 Fast Glass kit as a birthday gift from my wife and so far, I couldn't be more pleased with it! The quality of the blank, cork, guides and reel seat are all outstanding. Plus, the organization of the kit, building items and manual are terrific. I started building the rod about 10 days ago and after after taking my time to fully enjoy the process, I am nearly finished with the rod. I still need to apply the finish coat of epoxy to the guides and install the tiptop. The first epoxy coat to the guide silk was diluted with denatured alcohol as specified in the manual applied using tips found in the online build videos resulting in completely transparent and nearly flawless guides! I'm excited to complete the rod and get it out for some casting soon to be followed by fishing! I can't say enough good things about the product and the Customer service - both have been outstanding! I doubt this will be my last Epic rod build! Thanks for the excellent product and the incredible support!

Logan B.
New Zealand New Zealand

Amazing flyrod

This kit has been an absolute pleasure to build and I'm loving the whole process. Can't wait to finish it and catch some trout.

Matt W.
New Zealand New Zealand

580 Fastglass- a great birthday present!

I’ve just celebrated a significant birthday and my family gave me the 580 Fastglass kit. I will start building it today - it looks great! I am really impressed by the quality of all “ingredients” and how comprehensive the information provided is. Thanks so much, I can’t wait to test the rod on the river! Regards Matt

Canada Canada

The Great Anticipated Rod

Hi everyone, this beauty has yet to be built as I am waiting for a friend to send his rod turner from the West Coast. I can’t put into words how excited I am to get into this build, but unfortunately I am waiting and reading the build guide over and over.

Shaun B.
New Zealand New Zealand

First build.

Amazing quality, the build is going well thanks to the great instructions included. Rod, seat and handle oozes class and quality. Wrapping is actually easier than I expected and the epoxy levels so well using the optional epic rod turner. Couldn't be happier!

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