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580 FastGlass Fly Rod Blank

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  • Product Details

    Smoother than Barry White.

    The 580 is super versatile, super smooth and just slick as all hell. Our personal favourite, the Epic 580 is the perfect dry fly rod.

    Our Epic™ 580 is crafted from Unidirectional S2 Glass, this material is stiffer and stronger than e-glass or standard s-glass. The 580 is a super smooth and extremely versatile fly rod blank.

    Recommended line weight: AFTMA #5 

    Length: 8'
    Pieces: 4

    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.

    Recommended line weight: AFTMA #5 

    Length: 8'
    Pieces: 4

  • Specifications

    Recommended line weightAFTMA #5
    Length: 8' 
    Pieces: 4
    Total length: 2,438mm 
    ERN: (Unwrapped): 5.5
    ELN: 5
    Action:Progressive / Mid Flex / Medium  
    Taper: Fast 
    Blank Weight: 55g 

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


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James T.
United States United States
Excellent Blank and very nice 5wt rod.

bought the 580 blank and wanted to wait to review it until i had a chance to cast it as a finished project. the blank was delivered faster than i could get all the parts i needed to finish it and the blank its self is excellent. straight, even and beautiful green color that sparkles a little. i love glass and i think it was the bright colors that kind of kept me from getting an Epic until now. Fast Glass was also a bit of a concern but after casting this afternoon im impressed. it is a solid glass rod. smooth, progressive action that bends the top 2/3rds of the rod and for me it is a spot on 5wt that doesn’t seem to be “line picky”. i strung up various lines and it cast them all with slight adjustments to my rhythm. it also cast a 6wt ok out to 35-40’ but i could feel some bending in the handle after that distance and i felt the bottom end power was lost a bit but that 5wt out to 60’ felt great and very accurate. the recovery was good also and i could make some very tight loops when i wanted to. won’t get to put it on water until the ice melts in NOCO and i am really looking forward to that. ill probably get a 6wt some time soon. Being called Fast Glass I was kind of expecting that the 5 was really going to be a 6wt, its not. so in hind sight, i would love to have a 4wt and a 6wt to cover my local streams but the 5 is nice and i am sure it will be great fun with moderate nymph rigs and even more fun with emergers and dry flies. nice glass rod.

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Daniel P.
United States United States
580 Fast Glass

Bought the blank. Can chuck junk and lay out the #18 caddis with same rod!

Michał Z.
Best Glass Rods

Epic FastGlass rods are the best which I ever had a chance to use. I will never change them for any other glass rods.

Remi A.
Epic 580 Fastglass

The best glass blank ever! Smooth as butter but stilk have allot of power

United States
Amazing piece of art

This blank is so amazing I now have to replace all my rods with an epic. This rod is so beautiful I took down my family portraits and hung this rod in its place whenever it's not being fished. It is now my go-to rod.