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Packlight 476 Fly Rod Blank

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  • Product Details

    Packlight - the super versatile 5 piece glass travel blank.

    Head for the hills, answer the call and pack in your favorite adventure stick.

    We've taken our amazing 476 blank and reconfigured it as a 5 piece travel rod, now small and compact enough to easily slip down the side of a backpack or rucksack.

    • Incredibly light. A mere 46 grams (1.62 ounces)

    • Incredibly convenient. Only 495 mm long (19.5 inches)

    • Incredibly tough. Made from fully unidirectional S2 Fastglass

    Colour: Salsa
    Recommended Line Weight: AFTMA #4 
    Length: 7'6"
    Pieces: 5

    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
    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.

  • Specifications

    Recommended line weightAFTMA #4 
    Length: 7'6" 
    Pieces:  5
    Total length: 2,265mm 
    ERN: (Unwrapped): 3.96 
    ELN:
    Optimal Grain Window: 120 - 135 Grains 
    Effective Line Range: AFTMA 4 / 5 
    Action:Progressive / Mid Flex / Medium  
    Taper: Fast 
    Blank Weight: 46g 
    Butt Diameter: 9.6mm (Aprox)


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

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10/21/2019
ALDO O.
Italy Italy
Packlight 476 Fly Rod Blank

I had previously build another Epic 7'6" glass (now in the hands of a friend - love at first sight!) This new blank is beautifully finished and waits a custom made reel seat & cork by my friend Mauro. The rod will be finished in time for the opening in our lakes in the Alps (May or June 2020, depending the entity of this winter snowpack). The rod fits perfectly in a backpack, and now i must deliberate the colour of the fittings. I will show you the rod as soon i'll completed it.

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01/26/2019
Tim H.
United States
5pc 7 1/2’ 4wt glass

Rod has been very nice it was my second Rod blank, it seems to cast to a dry fly very nice, which is the reason why I bought the rod blank, it’s going to be a very nice small stream rod.

The Swift Fly Fishing Company Packlight 476 Fly Rod Blank Review
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08/03/2018
Sam
None better

I use many blanks from many suppliers but always keep coming back to Carl and his Epics there are more better. Thanks guys!

WP
08/03/2018
Walter P.
No crap

Always astounded by the amount of fly rod builders buying crap blanks in order to get a cheaper rod and a better mark-up. RTHers no substitute for quality and the Epics tho it every time

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08/01/2018
Nikolai
Superb quality

Quality - thats what you get from these guys. Yo want shit - go someplace else like China