8wt - 888 FastGlass® Fly Rod Building Kit

Sale price$499.95
Reel Seat: Black Carbon Fiber

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"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 8wt - 888 FastGlass® Fly Rod Building Kit in action

Epic fly rods surefit

SureFit™ Ferrule

Fast section replacement in case of breakage

Epic fly rods snake belly fly rod finish

SnakeBelly™

Delivers the toughest exterior finish possible

fly fishing fly rod guides

Premium Guides

TiCH (Titanium Chrome) hardwearing guides

premium cork grips on our fly rods

Flor Grade Cork

The best cork in the business

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.

The 888 Ready to Wrap Fly Rod Kit.

The very best components available, all designed to fit together seamlessly. No Reaming, No Drilling, No Sanding - All Epic.

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 world wide. If you're chasing big toothy courtiers - this is the weapon of choice.

Regarded by industry pro's and glass aficionados world wide as the best glass 8wt made, the Epic 888 presents beautifully but packs a bad ass 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:
  • 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. 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:
 #8

Length: 8' 8"
Pieces: 4

8wt - 888 FastGlass® Fly Rod Building Kit

Specifications

Do you sweat the details? Yep, us too! In fact, it's a prerequisite when building the greatest fly rods in the world.

Recommended line

8wt

Length

8'8"

Weight

156g

Pieces

4

Material

FastGlass - Modern S3 Glass Fiber

Fly rod action

How does this fly rod perform? Naturally, we have taken the time to assess and record the unique characteristics of the 8wt - 888 FastGlass® Fly Rod Building Kit. 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 8wt - 888 FastGlass® Fly Rod Building Kit. No guesswork or internet sleuthing required!

FAQ

Our customer support is available Monday to Friday: 8am-8:30pm.
Epic handcrafted fly rods the spirit of craftsmanship

Built Epic tough

Built to last.

Built to last a lifetime using only the very finest components money can buy.

Bullet proof hard anodised reel seats, premium titanium guides, flawless wraps, alignment dots and the best cork in the business - no detail is overlooked.

Each fly rod is backed by our industry-leading support. 

You'll be passing this Epic onto your kids.

Epic fly rods tough snakebelly exterior finish

SnakeBelly™

Our distinctive SnakeBelly™ exterior finish delivers the toughest exterior finish possible. This two step process produces blanks that are incredibly scratch resistant and durable.

Our fly rods are designed to give you many years of quality service and still look great after years on the water.

These fly rods are not only incredibly tough and durable they look absolutely stunning.

Epic fly rods surfeit ferrule system for fly fishing rods

Surefit™ ferrule

Break a tip? We've got you covered.

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.

A high strength internal ferrule is placed at each join to provide superior crush and split resistance.

5 star service

Great service never goes out of style, and we believe that a great fly rod company is as much about outstanding customer service and support as it is about making great fly rods.

We believe the very best investment we can make in customer service is to make the very best, most durable products possible.

And should have any issues; Yes, we actually fix and repair our fly rods - you know, the old fashioned way.

Our Surefit ferrule system is designed to support you immediately should you have breakage and get you back out on the water fishing again ASAP.

Just read our reviews.

Extraordinary fly rods

Extra care, extra effort, extra attention to detail.

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little bit extra.

Our goal is that you will be passing your Epic onto your kids.

Built Epic tough

Built to last.

Built to last a lifetime using only the very finest components money can buy.

Bullet proof hard anodised reel seats, premium titanium guides, flawless wraps, alignment dots and the best cork in the business - no detail is overlooked.

Each fly rod is backed by our industry-leading support. 

You'll be passing this Epic onto your kids.

SnakeBelly™

Our distinctive SnakeBelly™ exterior finish delivers the toughest exterior finish possible. This two step process produces blanks that are incredibly scratch resistant and durable.

Our fly rods are designed to give you many years of quality service and still look great after years on the water.

These fly rods are not only incredibly tough and durable they look absolutely stunning.

Surefit™ ferrule

Break a tip? We've got you covered.

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.

A high strength internal ferrule is placed at each join to provide superior crush and split resistance.

5 star service

Great service never goes out of style, and we believe that a great fly rod company is as much about outstanding customer service and support as it is about making great fly rods.

We believe the very best investment we can make in customer service is to make the very best, most durable products possible.

And should have any issues; Yes, we actually fix and repair our fly rods - you know, the old fashioned way.

Our Surefit ferrule system is designed to support you immediately should you have breakage and get you back out on the water fishing again ASAP.

Just read our reviews.

Extraordinary fly rods

Extra care, extra effort, extra attention to detail.

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little bit extra.

Our goal is that you will be passing your Epic onto your kids.

Epic handcrafted fly rods the spirit of craftsmanshipEpic fly rods tough snakebelly exterior finishEpic fly rods surfeit ferrule system for fly fishing rods

A Better Fly Rod or Your Money Back

Fish your Epic fly rod for 30 days. If you don't think it's the best fly rod you've ever owned, we'll give you a full refund.

"I know that you’ll feel and appreciate the Epic difference.
You’ll be making better casts, tighter loops, better presentations, and ultimately catching more fish.
If any of our gear does not meet your expectation we’ll give you a full refund."

Carl McNeil 
Master Fly Casting Instructor - Founder - Epic Fly Rods

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Robert - USA

Super Impressed!

I just recently received my 8wt fast glass rod and reel combo. The ordering process, shipment communication, build quality, and packaging care have been first class. I can’t wait to get out and try this new rig on the water. Thanks for your commitment to excellence.

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Richard - USA

A Real Performer

Nice feeling rod took it to NZ in January and it performed really well. When I needed soft presentations it was perfect but still handled everything else. It was great to be able to pack it down and put it in my back pack for those long walk ins.

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Chris - Montana

Mind Blown

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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