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10wt - Bandit FastGlass® Fly Rod Building Kit

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  • Product Details

    Trouble, meet El Bandido! 10wt - Bandit FastGlass® Fly Rod Building Kit

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

    At 8' for a 10# the Epic Bandit is a specialist tactical fly rod blank, the Bandit makes short work of large species in confined situations and is great for Kayak fishing. The rod of choice for US and European anglers fishing for Pike, Bass, Snook, Baby Tarpon and Musky.
    Recommended line weight: #10

    Length: 8'
    Pieces: 4

    Finished in metallic gold green

    "I liken it to a big V8 diesel engine with low-end torque that’s a pleasure to draw into."

    ~Excerpt from customer review

    *Kit contents may vary from those pictured according to options and model chosen

    Each Kit contains:

    • Genuine Epic branded uplocking reel seat with colour-matched fiberglass insert
    • Genuine Epic FastGlass 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 guides
    • 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
  • Specifications

    Recommended line weight: AFTMA #10
    Length: 8'
    Pieces: 4
    Effective Line Range: AFTMA   8 / 9 / 10
    Action:Progressive / Mid Flex / Medium Fast
    Taper: Fast
    AA: (Action Angle): 65° 
    Blank Weight: 82gm - 2.9oz 


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  • Why You'll love it
    "It’s this feature of the Bandit that blew my mind when I began testing it: It will happily cast any line from a 6wt DT to a 12wt Rio OBS, with the sweet spot between 8wt and 10wt. Since it can load itself during casts with light lines, a 6wt line put over it seems to feel somewhat like casting a (heavy) 6wt CF rod. At the other end of the spectrum, the 12wt did bog it down somewhat, but the reserve of power in the big butt section will pull it through without complaint. I liken it to a big V8 diesel engine with low-end torque that’s a pleasure to draw into."
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