Studio Built™ Custom - Our premium fly rod offering. The pinnacle of craftsmanship and performance.
Small creeks, small trout, big performance - the Epic 370. The 3 weight you don't have to babysit. Our Epic 370 is a subtle, lightweight yet very strong fly rod perfect for small trout, Cutties and Brook trout. Exquisitely handcrafted to order.
Our 370 is a small, lightweight precision fly rod that boasts the same precise response, strength and quality that Epic rods are famous for.
Built using FastGlass® II - this is the 3 wt that really is one tough customer. Far stronger and robust than any Carbon Fibre (graphite) fly rod, the 370 allows you to fish very fine tippets and leaders yet have confidence in a rod that is tough and extremely robust.
Experience the Epic® difference
Industry-leading fly rod blank specifically chosen & high graded for your fly rod build
Premium quality stripping guides (Titanium, or hard chrome depending on model)
These are the smoothest, most beautiful fly rods you’ll ever cast. Purposefully designed and exquisitely handcrafted using only the very best components available. Premium quality stripping guides exquisitely finished in translucent Japanese silk wraps, each wrap incredibly strong and stunningly beautiful.
Every grip is of premium FLOR grade Portuguese cork traced from the source; a more perfect grip you will not find anywhere.
Each Studio Built Fly Rod is skilfully handcrafted for you our customer when you order it, no two are exactly alike.
Each fly rod is individually hand-crafted, balanced, inspected and tested here in our Wanaka workshop by one of our master rod builders. No aspect is overlooked, each fly rod asperfect as we can make it and of heirloom quality. You’ll be passing this fly rod on to your kids.
Light in the hand and an absolute pleasure to cast; There is simply no better fly rod made - and your absolute delight is guaranteed.
Built Epic Tough Epic glass rods are incredibly tough.Our S2 FastGlass IIhas 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.
I love this rod. I do a lot of creek fishing, and decided to splurge on an Epic. I have fished it all summer and have not been disappointed.
I could go on and on about this rod, but there are several features that I have been particular impressed with. First, it packs up nicely. It was a good choice to make it four pieces even though its only 7'. I often hike into some of the spots I fish and keep the rod tube on my sling pack until I get to the creek. I hardly notice is there. It is light, and because it is so compact, it doesn't constantly get hung up on tree branches when I am ducking under them.
Secondly, it is amazing to cast. It took me a while to get used to the feel of the fiberglass. But once I slowed down my graphite conditioned casting stroke, I really began to see the benefits of this rod. It is best in close with tight technical casts on brushed in streams. But it also has the backbone to be accurate at longer distances if necessary. You are obviously not going to win any distance casting competitions with this rod, but I was surprised how well it preformed when I needed to get some tough spot across a larger steam I fished.
Lastly, it is beautiful. You feel kind of special using it because of all the work that has clearly gone in to making it just for you. I got my name put on it, which made it feel extra unique.
All in all, I would definitely recommend this rod if you like to dry fly fish on small streams. I cant imagine there being a better rod out there.
A great build flyrod with alot of soul in it!!
Very fun to use and it is my go to flyrod now.
I have been flyfishing for over 30 years .
I've never thrown a fiberglass fly rod before....im very glad i took this step and tried it!!
I will probably never switch back.
I give my 3wt 370 FastGlass Fly Rod my highest rating!!
They say that if you are passionate about quality glass fly rods, you will eventually own an Epic. My Epic 370 stands above my other ultra light fly rods in looks and performance. The studio built rod is a work of art. It casts like a dream. In years to come it will be put to test on far bigger fish than it was designed for and I am sure that it perform this function flawlessly. I have no hesitation in endorsing this and other models born in the Epic stable. Top marks to Carl and his Swift Fly Fishing team. Dick Marquand, Tauranga, N
I am thoroughly impressed with my new Epic Fastglass 370/4. The workmanship is impeccable, making the rod as much a joy to admire as to cast and fish. The rod is light in hand, casts smoothly and is so much fun to fish. While it is a versatile tool, it is ideally suited to fishing blue lines for wild native fish with small flies and light tippets. I find myself reaching for this rod at every chance I get, and I have a large collection of fly rods... This rod truly has soul: I give the Epic Fastglass 370 my highest recommendation.