After a few very helpful replies to my emails Epic sent my replacement Epoxy and Finish kit. Hey Presto! The ProKote resin and hardener have cured beautifully and I now have my new 4 weight Packlight combo kit completed. It casts very easily with the double taper line supplied. I'd try a weight forward line for comparison, but I will stick to the line supplied for now. Despite my initial problems with the epoxy, the combination of your persistent helpfulness and my persistent persistence, I now have an Epic fly rod that I made myself and am pleased to show off to my mate's. Thanks again.