4wt - Packlight Fiberglass backpacking fly rod kit (5 pieces)
Our famous 476 reconfigured as an ultra-packable backpacking fly rod. The Epic multi-piece Packlight fly rod is designed to pack into your favourite spot. Designed fish in tight confined creeks but still with the backbone and pulling power of a much larger rod - the 5 piece 476 Packlight is the deal.
Our Epic Ready to Wrap Rod Kit makes life easy - we’ve done much of the hard work for you. The kit contains all the components, glues, rod finish and instructions you’ll need to build your own unique custom Epic fly rod.
Epic branded uplocking reel seat with colour-matchedfiberglassinsert
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
The most comprehensive and complete fly rod kits made
Each Epic Ready To Wrap Kit contains everything you need to make a great fly rod. The very best fly rod building components available, all designed to fit together seamlessly. No Reaming,No Drilling,No Sanding- allEpic.
No reaming, no drilling, no sanding. Too Easy. Building a great custom fly rod is no mean feat, selecting the correct matching components can be an intimidating exercise alone. Then there’s those wraps, the cork and glue...
Our Epic Ready to Wrap Rod Kitmakes life easy- we’ve done much of the hard work for you. The kit contains all the components, glues, rod finish and instructions you’ll need to build your own unique custom Epic fly rod.
The components in our Epic Ready to Wrap Rod Kit have all been specifically designed to work together. Each cork grip is ported to receive our Epic reel seats perfectly. Easily assembled step by step.
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-micron fibers 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 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.
All Epic FastGlass® 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 micron fibers developed and produced for us in the USA. This material applied to our Epic tapers delivers tighter, lighter and more precise fly rods.
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.
I think I have a flyfishing obsession and an Epic rod building addiction. I've now built a Bandit, 590C, 580, 576G-6 (x 2) and most recently the 476 Packlight. Of course I can justify all of them but the underlying reason I've built them is the kits are uniformly great, the customer service from Epic outstanding and the build is such a fun and satisfying experience. At the end of it you have a rod that is a delight to fish.
Once again, I was very impressed with Epic! This Packlight rod arrived in a timely manner and was exactly what I was expecting. The blank was the olive color and wrapped with blue silk and an inlay on each guide. It came out beautifully and the responsiveness of the rod is what I have come to expect from an Epic fiberglass blank. Epic blanks are by far my favorite to build on and I will be back again and again!