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480G 4 Weight Graphene Fly Rod Building Kit

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  • Product Details

    The 480G fly rod building kit

    Light, tight and super stealthy. You'll be amazed at how light and accurate this fly rod is, helping you form some of the smoothest loops you've ever experienced. The Epic® 480G is a 4 weight custom-tuned, light, and highly responsive fly rod designed for technical dry fly, emerger and nymph fishing for smaller trout, natives and Brookies. 

    The world's smartest fly rod building kit

    Each Epic Ready To Wrap fly rod building 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 - all Epic.

    Each Kit contains:

    • Genuine Epic branded reel seat
    • Epic satin Graphene carbon fibre blank 
    • Epic satin fibreglass fly rod tube + hand sewn rod sock
    • Premium quality slim wells cork grip + Epic reel seat
    • Guide set + Titanium stripper guide
    • Glue kit (preloaded syringes, grip & tip epoxy, brushes, mixing cups)
    • China-graph marking pencil + Rod stands
    • Comprehensive 42-page build book with step by step instructions
    • Stickers / Decals
    • *Wrapping threads. Default threads are included, but can be substituted for other stock colors on request. 
    Got questions? - Drop us a line, we'd love to hear from you.
  • Specifications

    Taper: Medium / Fast
    Action: Medium Fast  / Mid Flex
    Lockup point: Top third
    Butt Diameter:7.5mm
    Resonant Frequency: 3.8 Hz
    Material: 57msi Carbon Blend
    Core: VeroCore Carbon Helix
    Recommended line weight: AFTMA #4 
    Length: 8'
    Pieces: 4
    Weight: 36g / 1.2 oz
    Action Angle: 70 degrees
    ERN: 4
    ELN: 4

    Sure Fit Ferule™
    Break a tip? we've got you covered. This ferrule system is so precise that parts interchange between models. Gone are the days of having to return a broken section to the manufacturer or outlet where you purchased from. Breakages can be addressed by simply sending out the replacement part.

    Epic G Series fly rod blanks are high-performance fishing tools. The lockup point develops in the top third of the blank, and although recovery rates are fast, the Epic G series would best be described as Mid Flex and Medium fast. They are light without sacrificing strength.


    Graphene Tough
    Our use of Graphene nano-resin makes for an extremely tough, lightweight and extremely responsive blank.5% stronger than standard carbon/epoxy resin construction.

    100%  Carbon Construction.
    The carbon helix core boasts true 100% carbon construction. These blanks contain no scrim.

    Carbon Helix Core.
    The helical core forms the basis for hoop strength and fibre support in the zero/longitudinal axis and does away with traditional scrim based construction. 

    Super Low Resin Systems.
    Utilising materials with resin content up to 30% less than conventional materials, Epic G series blanks are lighter and stronger. Low resin materials help increase bending limits & overall response.

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

    Stealthy Snakebelly Satin Finish.
    Incredibly tough and scratch-resistant  

    Got questions? - Drop us a line, we'd love to hear from you.

  • Why You'll love it


    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 - all Epic.

    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. 

    Got questions? - Drop us a line, we'd love to hear from you.

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Dana O.
United States United States

480G 4 weight graphene fly rod kit

This will be the third fly rod kit that I've purchased from Epic. Can't wait to begin to build it. Components are all first-class and the service from Epic is second to none. Very personal touch in all their communications. A joy to deal with this company!

kingston w.
United States United States

480 Graphene build

This was my first rod build. I liked the prompt delivery, great videos to help with the build (once you get past the language barrier; just joking). The helpful tips I read more than once. I wrapped the ferrules first; then wrapped the guides to help with that learning curve. That would be in reverse from the building guide. The graphene rod is amazingly light and beautiful. Just an observation: the snake skin texture of the rod will not allow the builder to burnish the wraps. So, I used the 212 thread to make them disappear. It is amazing to me that a company would open for build one of the best materials in the world to make this rod. (That is so un-American). I only found one section to have a spine; easy to find, and easy to set up. Very pleased. Kingston Wulff, Reno, Nevada, USA.

Jason E.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Nice little rod

The box is well packed and everything is there, the blank feels great dry casting, can’t wait to try the finished build. Lots of great information and help if needed.

Warrem D.
Australia Australia

Epic 480G Build

Outstanding customer service quick delivery in trying times quality product

David J.
United States United States

8 foot 4 weight

Awesome. Better to have built it than bought it. Try it an be proud of what your fishing with.