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    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. Exquisitely handcrafted to order and delivered direct to your door.

    Graphene
    Super stealthy in our non-reflective satin SnakeBelly™ finish, the 480G utilises industry-leading Graphene nano resins to help create a lighter, stronger more responsive fly rod.

      • The performance advantage of Graphene nano resin. Lighter, tougher, more responsive
      • SureFit™ Ferrule System for immediate section replacement 
      • Alignment dots
      • Titanium stripping guides
      • Premium Quality Flor grade cork
      • Matching satin finish Fiberglass rod tube
      • Snake Belly satin graphene finish. Stealthy and chip resistant.

      Our SnakeBelly™ Satin finish is scratch and chip resistant making for an extremely tough and durable fly rod that is less prone to stress fractures caused by collisions with weighted flies.

      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.

      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. 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.

      Each Kit contains:

      • Genuine Epic branded uplocking reel seat with color matched fiberglass insert
      • 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. View Stock Thread Colours

      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.

      Stealthy Satin SnakeBelly™ Finish
      Our Satin SnakeBelly™ finish is produced by a unique radial production process. SnakeBelly™ delivers the toughest exterior finish possible with a super low sheen satin finish.

      Sure Fit Ferule™
      Break a tip? we've got you covered. This ferule 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.

      Action
      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.

      *INCLUDES EPIC ROD DECALS

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

      Technical

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

      100% Uni-directional material - Non Woven.
      Super light-weight construction and superior strength. Non woven Uni-directional material is up to 40% stronger than traditional woven material commonly used by fly rod manufacturers.  A non woven fiber can achieve 100% of its tensile and compressive loading. Unidirectional material affords super light weight construction and superior strength.

      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. 

      Graphene Nano Resin -  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.

      Multi Carbon Construction (Multi modulus).
      Using only the highest quality fabrics from USA, Japan and Korea, up to five different grades of carbon are used in each blank. Each type is placed at various parts of the blank to optimize strength and weight. G series ultra high modulus fibre boasts the highest tensile and compressive strength of any fibre in its class.

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

      Target Zero Fibre Alignment.
      Fibre alignment along the length of any blank is critical. Even the smallest deviation in fibre alignment from the axis of load will greatly reduce the strength of the blank. 

      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

      THE MOST THOROUGH AND COMPLETE FLY ROD BUILDING KITS ON THE MARKET.

      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.

      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 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.

      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. 

      Ground ferrule system

      In addition to the industry leading technology used in each of our blanks, Epic carbon fibre fly rod blanks feature our proprietary ground ferrule system. Each male ferrule is hand ground to perfectly fit the female section of the blank. Female sections are all internally reinforced.

      Benefits of our ground ferrule system:

      • A secure positive fit eliminates knocks
      • Smoother energy transfer
      • Eliminates flat spots
      • Non slip - reduces twisting due to torque
      • Internally reinforced ferrules - eliminates ferrule fracture
      • Durable & scratch resistant
      • Gets better with use
      • Precise fit, sections are interchangeable, in the case of tip breakages replacement sections can be sent out immediately. No need to return the blank for a fit.

      Light

      The 580-6G blank weighs an astoundingly light 36 grams (1.2oz) 10% lighter than our previous model and lighter than equivalent blanks by Scott or Sage.

      Nano Tough

      Our use of Silica nano-resin makes for a very tough, lightweight and extremely responsive blank.

      As good as it gets

      Epic G (Carbon) 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 (Orvis) or Medium fast (Sage). They are light without sacrificing strength (lighter than the equivalent Sage one).

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

      Graphene nano-technology
      Epic G (Graphene) series are a state of the art fly rod blank. The most sophisticated composite materials and production processes are used in their construction. Proprietary Graphene nano-resin, full Helical construction, multi modulus, and unidirectional carbon fibre - We believe this is the most sophisticated fly rod blank available.

      Benefits of our Sure Fit Ferrule system:
      • A secure positive fit eliminates knocks
      • Smoother energy transfer
      • Eliminates flat spots
      • Non slip - reduces twisting due to torque
      • Internally reinforced ferrules - eliminates ferrule fracture
      • Durable & scratch resistant
      • Gets better with use
      • Precise fit, sections are interchangeable, in the case of tip breakages replacement sections can be sent out immediately. No need to return the blank for a fit.

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