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Studio 5wt 586-6 G Packlight Backpacking Fly Rod

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  • Product Details

    Studio Built 5 wt Packlight backpacking fly rod

    Studio Built™ Custom - Our premium fly rod offering. The pinnacle of craftsmanship and performance.

    If James Bond had a fly rod this would be it. Super stealthy in our non-reflective satin SnakeBelly™ finish, the 586G Packlight breaks down into 6 short & very clever sections. You won't know this is a multi-piece rod until you hide it away. It utilises industry-leading Graphene nano resins to help create a lighter, stronger more responsive fly rod. Exquisitely handcrafted to order and delivered direct to your door.

    Breaking down into 6 pieces and small and compact enough to easily slip down the side of a backpack or rucksack.

    Super stealthy in our non-reflective satin SnakeBelly™ finish, the 586G 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.

      • Incredibly light. An astounding 88 grams (3.1 ounces)
      • Incredibly convenient. Only 500mm long (19 inches)

    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)
    • SureFit™ Ferrule System for immediate section replacement
    • Stealthy and chip resistant SnakeBelly™ Finish
    • Stunning FLOR grade cork grip
    • Alignment dots for easy assembly
    • Personalised inscription 
    • Laser engraved winding check proving authenticity & ownership 
    • Exquisite Japanese silk thread wraps
    • Hard anodised reel seat ensuring a lifetime of service
    • Painstakingly handcrafted in our Wanaka workshop ensuring quality and durability
    • Superior service and ongoing customer support 
    • Proudly handcrafted to order for you in New Zealand

    Delivered direct to your door
    Once ordered it usually takes around four weeks to build your new fly rod, then we deliver priority tracked and insured courier direct to you door. We'll email you with tracking info as your rod leaves our studio workshop.

      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.

      Finished in smoke grey translucent wraps with contrasting red trims.

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

    • Specifications

      Recommended line weight: AFTMA #5 
      Length: 8'6" 
      Pieces: 6  
      Section & Tube  length: 460mm (18 inches)
      ERN: (Unwrapped): 5.5
      Optimal Grain Window: 130 - 146 Grains 
      Effective Line Range: AFTMA 5 
      Action: Progressive / Mid Flex / Medium  
      Taper: Fast 
      Rod Weight: 88g (3.1 ounces)

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    • Why You'll love it

      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 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 as perfect 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.

      Delivered direct to your door
      We've cut out the middle man meaning you get more fly rod for your money

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