Reference 5wt 590G Carbon Fiber Fly Rod


Reference 5wt 590G Carbon Fiber Fly Rod

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The Swift Fly Fishing Company Reference 5wt 590G Carbon Fiber Fly Rod Review

Reference 5wt 590G

I had been looking at Epic Rods for a while and doing a bit of online review searching. I live a long way from any trout water and not many tackle shops around here stock trout fly gear. I am pretty much only able to look at new rods when I travel either down south or to NZ. I am a fan of what Swift are doing with the rod designs and the marketing concepts. I like the idea of a 5wt rod actually being a true 5wt and that is certainly the case with this rod. I have only lawn cast the rod so far and it is an amazing rod. Super smooth with great tip recovery and no tip bounce. Great from super short cast with pretty much only the leader out of the rod tip and very progressive as you lengthen the cast. Plenty of power to cast long if you want and maintains its smooth characteristics when you put the "hammer" down to increase line speed at any distance. Probably the best roll casting rod I have ever used. Overall, a very responsive rod with great feel. I can't wait to catch some fish with this rod. As for the build - beautifully built with great components through the whole rod. The rod was a gift from my wife (wonderful lady) and so all correspondence from Swift goes to her but it's really my rod! I'll be in Wanaka later in the year and plan to drop into Swift and thank you personally for the work that has gone into developing such a wonderful product - who knows I might have to pick up a 6wt to top up the arsenal. Cheers, Dennis

Karen Y.
Australia Australia
The Swift Fly Fishing Company Reference 5wt 590G Carbon Fiber Fly Rod Review


Bought the kit and enjoyed making the rod. Very detailed instructions and high quality fittings etc . This has now become my favourite rod to use

New Zealand New Zealand
The Swift Fly Fishing Company Reference 5wt 590G Carbon Fiber Fly Rod Review


Excellent rod, plenty of power in the rod and good fighting power. Great rod, lots of fun! I recommend getting the 5wt epic line, the two go hand in hand. Thanks a lot team for a great product!

Matthew P.
New Zealand New Zealand


Superb rod . Good BackBone. Plenty of power. I have many 9 for 5 Probably the best one

France France

Reference 5wt 590G Carbon Fiber Fly Rod

An excellent fishing tool. Does everything you want a 5wt rod to do including catching trout. First cast with a dry on my local river and 'fish on'. Can't ask for more than that! A good looking fishing rod that is instantly recognisable from the rest!

Chris L.
Australia Australia
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