Your Unfair Advantage - The 590G Reference Graphene Fly Rod.
Utilizing the same industry-leading blank & high-quality components as our Studio Built ™custom collectionbut without the customisation options, the new 590G (Graphene) Reference takes it up another notch.
Dry Fly presentations pinpoint casts and Lazer loops the 590G is the perfect 5wt technical casting rod.
Surprisingly light, tight and super stealthy in our low sheen matt finish, they won't see you coming. 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® 590G is a light and highly responsive fly rod designed specifically for precise dry fly and nymph presentations.
Exquisitely presented and built to last using our flawless FLOR grade cork grips, a rust-proof Fuji titanium 'Tangle Free' stripping guide, industry-leading smooth casting blank and the worlds most beautiful and functional patentedEpic® Tri reel seat. All topped off with translucent smoke grey wraps and subtle red accents.
Super stealthy in our non-reflective satin SnakeBelly™ finish, the 590G utilises industry-leading Graphene nano resins to help create a lighter, stronger more responsive carbon fiber (graphite) fly rod.
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Experience the Epic® difference
Industry-leading graphene fly rod blank
Stunning FLOR grade cork grip
Hard anodised Epic reel seat ensuring a lifetime of service
SureFit™ Ferrule System for immediate section replacement
Stealthy and chip-resistant SnakeBelly ™ Finish
Superior service and ongoing customer support
Finished in translucent smoke grey wraps and subtle red accents
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 stunning smoke grey translucent wraps with contrasting red trims.
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 the source; a more perfect grip you will not find anywhere.
Light in the hand and an absolute pleasure to cast; There is simply no better fly rod made - and your absolute delight is guaranteed.
Better Components Each handcrafted Epic carbon fibre fly rod boasts the very finest components available:
SureFit™ ferrule system - immediate section replacement
Silica nano matrix fly rod blank with internally reinforced ferrule system
Sure-Fit™ ferrule system. Makes section replacements simple
Helical wound core construction - light while giving superior strength
SnakeBelly™ finish with super hard gloss coat to protect your rod
Stunning Japanese Silk thread wraps in indigo blue
Finest quality Portuguese cork grip
Top Quality Fiji Titanium Guides - Corrosion proof
Premium quality snake guides from Snake brand USA - Highly corrosion resistant
Our original design flip top rod sock - just better
We believe there is no better fly rod made.
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 lightweight construction and superior strength.
100% Carbon Helix Core A 100% helical core forms the basis for hoop strength and fibre support in the zero/longitudinal axis and does away with traditional scrim based construction.
Silica-nano technology. Super Low Resin Systems. Utilising materials with resin content up to 30% less than conventional materials, Epic C 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 the USA, Japan and Korea, up to five different types of carbon are used in each blank. Each type is placed at various parts of the blank to optimize strength and weight. 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.
According to @swiftflyfishing - their new Reference Series fly rods are ‘Built for the Backcountry’. Couldn’t think of a better place to apply this theory, so hit Tasmania’s Western Lakes - an alpine fly fishing heaven. I’d only cast the 590G a handful of times before coming up tight on a feisty brown that showed its back one too many times. A few trout later and a full day wandering the lagoons and yep, it’s built for that action. Light, responsive, comfy and a dream to cast. Even that matte finish is something that appeals to me and I’d have no hesitation in recommending these rods - they are a bloody ripper!!
This new rod is simply great. It continues the tradition of all the Epic rods I’ve used. I’ve yet to compare it directly with my earlier #5 weight Epic I but will do so sometime. However I can say they both perform superbly. Further I am delighted that if I should damage the rod in any way then a new part can be slotted in quickly and without having to send the rod away.
I definitely recommend Epic to anyone who wants a new world class rod and the #5 weight in particular is a truly great all rounder.