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Studio 8wt 888 FastGlass Fly Rod

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  • Product Details

    Meet the very lucky Epic 888 FastGlass™ fly rod

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

    Our mighty 888 was designed specifically for chasing Bonefish but is just at home wrangling large freshwater species like Carp, Pike and monster Muskie too. Given there’s not a flat where the wind doesn’t blow we’ve given the 888 an extra powerful butt section, strong tip and fast recovery rate to help punch a line out into those skinny water breezes. Exquisitely handcrafted to order and delivered directly to your door.

    The easy casting soul and incredible strength of S2 FastGlass™

    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)
    • 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 your door. We'll email you with tracking info as your rod leaves our studio workshop.

    Recommended AFFTA line weight: #8

    Length: 8' 8"
    Pieces: 4

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

  • Specifications

    Recommended grain window at 30ft: 202 - 218 GRAINS. 13 - 14 GRAMS
    Recommended AFFTA line weight: #8
    Length: 8' 8"
    Pieces: 4
    Action: Progressive / Fast
    Taper: Fast 
    Butt Diameter: 12.26mm
    Tip Diameter: 2.12mm
    Rod Weight: 150 grams

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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 the 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 is 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.

    S2 FastGlass™ - not your papa’s fiberglass fly rod
    Epic™ blanks are made to exacting standards using a proprietary Unidirectional S2-glass composite. Unlike other fiberglass fly rods, this material features a fully unidirectional fibre layup which aligns fibres longitudinally along the blank where they are most needed. This recipe rolled to our Epic tapers combine silky smooth loading with trophy pulling power that we call FastGlass. The result is an incredibly strong, light and powerful tube with a crisp, precise response.

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