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Studio 8wt 890C Carbon Fiber Fly Rod

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  • Product Details

    Advanced, High-Performance Fly

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

    The Epic 890C is a custom-tuned, advanced, tough, and highly responsive fly rod. A premium quality carbon fibre (graphite) fly rod that is light, silky smooth and incredibly tough.

    Pinpoint accuracy and low swing weight make this eight a dream casting machine.

    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.

    Recommended line weight: AFTMA #8
    Length: 9'
    Pieces: 4

    We believe there is no better fly rod made.

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

  • Specifications

    Taper: Fast
    Action: Fast  
    Lockup point: Top third
    Resonant Frequency: 3.3 Hz
    Material: 57msi Carbon Blend
    Core: 100% Carbon Helix
    Recommended line weight: AFTMA #8
    Length: 9'
    Pieces: 4
    Action Angle: 70 degrees
    ERN: 8 
    ELN: 8 

  • Why You'll love it

    It's the 8 wt that feels like a 6. Light, yet tough and & incredibly responsive - this will be your go-to Bonefish and Trevally rod.

    The Epic Action.
    Epic C series would best be described as Medium Fast in action. Epic C series are light without sacrificing strength.

    Our use of 100% non-woven fibre and Silica nano matrix technology makes for a very tough, lightweight and extremely responsive blank.

    Better Components
    Each handcrafted Epic carbon fibre fly rod boasts the very finest components available: 

    • Premium Fuji Torzite® Tangle Free Titanium Guides - Corrosion proof
    • SureFit™ ferrule system - immediate section replacement
    • Flor Grade Premium Cork grip
    • Featuring Indigo Blue Japanese silk wraps
    • 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 a super hard gloss coat to protect your rod
    • Stunning Japanese Silk thread wraps
    • Finest quality Portuguese cork grip
    • Titanium stripper guides - Corrosion proof
    • Premium quality snake guides from Snake brand USA - Highly corrosion resistant 
    • Our original design flip top rod sock - just better
    • High-Quality Rod Tube
    • cleaning cloth

    We believe there is no better fly rod made.

    Buy with Confidence: The Epic Promise.

    100% Satisfaction Guarantee and Epic Lifetime Warranty 


    • 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.
      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. 
    • 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. 

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


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    The Swift Fly Fishing Company Studio 8wt 890C Carbon Fiber Fly Rod Review

    Epic 8wt

    Epic rods are great, bought the rod online and that was easy and simple, the rod casts beautifully and is a pleasure to use for a whole day. Light yet powerful, great feel when playing a fiesty trout.

    Lindsay W.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    The Swift Fly Fishing Company Studio 8wt 890C Carbon Fiber Fly Rod Review

    Rod and repair

    Got it studio built and loved it. Hit it in the back of the ferrule with a clouser cracking it. The new tip section I ordered is spot on and was the easiest and best rod repair that I have ever had done. Can’t recommend the products and service highly enough. Thanks guys

    Steven T.
    Australia Australia
    The Swift Fly Fishing Company Studio 8wt 890C Carbon Fiber Fly Rod Review


    I’ve used the 8” a few days now, caught a few steelheads on the Tongariro and I’m very impressed. Great streamer and nymphing rod, almost spooky in its responsiveness and mending capability! Certainly a rod with a lot of soul. I’m very happy.

    Robert V.
    New Zealand

    8 wt 890C

    I have used this rod on the Tongariro River and night fishing at Lake Tarawera recently. It is certainly a step up from my old rod . One of the most notable differences is the even distribution of weight loading on the rod when casting. I only had one fish into the net so am unable to comment much on it's fish fighting capabilities. Hopefully my fish catching skills will improve so I can comment more on that area. Overall I am very happy with gift. Cheers, Phillip Buckthought

    C/- M.
    New Zealand New Zealand

    Epic 890c

    Already have a 690c The 890c is just as awesome!!! Don’t have to bother about the other rods now These are the go too’s

    Errol S.
    New Zealand New Zealand