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8wt 888 Reference FastGlass Fly Rod Combo

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Meet the very lucky Epic 888

888  Fly Rod  + Backcountry Fly Reel & Line Combo

The stunning Reference Series 888 fly rod matched with our 7/8 Backcountry fly reel & Scientific Anglers MPX general purpose 8wt fly line spooled up and ready to go!

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.

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  • Product Details

    The easy casting soul and incredible strength of S2 FastGlass™

    Experience the Epic® difference

    • Industry-leading FastGlass II fly rod blank 
    • Stunning FLOR grade cork grip
    • Hard anodised Epic reel seat ensuring a lifetime of service
    • Premium quality Fuji titanium stripping guide
    • Corrosion proof black Ion-plated snake guides
    • SureFit™ Ferrule System for immediate section replacement
    • Stealthy and chip-resistant SnakeBelly ™ Finish
    • Superior service and ongoing customer support
    • Finished in matching translucent wraps
    • natural fiberglass rod tube & rod sock
    • Electric Blue colour-way

    Includes our Epic translucent glass rod tube and unique flip top rod sock

      In stock and ready to be delivered direct to your door


      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

      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.

      Hand crafted one at a time.
      Each Epic fly rod is specifically hand made for you as it is ordered.  Please allow two to three weeks for us to do an Epic job for you. We’ll be in touch with a build time and shipping details as soon as we receive your order.

      Each Epic fly rod features:

      • FastGlass fly rod blank with internally reenforced ferule system
      • High quality fiberglass rod tube in satin black
      • Premium hand sewn rod sock.
      • cleaning cloth.
      • Finest quality Portuguese cork grip.
      • Full cork fighting butt with composite cork end (no cheap close cell foam)
      • Epic reel seat in either black or Titanium finish.
      • Guide set (Snake brand Universal guides USA)
      • Premium quality Titanium stripper guides.
      • Our signature Epic Ghost Wraps in premium Japanese silk with fine one turn pinstripe midway over each guide foot

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    11/30/2021
    Anonymous
    New Zealand

    8wt 888 FastGlass Fly Rod and Reel Combo

    A truly masterful rod and reel combination , a pleasure to use and own . Will be strongly recommending for others to purchase .

    DS
    11/17/2021
    David S.
    United States United States

    I am very pleased with the new 888 fly Rod ,& the only thing that gave me grief was delivery time.The weather has changed here in The Springs so have to wait to Enjoy my new pleasure!!! Thanks for the Excellent Quality of Products !!! Wish I could justify getting more,Thank you all for adding some Joy to my heart !

    DS
    11/17/2021
    David S.
    United States United States

    I am very pleased with the new 888 fly Rod ,& the only thing that gave me grief was delivery time.The weather has changed here in The Springs so have to wait to Enjoy my new pleasure!!! Thanks for the Excellent Quality of Products !!! Wish I could justify getting more,Thank you all for adding some Joy to my heart !

    JR
    11/14/2021
    John R.
    United States United States

    888 combo

    Overall my experience was delightful

    MC
    11/01/2021
    Mark C.
    Australia Australia

    Service

    Great service, great packaging and great product, nice to deal with a company that cares about their product.