Epic 888 Premium S2 Fiberglass Fly Rod Combo Deal - The Swift Fly Fishing Company - Epic Fly Rods


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8wt 888 FastGlass Fly Rod & Reel Combo

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Meet the very lucky Epic 888

888  Fly Rod  + Backcountry Fly Reel Combo Package

The stunning studio built 888 fly rod bundled together with the 7/8 Backcountry fly reel *does not include fly line

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.

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  • Product Details

    The easy casting soul and incredible strength of S2 FastGlass™

    *Titanium Stripping guides fitted as standard

    Recommended AFFTA line weight: #8

    Length: 8' 8"
    Pieces: 4


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  • 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

    Epic Fiberglass Fly Rod Blank
    9 weight 9 foot fiberglass fly rod blank
    Epic Fiberglass Fly Rod Blank
  • 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