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8wt - 890C Graphite Fly Rod Building Kit

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  • Product Details

    The Epic 890C Advanced Graphite Ready to Wrap Fly Rod Kit

    Light, yet tough and & incredibly responsive - this will be your go-to Bonefish and Trevally rod.

    The very best componentry available, all designed to fit together seamlessly. No Reaming, No Drilling, No Sanding - All Epic.

    Advanced, High Performance All Water Fly.

    Recommended line weight: AFTMA #8

    Length: 9'
    Pieces: 4

    Each Kit contains:
    • Genuine Epic fly rod blank
    • High-quality rod tube + Premium hand sewn rod sock
    • Premium AAA cork grip + Epic reel seat
    • Snake guide set + High-quality stripper guide
    • Glue kit (preloaded syringes, grip & tip epoxy, brushes, mixing cups & full instructions)
    • China-graph marking pencil + Rod stands
    • Comprehensive 50-page build book with step by step instructions
    • Stickers / Decals
    • *Wrapping threads. Each kit includes white colour-fast for trims and black thread for main wraps. 

  • Specifications
    Taper: Medium / Fast
    Action: Medium Fast / Mid Flex
    Resonant Frequency: 3.3 Hz
    Lockup point: Top third
    Material: 57msi Carbon Blend
    Core: VeroCore Carbon Helix
    Recommended line weight: AFTMA #8 
    Length: 9'
    Pieces: 4
    Action Angle: 70 degrees
    ERN: 8
    ELN: 8

    6 wt Graphite Fly Rod Building Kit
    6 wt Graphite Fly Rod Building Kit

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

  • 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 Titanium Guides - Corrosion proof
    • SureFit™ ferrule system - immediate section replacement
    • Flor Grade Premium Cork grip
    • 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
    • Our original design flip top rod sock - just better
    • High-Quality Rod Tube
    • cleaning cloth
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Ben D.
United States

890C Graphite Fly Rod Building Kit

This is the second rod building kit I've purchased (previous was the 6 wt fastglass) and the build is more fun and enjoyable than the first. Quality components and clear, easy to follow instructions. Looking forward to using this rod to target bonefish and redfish. Outstanding customer service and great value!

Bob A.
United States United States


Epic’s kits introduced me to rod-building, and I learned by building, I think, six Epic rods. I’ve since built several more rods, using blanks and components from other vendors that have come pretty highly recommended on various rod building forums. There’s no comparison. I fish 8 wts, wading Tampa Bay flats, so after building the 890C I’ve built several more 8 wts thinking that by picking and choosing my own components I could build a rod comparable to Epic’s at a better price point. I can’t. The Epic blank is lighter, slenderer and more accurate (“tighter” comes to mind) than any other blank I’ve yet sourced for the money. I’ve about concluded that there’s no point in looking further. For the money I can’t do better. Great blanks.

Robert A.
United States United States

Fifth "Ready-to-Wrap" Build, Eager to Field Test

Just finished this build. It follows the 888, Boca Grande, Bandit and FastGlass 686. On a recent guided trip to Boca Grande I had a great time with the 888 and caught many fish of several species (alas nothing big enough to bend it deep). But when it came time to bang the mangrove edges I turned to the guide's 8wt Orvis Recon because I was able to more consistently get my fly in tight to the roots. The Orvis-endorsed guide asked with a grin "so when are you getting a Recon?" My thought, unspoken, was "I'm going to build an Epic 890C". Well, I now have and I can't wait to get it out to the backwater flats of Tampa Bay, where I live. Building these 5 kits has been an enormous pleasure and it's given me confidence in the basics of rod-building. I do wish that I could continue with Epic/Swift in the future as I plan to be purchasing my components separately, developing the knowledge to select blanks, match seats and handles to rod butts, spec/size/place guides and tips, et cetera. Alas, Epic does what it does fantastically well, but it can't be all things and it isn't a rod-building components retailer. If there were one R2W kit I'd like to see added, it's a 10ft 8wt Great Lakes "steelhead" rod. Thanks, Epic. I wish I could justify building more than just 5 of your kits! Now, what do I do with all this ProPaste and black and white thread??

Steven H.
Australia Australia

Build three and fingers crossed for QLD with the 890Sea

Another great build, very close to finishing my 890C. My wife is pretty happy because after three rod builds she can have the lounge room back. I've really enjoyed the build, my favourite so far. Great kit as usual and wonderful customer support from Adam. Now let's hope the Queensland border stays open so I can get there from Canberra and try the rod and my new Harfin reel out.

The Swift Fly Fishing Company 8wt - 890C Graphite Fly Rod Building Kit Review
Calum M.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

8 wt 890c

What a beautifully produced product this is, with clear, easy instructions on how to build. Love the finished rod, hoping it’ll give me many years of chasing Scottish sea trout!