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10wt - Bandit FastGlass® Fly Rod Building Kit

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  • Product Details

    Trouble, meet El Bandido!
    Bandit FastGlass® Fly Rod Building Kit

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

    At 8' for a 10# the Epic Bandit is a specialist tactical fly rod, the Bandit makes short work of large species in confined situations and is great for Kayak fishing. The rod of choice for US and European anglers fishing for Pike, Bass, Snook, Baby Tarpon and Musky.

    Recommended line weight: #10

    Length: 8'
    Pieces: 4

    Each Kit contains:

    • Genuine Epic reel seat 
    • Genuine Epic FastGlass fly rod blank
    • High-quality fiberglass rod tube + Premium hand sewn rod sock
    • Premium AAA cork grip + Epic reel seat
    • Snake guide set + High-quality stripper guides
    • 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
    • *Japanese Silk threads. Each kit includes natural 212 silk (we include instructions on how to use this to make perfectly clear ghost wraps) and black thread for trims.
  • Specifications

    Recommended line weight: AFTMA #10
    Length: 8'
    Pieces: 4
    Effective Line Range: AFTMA   8 / 9 / 10
    Action:Progressive / Mid Flex / Medium Fast
    Taper: Fast
    AA: (Action Angle): 65° 
    Blank Weight: 82gm - 2.9oz 


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  • Why You'll love it
    "It’s this feature of the Bandit that blew my mind when I began testing it: It will happily cast any line from a 6wt DT to a 12wt Rio OBS, with the sweet spot between 8wt and 10wt. Since it can load itself during casts with light lines, a 6wt line put over it seems to feel somewhat like casting a (heavy) 6wt CF rod. At the other end of the spectrum, the 12wt did bog it down somewhat, but the reserve of power in the big butt section will pull it through without complaint. I liken it to a big V8 diesel engine with low-end torque that’s a pleasure to draw into."
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    The Swift Fly Fishing Company 10wt - Bandit FastGlass® Fly Rod Building Kit ReviewThe Swift Fly Fishing Company 10wt - Bandit FastGlass® Fly Rod Building Kit Review
    07/22/2021

    Bandit united with Reel

    The reel has arrived for the Bandit and I think it goes well with the rod. Very enjoyable experience building it. Can't wait to fish with it but alas Queensland's border with NSW closes tonight. Might have to fill in the time building another rod for Tassie.

    SH
    Steven H.
    Australia Australia
    The Swift Fly Fishing Company 10wt - Bandit FastGlass® Fly Rod Building Kit Review
    04/10/2021

    Nothing to say (even I'm french;) )

    everything was perfect, from the order to the delivery! And what about the blank of the rod, I have no word to describe and I m so in hurry to try it. The notice is clear and quite easy to use. Don't hesitate to try an Epic adventure

    SW
    Stephane W.
    France France
    The Swift Fly Fishing Company 10wt - Bandit FastGlass® Fly Rod Building Kit Review
    11/26/2020

    Epic Bandit FastGlass

    Fantastic rod, top quality components fun to build and fish with. Great support from the Swift Team. Casts a 10wt and big pike fly with ease with plenty of power to handle big fish. Landing fish on this rod Really puts a smile on your face! Looking forward to my next Epic glass rod!

    NB
    Nick B.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    The Swift Fly Fishing Company 10wt - Bandit FastGlass® Fly Rod Building Kit ReviewThe Swift Fly Fishing Company 10wt - Bandit FastGlass® Fly Rod Building Kit ReviewThe Swift Fly Fishing Company 10wt - Bandit FastGlass® Fly Rod Building Kit Review
    10/07/2019

    Epic Bandit - awesome!!!!! just epic!!!!

    I finished my Epic Bandit some days ago and tested it with diffrent lines. I am used to heavy rods for pike for many years - but this is new to me. Such a great "fly rod feeling" but a very strong backbone too and it can handle very very big flies with ease. This rod is just awesome!!! I am very impressed about the hole set-up. The blank is super high quality - the reel seat, the cork, the guides everything PERFECT. Swift - keep up your great work.

    SM
    Simon M.
    Austria Austria
    The Swift Fly Fishing Company 10wt - Bandit FastGlass® Fly Rod Building Kit Review
    10/13/2018

    Epic bandit

    Je vais utiliser ma bandit pour la premiere fois, la semaine prochaine chez, Norbert renaud, je vous donnerai mes impressions lors de ce voyage

    MP
    Michel P.
    France