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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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    Australia Australia

    epic Bandit

    great setup. cant wait to use it on some Barra and Cod here in Australia. great kit. 12wt next i think

    Steven H.
    Australia Australia

    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.

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    Australia Australia

    Rod build 3 commenced and 4 in the post

    I received the 10wt - Bandit FastGlass® Fly Rod Building Kit a couple of weeks ago and have started building in preparation for a trip to North Queensland. Covid travel restrictions permitting. The kit is great, as usual, and the customer support outstanding. I'm so enthused that I decided another rod could be built before the trip to cover all the bases. The 890C kit is on the way. Epic threw in a reel seat upgrade to cover a temporary stock shortage and ensure timely delivery. Another example of the great customer support that keeps me coming back to Swift and Epic.

    Stephane W.
    France France

    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

    The Swift Fly Fishing Company 10wt - Bandit FastGlass® Fly Rod Building Kit Review
    John A.
    United States United States

    Epic Bandit

    Extremely satisfied with the quality of this rod kit. Very detailed instructions pretty easy to build the rod, just take your time don't try and rush it. Biggest problem I have is trying to figure out what my next rod kit will be.