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12wt - Boca Grande FastGlass® Fly Rod Building Kit

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  • Product Details

    The Mighty 12 wt Boca Grande FastGlass® Fly Rod Building Kit!

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

    The Boca Grande 12 Weight Fiberglass fly rod kit
    Our 12wt, 8'6" 4 Piece Unidirectional FastGlass Blank.  At only 110grams it's a Heavyweight without the heavy weight.

    Recommended line weight: AFTMA #12

    Length: 8'6"
    Pieces: 4
    Finished in Aqua

    A Heavyweight without the heavy weight.
    Classy, glassy and an absolute ass kicker. The mighty Boca Grande is an incredibly tough and resilient 12 weight fly rod.

    Lets be frank here. 12 weight graphite rods tend to be as stiff as broomsticks, far from enjoyable to cast and get one under serious load and they're prone to exploding. We build an extremely tough 12 weight fly rod that was fun to cast.

    The Blank.
    The Boca blank is a marvel of composites engineering. Our prime design consideration was to keep weight down while delivering fast recovery speed. Fully unidirectional S2 FastGlass delivers super strength and resilience without the weight.

    Each Kit contains:

    • Genuine Epic fly rod blank
    • High-quality fiberglass rod tube + Premium hand sewn rod sock
    • Premium AAA cork grip 
    • Epic back Alloy reel seat with twin lock rings
    • 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
    • *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. These default threads can be substituted for other stock colors on request. 

  • Specifications

    Recommended line weight: #12
    Length: 8' 6"
    Pieces: 4
    Action: Progressive / Medium
    Taper: Fast
    Blank Weight: 110 gm - 3.8oz


    12wt Fiberglass Fly Rod Building Kit. Boca Grande Ready to Wrap Kit
    12wt Fiberglass Fly Rod Building Kit. Boca Grande Ready to Wrap Kit
    12wt Fiberglass Fly Rod Building Kit. Boca Grande Ready to Wrap Kit

  • Why You'll love it

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Craig M.
Australia Australia
Mean set-up

Haven't used it yet..But looks really mint! Components are top quality...I'm sure it will be outstanding out on the water.

Marcel R.
United States United States

Awesome kit, 3rd time building a rod, first time using the silk threads and a pre-construction kit. I followed the supplied directions closely and it looks great.

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Mark K.
Germany Germany
An easy pleasurable build!

Just completed the Boca Grande - the last two sections are turning away in the dryer! It was great fun to build and really pretty easy. Instructions are clear and no problem to follow and the materials supplied are more than adequate. I enjoyed it so much that I have just ordered a bamboo kit! Quality is excellent. Great work guys!

Bill W.
United States United States
12 Wt Papa Gallo

I built the Boca Grande for my trip to La Ventana, Baja, Mexico. The kit was superb. I have wrapped several rods, both conventional and fly. The Epic kit had all of the components required to produce a first class fly rod. The cork really is the best I have seen on any rod. But the most important thing is how a rod performs. The light blue rod turns heads and its performance changed a few minds. This is not anything like the recent fiberglass trout noodles that are being released by all the major rod suppliers. It is faster and lighter in the hand than one expect and easily throughs tight loops for good distance. I like at least a 500 gr. line on this rod. While several “lesser” fish were fun to play, the Grande really shined on the 45-50 lb. Papa Gallo (45 minutes of tip-in-the-water fight). I hope to add the Epic Bandit to my arsenal before my next Baja trip.

Dennis M.
United States United States
12wt - Boca Grande FastGlass® Fly Rod Kit

Rod kit arrived as described with all components. All questions were answered promptly by email. I would recommend Swift Fly Fishing.