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.
All Epic FastGlass® rods are produced from industry leading 8 micron Unidirectional S-2 Glass. This next generation fiber is specifically engineered for fly rod production and features 8 micron fibers developed and produced for us in the USA. This material applied to our Epic tapers delivers tighter, lighter and more precise fly rods.
Delivers the toughest exterior finish possible. After production, blanks are first painted and then clear coated. This two step process produces blanks that are incredibly scratch resistant and durable.
I hadn't built a rod in over 30 years so rather than start from scratch I decided to buy a kit from Swift. I'm glad I did. All the components were top notch and it all fitted together with very little adjustments necessary. A little honing out of the cork grip was all that was needed. I'm yet to cast it so the proof will be in the pudding but as a kit I can't fault it. Thoroughly recommended!
The BocaGrande is my fourth Epic Fastglass fly rod. I like these rods: they are light, balanced, robust, nice to cast, and ... just beautiful. In addition, the rod builing with the Epic kit is relatively easy, fun and very valorizing.
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!