Studio Built™ Custom - Our premium fly rod offering. The pinnacle of craftsmanship and performance.
The stunning 411 Trout Spey Rod. Call it a switch rod, short spey, or trout spey - we call it the perfect two hander for swinging for trout of all sizes.
The Epic DH11 Trout Spey is built upon our state of the art carbon fibre (graphite) fly rod blank.
Light in the hand, incredibly responsive and a joy to cast. Finished in indigo blue trims with white accents. The 411 features our renowned premium quality cork grips, 2 dark titanium stripper guides with Japanese SiC inserts and Snake Brand dark nickel snakes.
Each 411 comes in our flip top cotton drill rod sock and translucent rod tube. Lifetime Guarantee.
Hard anodised reel seat ensuring a lifetime of service
Painstakingly handcrafted in our Wanaka workshop ensuring quality and durability
Superior service and ongoing customer support
Proudly handcrafted to order for you in New Zealand
Delivered direct to your door Once ordered it usually takes around four weeks to build your new fly rod, then we deliver priority tracked and insured courier direct to your door. We'll email you with tracking info as your rod leaves our studio workshop.
Ground ferrule system In addition to the industry leading technology used in each of our blanks, Epic carbon fibre fly rod blanks feature our proprietary SureFit™ground ferrule system. Each male ferrule is hand ground to perfectly fit the female section of the blank. Female sections are all internally reinforced. Sections are so precise they can be swapped out in case of breakages.
Taper: Medium / Fast Action: Medium Fast / Mid Flex Lockup point: Top third Material: 57msi Carbon Blend Core: Carbon Helix Length: 11' Pieces: 4 Weight: 53 grams Butt Diameter: 10.5mm
Technical: 100% Carbon Construction. The carbon helix core boasts true 100% carbon construction. These blanks contain no scrim. 100% Uni-directional material - Non Woven. Super light-weight construction and superior strength. Non woven Uni-directional material is up to 40% stronger than traditional woven material commonly used by fly rod manufacturers. A non woven fiber can achieve 100% of its tensile and compressive loading. Unidirectional material affords super light weight construction and superior strength. Carbon Helix. The helical core forms the basis for hoop strength and fibre support in the zero/longitudinal axis and does away with traditional scrim based construction. Silica nano-resin. Super Low Resin Systems. Utilising materials with resin content up to 30% less than conventional materials, Epic C series blanks are lighter and stronger. Low resin materials help increase bending limits & overall response. Multi Carbon Construction (Multi modulus). Using only the highest quality fabrics from USA, Japan and Korea, up to five different types of carbon are used in each blank. Each type is placed at various parts of the blank to optimize strength and weight. Ultra high modulus fibre boasts the highest tensile and compressive strength of any fibre in its class. Internal High Strength Ferrule. A high strength internal ferrule is placed at each join to provide superior crush and split resistance. Target Zero Fibre Alignment. Fibre alignment along the length of any blank is critical. Even the smallest deviation in fibre alignment from the axis of load will greatly reduce the strength of the blank. All Epic blanks are designed and produced to ensure all fiber is aligned as near perfect as can be with the load Two pack Marine Grade Paint system. Epic C series blanks are finished with a clear marine grade two pack paint system for extra protection and toughness.
I have casted a lot of spey rods in my time and this is one of the best. I was a Winston double hander guy until I got this sweet little rod in my hands. This rod beautifully casts both Scadi and Skagit lines. I highly recommend this rod to anyone who is looking for a high performance Trout Spey Rod.
Light, plenty of power and the workmanship and cork is - as they say - absolutely flawless. I looked at and cast a few - including the new Sage Trout Spey - all I can say is that I'm very happy I went with an Epic. Top notch all the way!