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Epic Reference 4wt Packlight Fly Rod Combo

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  • Product Details

    Epic Reference 476 Packlight Backpacking 4wt fly rod, fly reel & fly line combo

    Our renowned Epic 476 Packlight fly rod, matched with our Backcountry Fly reel, spooled up with our Epic 4wt DT presentation fly line & quality gel spun backing ready to fish!

    Head for the hills, answer the call and pack in your favourite adventure stick. We've taken our amazing 476 and reconfigured it as a 5 piece travel rod, now small and compact enough to easily slip down the side of a backpack or rucksack. 

    • Incredibly light. An astounding 72 grams (2.54 ounces)

    • Incredibly convenient. Only 495 mm long (19.5 inches)

    • Incredibly tough. Made from fully unidirectional S2 FastGlass

    The Epic™ 476 Packlight is crafted from Unidirectional S2 Glass, this material is stiffer and stronger than e-glass or standard s-glass. The 476 Packlight is a powerful and extremely accurate fly rod. 

    Experience the Epic® difference

    • Industry-leading fly rod blank specifically chosen & high graded for your fly rod build
    • Premium quality stripping guides (Titanium, or hard chrome depending on model)
    • Stunning FLOR grade cork grip
    • Alignment dots for easy assembly
    • Personalised inscription 
    • Laser engraved winding check proving authenticity & ownership 
    • Exquisite Japanese silk thread wraps
    • 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

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  • Specifications

    Recommended line weight: AFTMA #4 
    Length: 7'6" 
    Pieces: 5  
    Total length: 2,265mm 
    ERN: (Unwrapped): 3.96 
    ELN:4
    Optimal Grain Window: 120 - 135 Grains 
    Effective Line Range: AFTMA 4 / 5 
    Action: Progressive / Mid Flex / Medium  
    Taper: Fast 
    Rod Weight: 72g (2.54 ounces)


    Epic Fiberglass Fly Rod
    Epic 580 s2 Fiberglass Fly Rod Blank
    Epic Fiberglass Fly Rod Blank
  • Why You'll love it

    These are the smoothest, most beautiful fly rods you’ll ever cast. Purposefully designed and exquisitely handcrafted using only the very best components available. Premium quality stripping guides exquisitely finished in translucent Japanese silk wraps, each wrap incredibly strong and stunningly beautiful. 

    Every grip is of premium FLOR grade Portuguese cork traced from the source; a more perfect grip you will not find anywhere.

    Light in the hand and an absolute pleasure to cast; There is simply no better fly rod made - and your absolute delight is guaranteed.

    FastGlass II
    All Epic "Glass" 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 micronfibers developed and produced in the USA. These fibres are almost half the diameter of other unidirectional materials, resulting in tighter, more precise and stronger fly rods. 

    SnakeBelly
    SnakeBelly™ 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.

    SureFit Ferule
    Break a tip? we've got you covered  This ferule system is so precise that breakages can be addressed by simply sending out the replacement part. Gone are the days of having to return a broken section.

    Workmanship
    The level of craftsmanship on each Epic fly rod is unrivalled. You will not see a better-built fly rod anywhere, better components, better workmanship, and better attention to detail.

    Built Epic Tough
    Epic glass rods are incredibly tough. Our S2 FastGlass II has a far higher strength-to-weight ratio than Carbon fibre (graphite) rods. Epic FastGlass rods can endure more acute and severe bends than the equivalent Carbon fibre or even regular S2 glass, tip sections are stronger and far less susceptible to breakages due to high-sticking and problematic rod angles when pulling against load.

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    Got questions? - Drop us a line, we'd love to hear from you.

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    07/28/2022

    Love my 4wt packlight and Backcountry fly reel

    I own a couple of fiberglass rods along with bamboo and graphite and the action of the packlight is smooth and sweet, I would describe it as something in between fiberglass/bamboo and graphite. Small fish are fun and it has no issue with throwing small dry dropper rigs. Can't wait to travel/hike with it!

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    Francis T.
    United States