Reference 5wt 586-6G Backpacking Fly Rod


Reference 5wt 586-6G Backpacking Fly Rod

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The Swift Fly Fishing Company Reference 5wt 586-6G Backpacking Fly Rod Review

Another great fly rod

I was looking for a quality fly rod that is easy to travel with. I certainly found that in the Reference Backpacking Fly Rod. The rod fit nicely in my travel gear. Also, the rod does not disappoint in casting and accuracy. This is my second rod from Epic and they certainly deliver a superior product.

Mary J.
United States United States

Reference 5wt 586-6G Backpacking Fly Rod

Nice feeling rod took it to NZ in January and it performed really well. When I needed soft presentations it was perfect but still handled everything else. It was great to be able to pack it down and put it in my back pack for those long walk ins

Richard M.

Great rod for backpacking...or not

Found this rod casts very well. Accurate, with a faster action, but not too stiff to deliver a delicate cast. The fact that it’s a 6-piece rod and easily packable does not detract one bit from its functionality and fitness for any purpose where you need a 5 weight rod. Highly recommended.

A The Swift Fly Fishing Company Customer
John S.
New Zealand New Zealand

Epic 586 G

Well I have to admit, the purchase of this rod was an impulse buy. Who needed another 5 weight fly rod, not me! Well once I saw the sale I knew I just had to have one. I pulled the trigger (again my 4th Epic now) and 7 days later the rod arrived. First impressions were, man how small I’d this rod tube. I took it out of its tube and the build quality was outstanding. I rigged it up with an SA Trout taper and off to the park I went. Short casts off the tip, no problem. Casts up to 40ft, super accurate. Casts to 70ft and no tip wobble. So, how happy am I with my new 5 weight. Super bloody excited. Tassie in Jan, NZ in Feb where this rod will be put through its paces. Another great product, well done Carl and team.

Simon P.
Australia Australia
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