High-Performance Fly. The Ultimate 5 weight Fly Rod.
Studio Built™ Custom - Our premium fly rod offering. The pinnacle of craftsmanship and performance.
Your unfair advantage. The Epic® 590G is a 5 weight custom-tuned, light, and highly responsive fly rod designed for technical dry fly, emerger and nymph fishing for trout of all sizes.
Dry Fly presentations pinpoint casts and Lazer loops the 590G is the perfect 5wt technical casting rod.
Surprisingly light, tight and super stealthy in our low sheen matt finish, they won't see you coming. You'll be amazed at how light and accurate this fly rod is, helping you form some of the smoothest loops you've ever experienced.
The Epic® 590G is a light and highly responsive fly rod designed specifically for precise dry fly and nymph presentations.
Exquisitely presented and built to last using our flawless FLOR grade cork grips, a rust-proof Fuji titanium 'Tangle Free' stripping guide, industry-leading smooth casting blank and the worlds most beautiful and functional patentedEpic® Tri reel seat. All topped off with translucent smoke grey wraps and subtle red accents.
Super stealthy in our non-reflective satin SnakeBelly™ finish, the 590G utilises industry-leading Graphene nano resins to help create a lighter, stronger more responsive carbon fiber (graphite) fly rod.
Exquisitely handcrafted to order and delivered directly to your door.
Experience the Epic® difference
Industry-leading fly rod blank specifically chosen & high graded for your fly rod build
Fuji titanium "tangle-free" stripping guide
SureFit™ Ferrule System for immediate section replacement
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.
SureFit™ ferrule system - immediate section replacement
Flor Grade Premium Cork grip
The smooth operator. Incredibly smooth loading and unloading the 590G will help shape some of the nicest loops you've ever cast.
Studio Built. Handcrafted, One at a Time. Each Epic Custom is handcrafted specifically for you from start to finish here in our studio workshop - no detail is overlooked. When purchasing one of our carbon fibre rods you can be confident that you are investing in premium engineering, componentry and craftsmanship.
The Epic Action. Epic G series would best be described as Medium Fast in action. Epic G series are light without sacrificing strength.
Tough Our use of 100% non-woven fibre and Silica nano matrix technology makes for a very tough, lightweight and extremely responsive blank.
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.
Each Studio Built Fly Rod is skilfully handcrafted for you our customer when you order it, no two are exactly alike.
Each fly rod is individually hand-crafted, balanced, inspected and tested here in our Wanaka workshop by one of our master rod builders. No aspect is overlooked, each fly rod as perfect as we can make it and of heirloom quality. You’ll be passing this fly rod on to your kids.
Light in the hand and an absolute pleasure to cast; There is simply no better fly rod made - and your absolute delight is guaranteed.
Better Components Each handcrafted Epic carbon fibre fly rod boasts the very finest components available:
SureFit™ ferrule system - immediate section replacement
Silica nano matrix fly rod blank with internally reinforced ferrule system
Sure-Fit™ ferrule system. Makes section replacements simple
Helical wound core construction - light while giving superior strength
Stunning Japanese Silk thread wraps
Finest quality Portuguese cork grip
Top Quality Fiji Torzite Titanium Guides - Corrosion proof
Premium quality snake guides from Snake brand USA - Highly corrosion resistant
Our original design flip top rod sock - just better
We believe there is no better fly rod made.
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 lightweight construction and superior strength.
100% Carbon Helix Core A 100% 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 technology. 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 the 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.