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Studio DH13 Two Handed Spey Rod

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  • Product Details

    Presenting the finest two-handed Spey rod

    Studio Built™ Custom - Our premium fly rod offering. The pinnacle of craftsmanship and performance.

    Each Epic two-handed Spey rod is a custom-tuned, advanced, lightweight, and highly responsive two-handed fly rod.

    Titanium stripping guides, the best cork in the industry, Japanese silk wraps, CNC machined reel seat with self-locating hood, alignment dots and a handwritten inscription - this is a two-handed fly rod like no other.

    3 Weights. One length. 6 Pieces.

    After talking to expert Spey casters around the world a 13ft two-hander was clearly the most versatile and useful length for most two-handed casters. A standardized length across our range also makes line selection a comparatively easy task.

    Epic two-handed blanks come in 3 different weights/power configurations:
    5 / 6 Trout Spey
    6 / 7 Large Trout & Steelhead
    7 / 8 Salmon & large Steelhead

    Recommended Grain Windows:
    5 / 6 Trout Spey: 340 - 420 grains. 
    6 / 7 Large Trout & Steelhead: 420 - 480 grains. 
    7 / 8 Salmon & large Steelhead: 470 - 530 grains. 


    Feedback from travelling anglers told us that conventional 4 piece rods were too long to travel with, we took that on board and produce all our two-handers in a convenient 6 piece configuration. These big rods will easily fit in your luggage alongside a single-handed fly rod.

    Our unique ground ferrule system means actions are precise and indistinguishable from a standard 4 piece 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)
    • SureFit™ Ferrule System for immediate section replacement
    • Stealthy and chip-resistant SnakeBelly™ Finish
    • 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

    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.

    We believe there is no better fly rod made.

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

  • Specifications

    Action: Progressive. Medium fast
    Length: 13ft all models
    Weight: 200g - 206g depending on model (7oz to 7.2oz)
    Fore grip length: 325mm (12.7 inches)
    Rear grip length:125mm (4.9 inches)

    Epic two-handed blanks come in 3 different weights/power configurations:
    6 Trout Spey
    7 Large Trout & Steelhead
    8 Salmon & large Steelhead

    Recommended Grain Windows:
    5 / 6 Trout Spey: 340 - 420 grains. 
    6 / 7 Large Trout & Steelhead: 420 - 480 grains. 
    7 / 8 Salmon & large Steelhead: 470 - 530 grains. 

  • Why You'll love it

    If you've struggled with stiff lifeless Spey rods this will be a breath of fresh air. Easy, smooth casting is the name of the game. AND it's a six-piece so is about the same length as a standard 9 footer when broken down.

    Better Components
    Each handcrafted Epic carbon fibre fly rod boasts the very finest components available: 

    • 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
    • SnakeBelly™ finish with a super hard gloss coat to protect your rod
    • Stunning Japanese Silk thread wraps
    • Finest quality Portuguese cork grip
    • Titanium stripper guides - Corrosion proof
    • Premium quality snake guides from Snake brand USA - Highly corrosion resistant 
    • Our original design flip top rod sock - just better
    • Katana Rod Tube
    • Cleaning cloth

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


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Brian H.
Australia Australia
Fantastic Xmas Present

I was so excited to get my Xmas present this year an epic DH8/13. As expected the service, quality and the workmanship was first class. As a full time guide and casting instructor this rod has to not only look good but first and foremost it has be a great rod to cast and fish with. I not only fish this rod in rivers but more often off the rocks and off the beach and in the hands of clients new to fishing and casting Spey rods. All of my rods have to perform well and stand up to harsh saltwater environments my livelihood depends on it. I love my new Epic and the feedback from my clients is has been very positive. I get to cast a lot of rods and I wouldn’t swap my Epic for any of them. Thanks for making such beautiful rods, Brian Henderson.

Shaun A.
Australia Australia
DH13 6# two hander

This rod has the stunning workmanship of all the Epic rods and will become my go to rod for both local and overseas fishing with the added bonus of being an ideal size and weight for teaching.

John B.
United States United States
Epic DH13 Two Handed Spey Rod

This rod is an absolute pleasure to cast and it has incredible feel when fighting fish. It is such a forgiving rod that just seems to load up and launch line even when your casting stroke may be touch off, and when it is on, it is mind blowing. The 13ft length still feels incredibly light in hand and so smooth and crisp. I love the 6 piece design for travel reasons and you give up nothing in terms of rod action. The 6 wt trout Spey is perfect for AK trout and I love it for summer Steelhead on the Deschutes. The uniquness of this rod makes it something everyone should have in their quiver. The fact that it is a beautiful, hand made product, only makes it more desirable. I absolutely love fishing this Spey.

Patrik D.
Happily married!

Feel like this rod was made for me. Or was I made for her? Anyhow, I will dedicate my life and love to her and I hope she will trust me as much as I trust her. She gives me joy, confidence and superb casts! Please let me know as soon as a 14” #9 is in the making ❤️ Or would that make me unfaithful?

bashar h.
United States United States
You can't get better than this ....

To make it short... I have never cast a better fly rod.