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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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The Swift Fly Fishing Company Studio DH13 Two Handed Spey Rod Review

Outstanding performance

I’ve long been a fan of the Fast Glass rods and have pretty much exclusively fished the 480-3 on local trout streams for the last eighteen months or so. Earlier this year I had the opportunity to cast two of the carbon rods, the 690C and 7130C DH. With an Alaskan rainbow trip around the corner I decided to invest in the 8wt. I was not disappointed: it threw 540-570 grain Skagit lines with 10’ T-14 tips and medium-sized weighted streamers with ease and was a joy to cast a Scandi line on too. I’m still relatively new to spey casting and I haven’t tried all that many DH rods so it’s difficult to describe the action other than that it feels considerably faster in the tip, yet you still feel the rod load all the way down and it has a ton of backbone when you need it. Not only is it incredibly compact, making it a breeze to travel with, but it is also surprising light, perfect for long days on the river. In short, I’ll be hard pressed to find a reason to take my other ‘big rod’ out anytime soon. Fingers crossed an opportunity will arise to treat myself to the 6wt.

David K.
United States
The Swift Fly Fishing Company Studio DH13 Two Handed Spey Rod Review

Epic DH13 6pce 7130C a piece of art

Extremely nice to look at and very light for type of rod. The finish on all areas is top notch. Best cork seen on any rod full stop. Thanks for a top class product

Nick L.
New Zealand New Zealand
The Swift Fly Fishing Company Studio DH13 Two Handed Spey Rod ReviewThe Swift Fly Fishing Company Studio DH13 Two Handed Spey Rod Review

The stealth

I have been casting my new Epic 7/8 weight two hander for a few weeks and so far I have run. A mid-belly, skagit and scandi head with full sinking to intermediate tips, a ballistic launcher, and a Wulff super salmon Spey. I have found lines closer to the eight weight in grain scale work a little better. I would say the rod has a progressive action which was a surprise considering the number of ferrules. More pieces means more ferrules which often means stiffness but not here,with the tip of the rod loading nicely during the forward cast and when required plenty of flex left through the mid section when needed for long sink tips and heavier flies, its light weight which makes it's a great fishing tool and also it's easier to transport. It will be my weapon of choice on some up coming trips and casting days.

Shaun A.
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.

Brian H.
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.

Shaun A.
Australia Australia