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4wt - Packlight FastGlass® Fly Rod Building Kit

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  • Product Details

    476 Packlight Fly Rod Kit 

    4wt - Packlight Fiberglass backpacking fly rod kit (5 pieces)

    Our famous 476  reconfigured as an ultra-packable backpacking fly rod. The Epic multi-piece Packlight fly rod is designed to pack into your favourite spot. Designed fish in tight confined creeks but still with the backbone and pulling power of a much larger rod - the 5 piece 476 Packlight is the deal.

    Our Epic Ready to Wrap Rod Kit makes life easy - we’ve done much of the hard work for you. The kit contains all the components, glues, rod finish and instructions you’ll need to build your own unique custom Epic fly rod.

    Recommended line weight: AFTMA #4 
    Length: 7'6"
    Pieces: 5
    Tube Lenght: 55cm / 22 inches

    Each Kit contains:

    • Epic branded uplocking reel seat with colour-matched fiberglass insert
    • Genuine Epic fly rod blank + Matching reel seat insert
    • High quality fiberglass rod tube + Premium hand sewn rod sock
    • Premium AAA cork grip + Epic reel seat
    • Snake guide set + High-quality stripper guide
    • Glue kit (preloaded syringes, grip & tip epoxy, brushes, mixing cups & full instructions)
    • China-graph marking pencil + Rod stands
    • Comprehensive 50-page build book with step by step instructions
    • Stickers / Decals
    • *Japanese Silk threads. Each kit includes natural 212 silk (we include instructions on how to use this to make perfectly clear ghost wraps) and black thread for trims. These default threads can be substituted for other stock colours on request. View Stock Thread Colours

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

  • 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
    Blank Weight: 47g

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    Epic Fiberglass fly rods
    Fiberglass fly rod back packing fly rod kit
  • Why You'll love it

    The most comprehensive and complete fly rod kits made

    Each Epic Ready To Wrap Kit contains everything you need to make a great fly rod. The very best fly rod building components available, all designed to fit together seamlessly. No Reaming, No Drilling, No Sanding - all Epic.

    No reaming, no drilling, no sanding. Too Easy.
    Building a great custom fly rod is no mean feat, selecting the correct matching components can be an intimidating exercise alone. Then there’s those wraps, the cork and glue...

    Our Epic Ready to Wrap Rod Kit makes life easy - we’ve done much of the hard work for you. The kit contains all the components, glues, rod finish and instructions you’ll need to build your own unique custom Epic fly rod.

    The components in our Epic Ready to Wrap Rod Kit have all been specifically designed to work together. Each cork grip is ported to receive our Epic reel seats perfectly. Easily assembled step by step. 

    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-micron fibers 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™ 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.

    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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New Zealand New Zealand

4wt Packlight FastGlass Building Kit

packaging looks great, all the components are included and the instructions are comprehensive. I look forward to the assembly process.

Australia Australia


I think I have a flyfishing obsession and an Epic rod building addiction. I've now built a Bandit, 590C, 580, 576G-6 (x 2) and most recently the 476 Packlight. Of course I can justify all of them but the underlying reason I've built them is the kits are uniformly great, the customer service from Epic outstanding and the build is such a fun and satisfying experience. At the end of it you have a rod that is a delight to fish.

Shyla D.
United States United States

Great rod!

Once again, I was very impressed with Epic! This Packlight rod arrived in a timely manner and was exactly what I was expecting. The blank was the olive color and wrapped with blue silk and an inlay on each guide. It came out beautifully and the responsiveness of the rod is what I have come to expect from an Epic fiberglass blank. Epic blanks are by far my favorite to build on and I will be back again and again!

The Swift Fly Fishing Company 4wt - Packlight FastGlass® Fly Rod Building Kit Review
cheyne s.
United States United States

2nd build 3rd rod

Love the build kits. Premium product easy to use. Never built a rod and both came out great.

Murray B.
New Zealand New Zealand

476 Packlight

This is the second EPIC rod i have built now, as always the components are top notch. Very surprised at the power of such a light rod, accuracy is phenominal! Waiting on my 590c kit to turn up now!!