Trouble, meet El Bandido, the Epic 10wt fiberglass fly rod
Studio Built™ Custom - Our premium fly rod offering. The pinnacle of craftsmanship and performance.
One tough customer. At 8' for a 10# the Epic Bandit is the perfect weapon for wrangling tough species like Pike, Bass, Snook, Baby Tarpon and Musky. Titanium stripper guides and alloy reel seats mean the Bandit is a saltwater beast. Exquisitely handcrafted to order and delivered directly to your door.
The Bandit is an amazing casting machine and about as much fun as you can have with your pants on.
A specialist tactical fly rod, the Bandit makes short work of large species in confined situations and is great for Kayak fishing.
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)
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.
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 is 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.
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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Wow, the build is flawless, love the titanium guides and the reel seat. The Cork grip is easily the best I’ve seen and that green is so delicious. Ive not done any big trips yet but have done quite a bit of casting and a number of short day trips out from home. -this this is a rocket!