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Studio 5wt 590G Carbon Fiber Fly Rod

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  • Product Details

    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 patented Epic® 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
    • 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.

    Recommended line weight: AFTMA #5 
    Length: 9'
    Pieces: 4
    Weight: 90g / 3.1oz

    • Premium Fuji Torzite® Tangle Free Titanium Guides - Corrosion proof
    • 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.

    Our use of 100% non-woven fibre and Silica nano matrix technology makes for a very tough, lightweight and extremely responsive blank.

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

  • Specifications

    Taper: Medium / Fast
    Action: Medium Fast  / Mid Flex
    Lockup point: Top third
    Resonant Frequency: 3.3 Hz
    Material: 57msi Carbon Blend
    Core: 100% Carbon Helix Core
    Recommended line weight: AFTMA #5 
    Length: 9'
    Pieces: 4
    Weight: 90g / 3.1oz
    Action Angle: 70 degrees
    ELN: 5 
    Optimal Grain Window: 130 - 155 Grains 

  • Why You'll love it

    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: 

    • Premium Fuji Torzite® Tangle Free Titanium Guides - Corrosion proof
    • 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
    • SnakeBelly™ finish 
    • 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
    • Cleaning cloth

    We believe there is no better fly rod made.

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

    Buy with Confidence: The Epic Promise.

    100% Satisfaction Guarantee and Epic Lifetime Warranty 

    Best 5 wt Graphite Fly Rod Epic 590 C Advanced Carbon Fiber Fly Rod



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


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Brian O.
New Zealand New Zealand

Great fly rod and great company

My 590C is a delight to cast. Workmanship is as good as it gets. Besides the joy of casting and fishing to 590C, it has been an absolute pleasure being involved with Epic’s customer service and all the cool things they do.

Jay E.
United States United States

Best 5wt. rod

I have used this rod many days over the past two years. It casts nicely with amazing distance. It mends well. I mostly throw a dry fly but have nymped with it many times. Several anglers have asked to cast it as it throws line farther than any other.

The Swift Fly Fishing Company Studio 5wt 590G Carbon Fiber Fly Rod Review
United Kingdom United Kingdom

New Zealand Butter

I bought the 590 C completely blind. I was after a rod with a slightly through action but not to much. I also wanted supreme lightness with high power through the torque curve. It needed also to be tough and resilient to the odd over powered punch and unexpected scrapes and knocks which I encounter dozens of times every trip. The rod also needed to lay line at short to medium range exactly where the line of the rod fell and a superb feel when fish were on the end. Not much to ask then? Well this rod did all of the above attributes and more and when they come together they are more than the sum of their parts. Basically it’s friggin superb but unfortunately for you, you will never know……. Or will you?

Michael R.
United States United States

Hands down - best rod on market

I only purchase Swift rods and have pushed my preferences onto other fly fishing enthusiasts -- this one was a gift to a Colorado angler. No longer an enthusiast, but rather a Swift zealot.

Nick T.

My Go To Rod

I’ve been waiting to write this review until I had put the 590C through it’s paces. For the last four months, I’ve used this rod in just about every trout fishing scenario you can imagine. Delicate dry fly presentations, dry-dropper rigs, streamers, etc. I can definitively tell you that the 590C has done everything I have asked it to do well, and it has become my go to trout rod. It protects tippets incredibly well, while at the same time having enough “guts” to toss a triple fly rig in a strong wind. I have owned a lot of great fly rods over the years, and my 590C is the best 5 weight I have ever fished.