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Swift Epic Fly Rods

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These seem really interesting to me, I've been looking at new blanks to build a 8 weight to chuck out poopers to bass and the various species we find on the trail (poons, occasional snook)

 

Has anyone used these rods? I'm a sucker for new products, and these glass rods sound pretty awesome.

 

Could use some Intel on them before I purchase, Im having a hard time find reviews on them other than on their website. Particularly the 580

http://swiftflyfishing.com/collections/epic-fly-rod-blanks

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I have read few good reviews of rods made to Epic Class blanks. I would consider Epic Bandit and perhaps shorten the butt section o reduce its swing weight. I send a PM to you.

 

I bought CTS Quartz 7ft #10 class blank but haven'y built it yet.

 

Esa

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I have read few good reviews of rods made to Epic Class blanks. I would consider Epic Bandit and perhaps shorten the butt section o reduce its swing weight. I send a PM to you.



I bought CTS Quartz 7ft #10 class blank but haven'y built it yet.



Esa



I've got a suite of the Epics, including the Bandit (I also own the 476, 580 and the 686). There's no need to shorten the Bandit to reduce swing weight: it's already 7'6" and feels light in the hand.


Nominally, it's classified as a 10wt, but it is great on any line between 6 and 12. It's particularly well suited to the short head lines like Ambush and Rio OBS. Put an 8wt Ambush on it and you'll be in heaven.


The 580 would not be great for tossing large poopers, or even poppers .... :D Not too bad for smaller poppers though.


Cheers,



Graeme


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OK Graeme! For me there is something "special" of 7' to 7'6'' length for SH rod. I have experienced too that class fiber rods "tolerate" wider envelope of line weights and obviously its because they bend even without line, under their own weight, so it is possible to cast unbelievable light lines. I gave a hint to saltlifedog to your thingy about Epic rods in SL.

 

Esa

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