Friday, March 27, 2015

Meet The Very Lucky Epic 888

The newest member of the Swift Fly Fishing FastGlass line up went live this week with the introduction of the "very lucky" Epic 888.  Carl McNeil can't stop, won't stop and this fiberglass eight weight is exactly what I've been waiting for ever since he mentioned that he was going to do some heavier line weight glass in the Epic line up.

I guess fiberglass fly rod dreams do come true...

From the Swift Fly Fishing website...

"Our mighty 888 was designed specifically for chasing Bonefish but is just at home wrangling large freshwater species too. Given there’s not a flat where the wind doesn’t blow we’ve given the 888 an extra powerful butt section, strong tip and fast recovery rate to help punch a line out into those skinny water breezes.

Built using fully unidirectional S2 Glass Fibre the 888 is not only extremely light, it's built to take a pounding. Glass fibre is many times tougher and more resilient than the equivalent blank in Carbon Fibre.

In Chinese tradition, certain numbers are believed to be auspicious and possess special powers. The number 8 signifies prosperity and wealth and is viewed as such an auspicious number that a number with several eights is considered very lucky indeed. We think the 888 is extra lucky because, like us, it was made in New Zealand."

The Epic 888 is offered in Gun Metal Grey and is available as a "Ready To Wrap Rod Kit" or as a fly rod blank alone.

Grain window at 30ft: 202 - 218 GRAINS/13 - 14 GRAMS
Recommended AFFTA line weight: #8
Length: 8' 8"
Pieces: 4

Action: Progressive / Fast
Taper: Fast
Butt Diameter: 12.26mm
Tip Diameter: 2.12mm
Blank Weight: 89 gm - 3.1oz

The first ten customers that use the code "VERY LUCKY" will receive 15% off their Epic 888 blank or rod kit purchase.

Check out the Swift Fly Fishing website for more information. 


Mike Sepelak said...

This has Beaver Island written all over it.

Cameron Mortenson said... will have been several other places for carp and trout and redfish before it makes it to Beaver Island this summer.

bobble said...

Can't stop, won't stop! I see what you did there!

Cameron Mortenson said...

bobble...yep yep...