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petee 08-04-2013 11:41 AM

Epic Fiberglass build
 
Haven't finished a rod in a few weeks and felt the withdrawals from the build addiction starting to take hold. Thankfully I quelled the withdrawals by finishing up this rod. Got so hooked on the Epic glass, I haven't had the chance to even plane any Bamboo lately :D.

Blank: Epic Fiberglass 480 Nude, 4 wt. 3 piece
Seat Lemke up locking dark nickel
Guides: Snake brand universals dark nickel
Check & Tip top: Snake brand dark nickel
Seat insert: Maple burl
Handle: modified full wells
Wraps: Fish Hawk silk white with two turn light blue trim wraps. No color preserver to get the clear wraps.

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/f...ps5ab10cfc.jpg

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/f...pse4886a00.jpg

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/f...psc6162526.jpg

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jpbfly 08-04-2013 01:53 PM

Re: Epic Fiberglass build
 
:thumbsup:that rod is a beauty....would love to be able to build such beautiful rods:rolleyes:;)

nick k 08-05-2013 12:52 PM

Re: Epic Fiberglass build
 
A very beautiful rod. Looks like one of those Kabuto blanks.

mcnerney 08-05-2013 01:49 PM

Re: Epic Fiberglass build
 
Pete
Another beautiful build, congrats on the most excellent craftsmanship!

Larry

troutnut4 08-05-2013 02:38 PM

Re: Epic Fiberglass build
 
I love the look of this rod, your choice of dark nickle and the agate stripping guide matches the reel seat so well. I understand that the Epic blanks are made of "S" glass and are a little faster than Kabuto's "E" glass. I was a little reluctant to order a nude blank at first but placed an order with George (Tightloop) and have been waiting almost four months. Can't wait to try glass. It should be quite different from my Sages and Hardy rods. I like to hear how your Epic casts when you getting around to using it.:fishing:

petee 08-05-2013 02:53 PM

Re: Epic Fiberglass build
 
troutnut4,

Personal opinion they cast like a dream. I am by no means a great caster, but I can hit where I aim with my Epics ;). As far as distance it casts as far as I demand.... which isn't to the backing. Accuracy and presentation is much more important to me than distance. But then again I fish mainly streams and medium sized rivers.

Pete

theboz 08-05-2013 02:59 PM

Re: Epic Fiberglass build
 
That is a beautiful rod!! Awesome build! If it casts half as good as it looks your set!! Very nice!

bear 007 08-07-2013 07:46 PM

Re: Epic Fiberglass build
 
That is a really nice looking rod, I've really got to try a glass rod.

Auntie Em 08-11-2013 10:23 AM

Re: Epic Fiberglass build
 
Bear?? Please be forewarned ... it's a slippery slope. You can't just build one glass rod. All other rods pale in comparison. Just so you know.


petee? whoa! beautious!!!!

swcr 08-26-2013 07:25 AM

Re: Epic Fiberglass build
 
That is one sweet and classy rod


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