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    Default 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 .

    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.







    "Blessed is the fly fisher who's quiver contains grass, glass & graphite custom rods." Book of Rods 3:16

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    Default Re: Epic Fiberglass build

    that rod is a beauty....would love to be able to build such beautiful rods

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    Default Re: Epic Fiberglass build

    A very beautiful rod. Looks like one of those Kabuto blanks.

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    Default Re: Epic Fiberglass build

    Pete
    Another beautiful build, congrats on the most excellent craftsmanship!

    Larry
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    Default 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.
    "Be yourself; everyone else is already taken" - Oscar Wilde

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    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
    "Blessed is the fly fisher who's quiver contains grass, glass & graphite custom rods." Book of Rods 3:16

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    That is a beautiful rod!! Awesome build! If it casts half as good as it looks your set!! Very nice!
    "I was born to fish" Lee Wulff
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    Default Re: Epic Fiberglass build

    That is a really nice looking rod, I've really got to try a glass rod.
    Tim

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    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!!!!
    Don't look back ... we ain't goin' that way!

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    That is one sweet and classy rod

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