Monday, March 11, 2019

Swift Epic 703

The smallest in the series. This seven foot three weight is such a smooth, easy casting rod that I think many new comers into the "glass world" will apreciate. 

Swift did a terrific job with the new composite called Zentron, wich offers a unique combination of properties, more strength and impact resistance and less weight than conventional S2-glass.

The new material feels a little bit crisper (higher modulus fiber) but smoother (refined tapers) than the old one, maybe in between glass and graphite for casting feel, but that could be a subjective statement.

There is a saying that materials come and go. Well, these blanks have beautiful progressive tapers, load incredibly easy and make precise casting at all ranges.

Overall, these new rods are slimmer and lighter, the Katana glass tubes add to that as well making for a very light package.

Check this beautiful 703 build. I have more coming this year. Thanks for looking!

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