Friday, September 22, 2017

Swift Epic 888

Everyone knows I'm a light tackle trout guy. Building this "monster" Epic glass rod was quite an experience. I am most happy of this 888 in salsa and how it came out. It was a custom order but I pretty much had the freedom I wanted to make it happen. I love building new blanks and it's always something special about new builds and some "freedom of expression" is always great.

The rod features oversized Struble agate stripping guides and heavy duty chrome snake guides.  First agate stripping guide is braced for extra strength. Transparent silk wraps tipped cinnamon. A strikingly beautiful heavy duty Lemke reel seat with highly figured burl wood and matching winding check. 

This beauty will bend on dorado in Argentina pretty soon and is also saltwater "approved". I am stoked to see some fish caught on it! Thanks for looking!