More top tier custom fly rod builders use Epic fly rod blanks than any other. Swift Fly Fishing’s second generation Epic in both Fastglass II and Carbon Graphite II are at the top of their class. RFT Gear has also chosen selected blanks from Red Truck Fly Fishing. These quality 30/40 ton graphite and S-glass models are quickly gaining a reputation for surprising finish, high-performance and outstanding value.
The award-winning Epic from Swift fly fishing is available in a new generation of Carbon Graphite with Silica Nano Matrix adhesive technology. The Epic G2 Carbon represents the highest technology available in rod construction and both the feel and performance are amazing. Fly rods made with these blanks feel lighter and more responsive than before. Epic fastglass blanks are also significantly better. The new Zentron fastglass blank has wow factor that begs to cast and fish. They are also beautiful!
Both versions of the Epic have a semi-ground finish. The Carbon Graphite models are a deep natural black and the Fastglass models are available in both Olive and Salsa. The “snake-belly” finish is both durable and attractive.
When we envisioned the RFT Gear platform, we set out to offer something truly different. Fly rod blanks from Red truck are just that. These blanks are not found anywhere else! By special agreement with the folks at Red Truck, RFT Gear is able to offer a selection of these blanks and make them available to rod builders for the first time ever. We currently offer five models in graphite (both single and double hand) and one glass model. The graphite models feature a natural grey finish and the S-Glass four-weight is a classic, deep, golden-yellow with spigot ferrules. The workmanship on these blanks is top notch and the price will shock you. Both versions feature a partially ground “snake-belly” finish.
Look for additional sizes of both Epic and Red Truck blanks in the near future.