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A quiver of Epics
Post 13 Apr 2020, 22:19 • #1 
Sport
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Location: New Zealand
Currently in lock-down here in New Zealand, so using the time wisely to work on a number of Epic builds. From left to right:

Epic Boca Grande 1280: Equipped with a titanium reel seat and color-matched glass reel seat insert. Built for a Tarpon trip that I was planning on the back of a work trip to Tampa (that has now been canceled due to COVID), so will probably sell, as nothing big enough down here to warrant me having a 12 weight!

Epic 686: Building for a client in Norway.

Epic 580: Building for a client in New Zealand, with a down-locking Lemke seat and green spalted maple insert

Epic 476 Packlight (five piece): Building to sell, but love this rod so much I may just have to keep it!



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Re: A quiver of Epics
Post 14 Apr 2020, 08:06 • #2 
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Very nice!


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Re: A quiver of Epics
Post 14 Apr 2020, 09:33 • #3 
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That's a handful alright. How about some close up pics of the wraps, seats etc?


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Re: A quiver of Epics
Post 14 Apr 2020, 11:27 • #4 
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Looks good.


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Re: A quiver of Epics
Post 14 Apr 2020, 11:40 • #5 
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A 12 weight through 4 weight should handle just about any opportunity that shows up! They look great.


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Re: A quiver of Epics
Post 14 Apr 2020, 11:44 • #6 
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Love it! Love Epic rods!


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Re: A quiver of Epics
Post 14 Apr 2020, 12:10 • #7 
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Sweet builds!


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Re: A quiver of Epics
Post 14 Apr 2020, 14:20 • #8 
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Great looking rods with exceptional cork.


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Re: A quiver of Epics
Post 15 Apr 2020, 05:17 • #9 
Sport
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How about some close up pics of the wraps, seats etc?


Sure thing, these are in various stages of being finished as I write this, so once the rod finish is on, I'll post some better close-ups.


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Re: A quiver of Epics
Post 15 Jun 2020, 00:41 • #10 
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Location: South Island, New Zealand
Lovely work. I'm planning a 5-pce Packlight for my next project, just as a backup rod (in case the inevitable happens on the first day of a five day headwaters trip) and wondering about the action compared to the 476. Guessing it's ever so slightly stiffer which isn't a bad thing ... any thoughts?


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