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EPIC Glass -"The BANDIT" rides again!   8'0" 10 wt - Ser #23523

ALPS Tri-Angle aluminum Up-Locking reel seat in Anodized Gunmetal Grey - FLOR grade cork grip at 7½" modified RITZ style that fits easily to various hand sizes - 2" Fighting Butt - ALPS Chrome 16 & 12 mm ceramic stripping guides that match the Snake Brand snake guides & 8mm Ceramic tip top - Guide wraps are nylon w/ metallic trim rings - Multiple coats of epoxy finish protects all thread work and decal areas.

Complete with a 2½" black Clear Creek aluminum rod tube and rod bag.  Total weight: 5.8 oz

Available for immediate sale in the Fly Rod Shop - Select above image for more views

 Customers are my greatest asset.  Thanks for being one!

Welcome to. . . Sweetwater Fly Rods  
Please call me at 540.691.6290 or e-mail if you need additional information or a price quote for your custom fly rod.
Have it built YOUR way...!!

All of the rods and blanks listed as available will be
built to the quality level one would say is . . . .

"TOP SHELF"... and as defined,  
"Top-shelf things or people that are of a very high standard or quality." Yep, that's what they are!!
And that is exactly what the customer expects!!

The finest glass & carbon blanks -

The finest reel seats - Lemke, Struble & ALPS

All picked, dried and stabilized in house

True hand sorted FLOR grade cork directly from Portugal

Snake Brand Universal snakes

FUJI & ALPS Stripping guides
Arguello & Struble Agates

100% Japanese Silk for fiberglass fly rods

Nylon for graphite & heavier fiberglass 
Epoxy finish on all thread and decal areas

I do not have various levels of "builds" as others
may have, I have only one . . . .
. .
the best it can be for the customer...!

And the PHOTOGRAPHY . . . .all done in-house by me!



Below is a collection of CUSTOM BUILDS and previously sold rods from the SHOP

Select specs button to see more images.

Recently SOLD rods at top of list

Thanks for stopping by! Charlie

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Trout Unlimited and help preserve our cold water fisheries.

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The mission of Casting for Recovery is to enhance the lives of women with breast cancer by connecting them to each other and nature through the therapeutic sport of fly fishing.


Visit Casting for Recovery's site and join me in helping support this fine organization and it's mission.


or any fishing rod for that matter. . . . . .

Please read these two articles by Tom Kirkman



Both articles are in one PDF file and can be down loaded as needed for future reference. Reading these articles will give the new owner, or even a well seasoned one, some good insight on what can happen to a rod blank to weaken it, why one breaks at the wrong time and a lot of info about

how not to do the things that endanger

the life of your new fly rod.....!


The Mayfly Project is a 501(c)(3) national organization that uses fly fishing as a catalyst to mentor and support children in foster care. 

Visit The Mayfly Project site and join me in helping support this fine organization and the children.

"Everyone needs an escape. For me, my escape is fly fishing. During some of the most trying times of my adult life I have used a fly rod as a coping mechanism.

The river is a place where I can immerse myself in God’s creation and forget about everything but mending."


Jess Westbrook, Founder -The MayFly Project

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