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EPIC 580 AMBER - New "Fastglass II" 8'0" 5wt - #20526

EPIC 580 AMBER - New "Fastglass II" 8'0" 5wt - #20526


This EPIC AMBER 580 5wt "FastGlass II" Fiberglass has a Lemke LC-1 reel seat in Nickel plated aluminum with  a piece of beautiful OAK BURL in a gloss finish. The grip is a 7" Modified RITZ style from FLOR grade cork. The stripping guide is a  FUJI 12mm with an Alconite ceramic insert.  The Snake Brand snake guides and tip top are wrapped in a Gold Japanese Silk with Taupe Brown trim bands. At the ferrules, stripping guide and at the grip, there is a band of Salmon Red silk for a nice accent.  Epoxy finish protects all thread work and decal areas.  Each ferrule pair has small white alignment dots for easier assembly.

Total weight of this rod is 4.1 oz.


This rod comes complete with a black & gold, powder coated Clear Creek aluminum rod tube with 4-section rod bag.

  • Additional Product Notes

    The latest blank designs by EPIC, the "Fast Glass II" with the partially sanded finish they call "Snakebelly", build into the best in fiberglass trout & streamer rods for river fishing or for trout streams. They are capable of throwing small to med bugs out for bass or delicate dry flies for trout. The new SNAKEBELLY blank designs are levels above anything from the days when there was ONLY fiberglass, thankfully!!


    All of the EPIC rods I have built have been responsive and accurate with their fast tips and were definately a pleasure to cast....it's always a pleasure to watch the line flow out like a dream in the wind!


    RETURNS for CUSTOM FLY RODS:  Fly rods ordered that are to be heavily customized with special reel seats, exotic woods, unique guides systems, or thread color schemes or snake skins, cannot be returned or funds refunded for obvious reasons. It will very well be a beautiful creation but it may not be desired by someone else. So purchase responsibly with this in mind as no returns will be accepted at any time after the order is finalized and work begun. 


    RETURNS  of ONE-of-a-KIND, as-built Fly Rods:   On occasion I will have various models of high quality fly rods available that will be for sale "as built" for immediate shipment, such as the fly rod shown above. This rod may be returned if the customer feels it is not exactly what he or she wants as long as it is returned in the same packaging, rod case, and still in the new and unused condition in which it was received by the customer.  Rod returns for this reason must be post marked for return mailing within a 10-calendar day time frame from the customer's initial receipt of the rod. Customer will be responsible for the return Shipping, Handling & Insurance sufficient to cover the replacement of the fly rod. The rod will be inspected and compared to the photographs taken prior to shipment and any adjustments will be made prior to the monetary refund.  PLEASE request that a signature be required on my end when returning a rod to me for a refund. Without this requirement, I cannot be responsible for lost shipments.  Monetary refunds for returned rods will not include the Shipping, Handling & Insurance costs incurred for the shipment back to me.  Refunds will be sent by mail in the form of a Cashiers Check made out to the original purchaser.  


    Please return the fly rod to my shop address below:

    Sweetwater Fly Rods

    Charles Armontrout

    1907 Hot Springs 

    Covington, VA  24426

    Cell:  540-691-6290


    The product price listed above includes STANDARD US Postal Service GROUND/PRIORITY S&H & Ins. to the lower 48 US states as well as to Alaska and Hawaii...! Also included is tracking along with the requirement of an adult signature at time of delivery. The customer will be given the tracking number after shipment has been made. Any other shipping options requested by the customer will incur an additional fee.


    If UNITED PARCEL SERVICE (UPS) delivery is requested, shipping costs will be an ADDITIONAL $12.00 for the lower 48 states ONLY based upon the surcharges that are added for their delivery service. Shipments to Alaska and Hawaii by United Parcel Service will be considerably more expensive and will be quoted separately as an add-on to the rod cost. If a rod is purchased off of the website, this additional shipping cost will be requested with a PayPal invoice sent to the customer's email prior to shipment.


    Ensure that the mailing address I am given is the correct one for your purchase as I cannot be responsible for the delivery of an order to the wrong address....Trust me, it has happened. I will always require an adult signature to be obtained upon delivery.


    PLEASE CLICK THE LINK TO THE WARRANTY DOCUMENT as that has additional information about shipping, delivery and damages in shipping and what you need to do at the time of receipt if you see the rod has been damaged in transit.