Updated August 15, 2022

On this page you will find the models for the EPIC line of FASTGLAS II blanks, models by McFarland Rod Company, Blue Halo & CTS of New Zealand. These are the blanks I currently have in stock that can be custom built as requested....

ALWAYS check the "Sweetwater Fly Rod Shop" button to see what's available for immediate purchase.    CALL OR E-MAIL TO RESERVE ANY OF THESE ROD BLANKS listed below and I will return a quote promptly after we determine the design details.

See Fly Rod Purchase Tab for more details.


Call or write if you are interested in a custom rod built on one of Mike's fiberglass or carbon creations listed below. I will send a quote back to you promptly.

Here is the McFarland blanks I have on order and

in-house & ready to be built..

Ameriglass Classic  - 3pc Clear/Natural Glass

ONE (1)      7'6"  4wt  3pc - Still waiting!

ONE (1)       8'6"  5wt  3pc - Still waiting!

The Classic models are designed with a slower, yet highly refined,

taper and a traditional, deep flexing glass feel.  Classic blanks

excel at true fishing distances and roll casting but will

still make longer casts with ease.  Classic blanks offer high

line feel and unmatched smoothness. (Mike McFarland)

GTX Models - 4pc Clear/Natural Glass

8'0"  4wt  4pc (SOLD)

ONE (1)   8'6"  4wt  4pc - On Hand

8'6"  5wt  4pc (SOLD)

ONE (1)   8'6"  5wt  4pc - On Hand

TWO (2)       8'6"  6wt  4pc  - Still waiting!

TAILWIND - Graphite

ONE (1)  9'0"  6wt  4pc - - Still waiting!


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EPIC Fiberglass Fast Glass II series blanks available


            1      888 El. BLUE  8'8" 8wt  4pc -    +1 Being Built


            3      686 OLIVE  8'6"  6wt  4pc

             2      686 AMBER  8'6"  6wt  4pc  -     +1 FINISHED

             1      686 El. BLUE  8'6"  6wt  4pc

             1      580 AMBER  8'0"  5wt  4pc  -     +1 FINISHED

             2      580 OLIVE  8'0"  5wt  4pc

             1      476 OLIVE  7'6"  4wt  4pc

             1      476 AMBER  7'6"  4wt  4pc

             1      476 SALSA  7'6"  4wt  4pc

All of the blanks listed above are available.


EPIC Carbon - Fly Rod Models Available

ONE (1) EPIC Carbon 690C's -9' 6wt 4pc

remains on site and ready to be custom built...!!!


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I have on hand TWO CTS 7'6" 6wt 4pc in the new color - "MAMBA" green  metalflake which is close to a lime green but doesn't make one's eyes bug out!  A very nice and pleasing color. 

One "MAMBA" green is FINISHED and is currently on the Rod Shop page.

Available CTS Rods for immediate sale in the Sweetwater Fly Rod Shop


Affinity X series:  7'6"  6wt  4pc

Chameleon Green-Gold metalflake

Rod serial #20524

CTS Quartz 8'0" 5wt 4pc Fiberglass:

This is the natural translucent glass color

Rod serial #20513

EXTRA CTS Glass Blank Available

ONE (1)  CTS Quartz 8'0" 5wt 4pc - NATURAL GLASS

is available for a custom build


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All Blue Halo blanks are available by special order.

Call or write for a quote

One available below:

7'6"  4wt  4pc - Retro-Flex 3 in Natural

See Sweetwater Fly Rod Shop