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Epic 686 Black Special Edition Fly Rod

In early December we announced a small run of special edition black fly rods based on our ever popular Fastglass 686 blank. The rods and blanks sold out in 48 hrs, and as the last one leaves our shop and we begin to catch up I've had time to take a few snaps of what for me is one of the slickest rods to leave our small studio. (stay tuned we'll be doing a 4 pice version of this rod sometime in the new year)

Big ups to the builder of this black sublimeness, Trevor Bourne - bloody nice job Trev.

Epic 686 Special Edition:

Blank: Epic 686, black
Grip: Full Wells w fighting butt
Reel Seat: Epic bar stock CNC machined alloy
Guides: Snake Brand dark nickel
Stripper: Super hard diamond coated ceramic
Wraps: YLI silk, black
Builder: Trevor Bourne, the Swift Fly Fishing Company

 

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  • Carl McNeil
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  • Chuck
    Chuck

    That black is gorgeous and what a nice build!

    When do you expect additional black blanks, and any i 3 piece or will they be 4? I might lean toward a 3 in the 686 for a first build as that is time proven.

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