690C series carbon fibre fly rod blank
Advanced, High Performance Freshwater Fly.
Our Epic range of Glass Fibre is synonymous with industry leading excellence, and for anglers wanting to experience that same level of excellence in a longer, faster blank we present the Epic C series of high performance Carbon Fibre.
The Epic 690 C
is an extremely light responsive blank designed specifically for larger dry fly, nymph & streamer fishing for trout of all sizes.
As Good as it Gets.
Epic C series are a state of the art fly rod blank. The most sophisticated composite materials and production processes are used in their construction. Full Helical construction, multi modulus, All unidirectional carbon fibre and the lowest resin counts in the industry. We believe this is the most sophisticated fly rod blank available.
Developed in New Zealand, where the big fish are.
While glass shines when it comes to strength, beauty, durability and downright fly casting soul; Carbon Fibre excels for longer, lighter sticks requiring high recovery speeds.
Epic C (Carbon) series fly rod blanks are state of the art fly fishing tools. The lockup point develops in the top third of the blank, and although recovery rates are fast, the Epic C series would best be described as Mid Flex (Orvis) or Medium fast (Sage).They are light without sacrificing strength (lighter than the equivalent Sage Method btw) and they look absolutely stunning.
New Zealand is a land of diversity and the perfect laboratory to develop world leading flyfishing equipment. Our DNA is in fly fishing & teaching fly casting, our technology partner CTS is at the forefront of modern blank development - a perfect match.
"Techno’ speak aside, I genuinely believe these are the very best Carbon Fibre fly rod blanks made - and that the 5 weight in particular is the finest 9ft 5 wt I have ever cast - and that’s quite a few."
IFFF Master Fly Casting Instructor
Taper: Medium / Fast
Technical: 100% Carbon Construction.
Action: Medium Fast / Mid Flex
Resonant Frequency: 3.3 Hz (Recovery Speed / Fast)
Lockup point: Top third
Material: 57msi Carbon Blend
Core: VeroCore Carbon Helix
Recommended line weight: AFTMA #6
Weight: 42g (1.48 oz)
Action Angle: 70 degrees
Optimal Grain Window: 150 - 170 Grains
The carbon helix core boasts true 100% carbon construction. These blanks contain no scrim.
100% Uni-directional material - Non Woven.
Super light-weight construction and superior strength. Non woven Uni-directional material is up to 40% stronger than traditional woven material commonly used by fly rod manufacturers. A non woven fiber can achieve 100% of its tensile and compressive loading. Unidirectional material affords super light weight construction and superior strength.
CTS VeroCore Carbon Helix.
The CTS helical core forms the basis for hoop strength and fibre support in the zero/longitudinal axis and does away with traditional scrim based construction.
Super Low Resin Systems.
Utilising materials with resin content up to 30% less than conventional materials, Epic C series blanks are lighter and stronger. Low resin materials help increase bending limits & overall response.
Multi Carbon Construction (Multi modulus).
Using only the highest quality fabrics from USA, Japan and Korea, up to five different types of carbon are used in each blank. Each type is placed at various parts of the blank to optimize strength and weight. CTS's ultra high modulus fibre boasts the highest tensile and compressive strength of any fibre in its class.
Internal High Strength Ferrule.
A high strength internal ferrule is placed at each join to provide superior crush and split resistance.
Target Zero Fibre Alignment.
Fibre alignment along the length of any blank is critical. Even the smallest deviation in fibre alignment from the axis of load will greatly reduce the strength of the blank. All CTS blanks are designed and produced to ensure all fiber is aligned as near perfect as can be with the load
Two pack Marine Grade Paint system.
Epic C series blanks are finished with a clear marine grade two pack paint system for extra protection and toughness.
- THE EPIC PROMISE -
We guarantee everything we make.
If one of our products fails to meet your expectations either at the time you receive it, or over the next 30 days, contact us and we'll arrange a total refund and return at our cost, anywhere in the world.
In the extremely unlikely event that you don't love one of our fly rods, we'll not only refund 100% and ship back at our cost, but we'll also buy you a beer for your troubles.
Due to the international nature of our business, beer will most likely be provided by way of a crisp New Zealand $10 note from our owners wallet, sent to you personally.
(this has never actaully happend by the way - so who knows, we might just turn up personally)
All our Epic Studio Built Fly Rods also carry a lifetime warranty.