686 FastGlass Fly Rod

  686 FastGlass Fly Rod

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$1,150.00 NZD

The Renowned Epic 686

Regarded by industry pro's and glass aficionados world wide as the best glass 6wt made, the Epic 686 presents beautifully but packs a bad ass attitude. Perfect for tossing big flies, swinging streamers and light saltwater work. The 686 is as strong as an ox, super smooth and extremely versatile. 

Handcrafted one at a time. Really.
Choose the options you'd like on your Epic fly rod and we'll build it for you with tender loving care right here in our Wanaka Studio. Each Studio built fly rod is handcrafted specifically for you from start to finish and each is identified by a unique laser engraved winding check registered against your name in our owners database.

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Make it personal, add an optional name or inscription of up to 25 characters and we'll get the lovely Jeanie to hand write it on your fly rod. (Inscriptions are added to the left had side of the rod - the opposite side to the logo)

Built Epic Tough.
Epic glass rods are incredibly tough. Our S2 FastGlass has a far higher strength-to-weight ratio than Carbon fibre (graphite) rods. Epic FastGlass rods can endure more acute and severe bends than the equivalent Carbon fibre, tip sections are stronger and far less susceptible to breakages due to high-sticking and problematic rod angles when pulling against load.

Each Epic Fly Rod Features:

  • FastGlass fly rod blank with internally reenforced ferule system
  • Our world famous fiberglass rod tube.
  • Premium hand sewn rod sock.
  • cleaning cloth.
  • Finest quality Portuguese cork grip.
  • Full cork fighting butt with composite cork end 
  • Epic reel seat in either black or Titanium finish.
  • Guide set (Snake brand Universal guides USA)
  • Premium quality stripper guides.
  • Premium Japanese Silk thread wraps.

Recommended line weight: AFTMA #6
Length: 8'6"
Pieces: 4 
Optimal Grain Window: 140 - 175 Grains

Recommended line weight: AFTMA #6
Length: 8'6"
Pieces: 4 
Total length: 2,580mm
ERN: (Unwrapped): 6.2
ELN: 6
Optimal Grain Window: 140 - 175 Grains
Effective Line Range: AFTMA 5 / 6 / 7
Action: Progressive / Mid Flex / Medium Fast
Taper: Fast
AA: (Action Angle): 68° (Fast)
Blank Weight: 63g


Epic Fiberglass Fly Rod Blank
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"I really believe the EPIC 686 is by far the most popular GLASS streamer rod on the market. More often than not, I get requests for the 686 and most of the time in Salsa. Carl has created a wonderful, and powerful taper and folks love them!" 

- Shane Gray Graywolf Rods.


    "I will only touch on this for a second because everyone keeps hearing how phenomenal the 686 is. This is a phenomenal blank. The beauty is in the fact that the rod can lay out ten feet of line with the delicacy of a full flex cane, but when called upon fire 95' of line into a stiff breeze. It does all of this with a great deal of feel and composure that most rods will never achieve. It is quite possibly one of the best 6wts on the mark glass, graph, or grass."
    - Zeb Tonkavich Snowman Custom Rod Works

    "the Epic 686 is (f#$%'ing) magic in my hands. This fly rod is responsive, quick to load, and a powerhouse that lays out very long accurate casts with relative ease."
    - Cameron Mortenson The Fiberglass Manifesto

      - 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.

       

       The Epic Beer Promise
       
       

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