6# Black Magic Epic 690C Ross Reel Combo

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  • Black Magic. Double down and get the best of both.

    The superb Epic 690C & Ross Animas 5/6  fly reel, spooled with matching Glassline fly line and ready to go.

    The Epic 690 C is a custom tuned, advanced, lightweight, and highly responsive fly rod designed for technical dry fly, streamer and nymph fishing for trout of all sizes.

    A premium quality carbon fibre (graphite) fly rod that is light, silky smooth and incredibly tough.

    Recommended line weight: AFTMA #6
    Length: 9'
    Pieces: 4
    Weight: 93g / 3.2oz

    The Epic Action.
    Epic C series would best be described as Medium Fast in action. Epic C Series are light without sacrificing strength.

    The 690 C blank weighs an astoundingly light 36 grams (1.2oz) 10% lighter than our previous model and lighter than equivalent blanks by Scott or Sage.

    Our use of 100% non woven fibre and Silica nano matrix technology makes for a very tough, lightweight and extremely responsive blank.

      We believe there is no better fly rod made.

      Ross Animas Fly Reel

      The 2019 Animas takes the time-proven features that made the original Animas a guide favorite and incorporates new machined features that bring it into the modern era of Ross.

      A fully-redesigned frame and spool are highlights of the new Animas. The spool shows off the cutting-edge manufacturing techniques Ross Reels has developed, delivering a design that is incredibly strong and visually stunning. The Animas also re-joins the family by incorporating an ultra-light canvas phenolic handle which gets tackier when wet. A new trouble-free spool release yields zero-maintenance performance, allowing the Animas to be ready for any fresh or saltwater excursion. 

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    • Taper: Medium / Fast
      Action: Medium Fast  / Mid Flex
      Lockup point: Top third
      Resonant Frequency: 3.3 Hz
      Material: 57msi Carbon Blend
      Core: 100% Carbon Helix
      Recommended line weight: AFTMA #6
      Length: 9'
      Pieces: 4
      Weight: 93g / 3.2oz
      Action Angle: 70 degrees
      ELN: 6 
      Optimal Grain Window: 150 - 170 Grains 

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        New Zealand

        Epic 690c with Ross

        The rod is the finest I've ever fished across Orvis, Sage, Winston to mention a few. You can feel it load well and the tip is ideal for setting hooks, just right. The combo is excellent although the reel developed a squeak which you remediated for me. Nonetheless, a little more care by Ross in ensuring reels come to you properly lubricated would be desirable. Despite this minor observation, I was delighted with the combo and look forward to many years of usage. Kind thanks!!

        Jakub L.
        New Zealand

        6# Black Magic Epic 690C Ross Reel Combo

        I'm really pleased with the way rod responds. So easy to cast and perfectly matched with the reel. Dealing with the team of Epic was awesome, everyone was extremely helpfull. Can't wait to purchase my next one. Jakub Leder

      • Better Components
        Each hand crafted Epic carbon fibre fly rod boasts the very finest components available: 

        • Silica nano matrix fly rod blank with internally reenforced ferule system
        • Sure-Fit™ ferrule system. Makes section replacements simple
        • Helical wound core construction - light while giving superior strength
        • SnakeBelly™ finish with super hard gloss coat to protect your rod
        • Stunning Japanese Silk thread wraps
        • Finest quality Portuguese cork grip
        • Titanium stripper guides - Corrosion proof
        • Premium quality snake guides from Snake brand USA - Highly corrosion resistant 
        • Our original design flip top rod sock - just better
        • Katana Rod Tube
        • cleaning cloth
        • 100%  Carbon Construction.
          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.
        • 100% Carbon Helix Core.
          The helical core forms the basis for hoop strength and fibre support in the zero/longitudinal axis and does away with traditional scrim based construction. 
        • Silica-nano technology / 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. 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. 

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