690C Carbon Fiber fly rod blank

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  • The world's smartest fly rod blank.

    Advanced, High Performance Fly

    The Epic 690 C is an extremely versatile responsive blank designed for dry fly, streamer and nymph fishing for trout of all sizes.

    Generation two nano-technology. 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. Proprietary nano-resins, full Helical construction, multi modulus, and unidirectional carbon fibre - We believe this is the most sophisticated fly rod blank available

    As good as it gets
    Epic C (Carbon) series fly rod blanks are high performance 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 

    Taper: Medium / Fast
    Action: medium Fast / progressive / tip flex
    Recovery: Fast
    Recommended line weight: AFTMA #6
    Length: 9'
    Pieces: 4
    Weight: 41g / 1.2 oz

    Got questions? - Drop us a line, we'd love to hear from you.

    Taper: Medium / Fast
    Action: Medium Fast / Mid Flex
    Resonant Frequency: 3.3 Hz (Recovery Speed / Fast)
    Lockup point: Top third
    Material: 57msi Carbon Blend
    Core:  Carbon Helix
    Recommended line weight: AFTMA #6
    Length: 9'
    Pieces: 4
    Weight: 41g (1.3 oz)
    Action Angle: 70 degrees
    ERN: 6
    ELN: 6


    Technical: 
    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.

     Carbon Helix.

    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-resin. 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. All Epic 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. 

      Got questions? - Drop us a line, we'd love to hear from you.
    • The world's smartest fly rod blank.

      Advanced, High Performance Fly

      The Epic 690 C is an extremely versatile responsive blank designed for dry fly, streamer and nymph fishing for trout of all sizes.

      Generation two nano-technology. 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. Proprietary nano-resins, full Helical construction, multi modulus, and unidirectional carbon fibre - We believe this is the most sophisticated fly rod blank available

      As good as it gets
      Epic C (Carbon) series fly rod blanks are high performance 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 

      Taper: Medium / Fast
      Action: medium Fast / progressive / tip flex
      Recovery: Fast
      Recommended line weight: AFTMA #6
      Length: 9'
      Pieces: 4
      Weight: 41g / 1.2 oz

      Got questions? - Drop us a line, we'd love to hear from you.

      Taper: Medium / Fast
      Action: Medium Fast / Mid Flex
      Resonant Frequency: 3.3 Hz (Recovery Speed / Fast)
      Lockup point: Top third
      Material: 57msi Carbon Blend
      Core:  Carbon Helix
      Recommended line weight: AFTMA #6
      Length: 9'
      Pieces: 4
      Weight: 41g (1.3 oz)
      Action Angle: 70 degrees
      ERN: 6
      ELN: 6


      Technical: 
      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.

       Carbon Helix.

      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-resin. 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. All Epic 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. 

        Got questions? - Drop us a line, we'd love to hear from you.
      • Customer Reviews

        4.8 Based on 11 Reviews
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        JN
        06/02/2019
        Joseph N.
        United States United States

        What a 6 weight should be

        With most 6 weight rods, I’ve found there isn’t enough of a difference between a 5, 6, or 7 weight but casting Epic’s 590c and 890c, this rod fits in perfectly and has its own purpose. In the Midwest I’m a fan of fishing the Hex hatch and wanted a rod I could feel in the dark but has enough backbone to pull a fish from making a run towards structure. I’m also a fan of using smaller streamers to cast to smallmouth bass which would also have to be stout enough to keep the fish out of the wood. The size difference between the 590c and 690c is negligible but they load differently. The 690c offers a little more line speed but enough backbone to get the job done. Using the SA GPX taper, the rod loads effortlessly and loop control is incredible. I dislike stripping 80’ of line off of the reel and trying to cast it all when I’m getting to know a rod but, in this case, I had to just to see what its limits were. I haven’t quite found them yet as it was able to handle the whole line without any problem. That’s not my personal criteria to judge the worthiness of any rod. Instead, it is just an indication that this 6-weight will do whatever you expect it to do.

        Joseph N. verified customer review of 690C Carbon Fiber fly rod blank
        ML
        12/06/2018
        Michael L.
        New Zealand

        High expectations delivered

        Again, quality goods only ! Great to look at, great to build on and, really great to cast. My second go with this blank (high confidence from the first one) and I had to check out the "sure fit system", Perfect match ! what a great system.

        Michael L. verified customer review of 690C Carbon Fiber fly rod blank
        H
        07/17/2018
        Huck

        No choice Epic 690C

        What ewe would you build on? really?

        SB
        07/14/2018
        Shane B.

        Super quality

        Sexy 6 great casting great looking

        D
        07/01/2018
        David

        Simply stunning

        The 690C is an amazingly good fly rod blank. Perfect all the way and smooth as silk!


        Got questions? - Drop us a line, we'd love to hear from you.

        Customer Reviews

        4.8 Based on 11 Reviews
        5 ★
        82% 
        9
        4 ★
        18% 
        2
        3 ★
        0% 
        0
        2 ★
        0% 
        0
        1 ★
        0% 
        0
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        A The Swift Fly Fishing Company Customer
        JN
        06/02/2019
        Joseph N.
        United States United States

        What a 6 weight should be

        With most 6 weight rods, I’ve found there isn’t enough of a difference between a 5, 6, or 7 weight but casting Epic’s 590c and 890c, this rod fits in perfectly and has its own purpose. In the Midwest I’m a fan of fishing the Hex hatch and wanted a rod I could feel in the dark but has enough backbone to pull a fish from making a run towards structure. I’m also a fan of using smaller streamers to cast to smallmouth bass which would also have to be stout enough to keep the fish out of the wood. The size difference between the 590c and 690c is negligible but they load differently. The 690c offers a little more line speed but enough backbone to get the job done. Using the SA GPX taper, the rod loads effortlessly and loop control is incredible. I dislike stripping 80’ of line off of the reel and trying to cast it all when I’m getting to know a rod but, in this case, I had to just to see what its limits were. I haven’t quite found them yet as it was able to handle the whole line without any problem. That’s not my personal criteria to judge the worthiness of any rod. Instead, it is just an indication that this 6-weight will do whatever you expect it to do.

        Joseph N. verified customer review of 690C Carbon Fiber fly rod blank
        ML
        12/06/2018
        Michael L.
        New Zealand

        High expectations delivered

        Again, quality goods only ! Great to look at, great to build on and, really great to cast. My second go with this blank (high confidence from the first one) and I had to check out the "sure fit system", Perfect match ! what a great system.

        Michael L. verified customer review of 690C Carbon Fiber fly rod blank
        H
        07/17/2018
        Huck

        No choice Epic 690C

        What ewe would you build on? really?

        SB
        07/14/2018
        Shane B.

        Super quality

        Sexy 6 great casting great looking

        D
        07/01/2018
        David

        Simply stunning

        The 690C is an amazingly good fly rod blank. Perfect all the way and smooth as silk!

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