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: 36g / 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: 39g (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: 36g / 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: 39g (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

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        JW
        08/05/2017
        Jack W.
        United States

        Cast like a hero

        This is the most impressive rod I've ever cast. It's incredibly light and responsive. On big water, this rod really shines. The Epic 690C loves to throw line. There seems to be no limit to the amount of line it can throw. It bends deep- to the cork- which means it unloads with the full power of the dull rod. The same deep bend allows it to present flies at delicately at close distances, too. The old adage that "anything a five weight can do, a six weight can do better" has been hard to believe with the progressive stiffening of graphite rods. In a striking diversion from this momentum, he 690C embodies the notion of what an ideal six weight once was. The incredible light weight of the blank allows for all day casting with no arm fatigue. You can drive this rod to compress loops and sling line for days, but it's beautiful to allow the rod to do the casting for you. Just simply move the rod in the casting arc and watch it work it's magic. I was skeptical of buying a blank without casting it first. The reviews sold me the rod, and I will ad to the glow; the 690C is phenomenal in every sense of the word.

        Jack W. verified customer review of 690 C series Carbon Fibre 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 690 C series Carbon Fibre 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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