686 FastGlass Fly Rod Blank

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  • The Epic 686. The ultimate 6wt fiberglass fly rod Blank. Often imitated, never beaten.

    The Epic 686 is the most popular 6 weight glass blank on the market. Hang on, you're in for a wild ride.

    The Epic 686 has gained cult status over the past few years and we've seen many imitators try to replicate the magic of this fly rod. There is only one - and this is it!

    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. 

    FastGlass II
    The Epic™ 686 is produced from industry leading Zentron 8 micron Unidirectional S-2 Glass. This next generationfiber is specifically engineered for fly rod production and features 8 micronfibers developed and produced in the USA. These fibres are almost half the diameter of other unidirectional materials, resulting in a tighter, more precise and stronger material. 

    SnakeBelly
    Not sanded and not unsanded. Our SnakeBelly™ finish is produced by a unique radial production process. SnakeBelly™ delivers the toughest exterior finish possible. After production, blanks are first painted and then clear coated. This two step process produces blanks that are incredibly scratch resistant and very durable.

    Sure Fit Ferule
    Break a tip? we've got you covered  This ferule system is so precise that parts interchange between models. Gone are the days of having to return a broken section to the manufacturer or outlet where you purchased from. Breakages can be addressed by simply sending out the replacement part.

    Recommended line weight: AFTMA #6 

    Length: 8'6"
    Pieces: 4

     

  • Recommended line weight: AFTMA #6
    Length: 8'6"
    Pieces: 4 
    Total length: 2,580mm
    ERN: (Unwrapped): 5.9
    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


    6wt 686 Fiberglass fly rod Blank
    6wt 686 Fiberglass fly rod Blank
    6wt 686 Fiberglass fly rod Blank
    The Experts

    "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 market 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



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      SC
      05/30/2019
      shawn c.
      United States

      Great fly rods

      This is my third Epic build. They've all been great. Super consistent, uniform blanks. I highly recommend them.

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      05/18/2019
      shawn c.
      United States

      Great fly rod

      This is my third Epic blank. Great quality and customer service. Fast shipping too. Considering that they're coming from New Zealand they only took about a week to make it to Colorado.

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      03/18/2019
      Anonymous
      United States

      Blank purchases

      Excellent blanks, quick shipping, and they turn into awesome fishing rods.

      CD
      09/11/2018
      Chris d.
      New Zealand

      Yet more perfection

      Received my 686-4 blank which will take me up to 4 Epics for personal use. Another flawless example of their work. Simply, they are superb!

      DP
      08/21/2018
      Donald P.
      United States

      686 Fastglass II

      This is the best casting 6wt fiberglass rod I have ever used. I want one in every color. D. Paul in AZ.

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