686 Black Special Edition

  686 Black Special Edition

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The Epic 686 Black. Special Edition.

The worlds most popular Fiberglass fly rod gets a makeover. Black.

Special edition 'All black' fly rods complete with satin black fiberglass rod tube.

Constructed using fully unidirectional S2 glass fibre, the Epic 686 sets the standard for modern performance glass.

Longer, lighter, meaner and stronger than any of it's contemporaries, the 686 totally changes what is possible with modern glass fibre composite material. Perfect for tossing big flies, big fish and light saltwater work. 

Our renowned Studio Built fly rod

  • Black reel seat
  • Premium grade Full Wells grip
  • Fighting butt
  • Black nickel snake guides, 
  • Unique super hard diamond ceramic coated stripper.
  • Satin black fiberglass rod tube
  • Revised 4 piece Epic 686 blank
    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): 5.6
    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

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      Jean-Fran̤ois Isch

      Stunning fly rod

      High quality and excellent assembly, next season will be black.This rod meets all my expectations. First time you fish with , it seems you rediscover flyfishing.

      Michael Lasenby

      The Best -in black !

      I have the advantage of fishing the 686 for the last few seasons, so I know this blank is the most enjoyable to cast, play fish on and "Hell" they are great just to look at. For me, this is the go to blank if I could only have one rod. Why the Black one ? Not sure really, but if your going to build a rod, you might as well build the best available ! Also, it's pretty hard to find an outfit like this one that will go the extra mile for you !

      joshua citrak

      Excellent and Prompt Customer Service

      I had originally ordered the #6 8'6" in nude, but when I saw the black friday special black blanks, I knew that was what I really wanted. Customer service promptly helped me change my order and refund the difference. Good customer service is the key to repeat business and the Swift company has that in spades.


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      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.

      The Epic Lifetime Warranty.

      Every new Epic fly rod or blank that we produce is covered by our lifetime, original owner warranty. This warranty covers failure due to defects in material or workmanship of our product. Any Epic fly rod built by the Swift Fly Fishing company that fails due to misuse, negligence or normal wear-and-tear will be repaired or replaced at a nominal cost plus shipping at our discretion.

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