The Epic 686 - The ultimate 6wt fiberglass fly rod in a kit.
The very best components available, all designed to fit together seamlessly. No Reaming, No Drilling, No Sanding - All Epic.
The Epic 686 is the most popular 6 weight glass blank on the market. A total ass-kicker, 686 presents beautifully but packs a bad attitude. This blank totally changed what is possible with modern glass, it is longer, meaner and stronger than any of it's contemporaries. Perfect for tossing big flies, big fish and light saltwater work. Hang on, you're in for a wild ride.
Our Epic™ 686 is crafted from 8 micron FastGlass II. A Unidirectional S-3 Glass, this material is stiffer and stronger than e-glass or standard s-glass. The 686 is as strong as an ox, super smooth and extremely versatile.
No reaming, no drilling, no sanding. Too Easy. Building a great custom fly rod is no mean feat, selecting the correct matching components can be an intimidating exercise alone. Then there’s those wraps, the cork and glue...
Our Epic Ready to Wrap Rod Kit makes life easy - we’ve done much of the hard work for you. The kit contains all the components, glues, rod finish and instructions you’ll need to build your own unique custom Epic fly rod.
The components in our Epic Ready to Wrap Rod Kit have all been specifically designed to work together. Each cork grip is ported to receive our Epic reel seats perfectly. Easily assembled step by step.
FastGlass II™ The Epic™ 686 is produced from industry leading Zentron 8 micron Unidirectional S-2 Glass. This next generation fiber is specifically engineered for fly rod production and features 8 micron fibers 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
Building a great custom fly rod is no mean feat, selecting the correct matching components can be an intimidating exercise alone. Then there’s those wraps, the cork and glue..
Our Epic Ready to Wrap Rod Kit makes life easy. The kit contains all the components, glues, rod finish and instructions you’ll need to build your own unique custom Epic fly rod.
The components in our Epic Ready to Wrap Rod Kit have all been specifically designed to work together. *Example rod builds pictured only
Each Kit contains:
Epic 686 Blank 4pce
Epic translucent fibreglass fly rod tube
Premium hand sewn rod sock
Your choice of finest quality Portuguese cork grip *configurable
Epic reel seat in either black or Titanium finish
Optional fighting butt
Guide set (Snake brand Universal guides USA)
Classic Hard Chrome stripper guide
Glue kit (preloaded syringes, grip & tip epoxy, brushes, mixing cups & full instructions)
China-graph marking pencil
Comprehensive 42 page build book with step by step instructions
Japanese Silk threads. Each kit includes natural 212 silk (we include instructions on how to use this to make perfectly clear ghost wraps) and black thread for trims.
Recommended line weight: AFTMA #6 Length: 8'6" Pieces: 4 Total length: 2,580mm ERN: (Unwrapped): 6.4 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: 65g