686 Ready to Wrap Kit
The Epic 686 Ready to Wrap Rod Kit
The very best components available, all designed to fit together seamlessly. No Reaming, No Drilling, No Sanding - All Epic.
A total ass-kicker. The Epic 686 presents beautifully but packs a bad ass attitude. This blank totally changes 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.
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. Our premium grade cork grip features a tapered bore to fit your chosen blank. Each cork grip is ported to receive our Epic reel seat perfectly.
*Kit contents may vary from that pictured according to options and model chosen
Each Kit contains:
- Epic 686 Blank 4pce
- Epic Katana hand ferruled 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
- Rod stands
- 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
Total length: 2,580mm
ERN: (Unwrapped): 5.9
Optimal Grain Window: 140 - 175 Grains
Effective Line Range: AFTMA 5 / 6 / 7
Action: Progressive / Mid Flex / Medium Fast
AA: (Action Angle): 68° (Fast)
Blank Weight: 65g
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I just finished my 686 build using the ready to wrap kit. Thanks for making it a simple, easy to use process. I was a little intimidated by the thought of building my own, but you guys have made it simple for beginners. I can't wait to fish it now!
The 686 deserves all the hype you see from people..been chucking streamers with this rod together with galloups "streamer max" 200 grain line. Stupid smooth!
My rod building class starts 5/16 - can't wait to make my Epic 6-weight!!
Before I get into how magical this rod casts, I feel the need to express the joy in building an Epic glass rod. Everything fit together perfectly out of the box and the entire build took only a few days, including drying time for three coats on the threads. After hearing some horror stories about attempting ghost wraps for the first time, they were a breeze following the included instructions. Although, it may seem intimidating, I would highly recommend any Epic kit for a first rod build. All the hardware included with these kits top notch. Now to the water. I initially made this purchase with the idea that this will be my primary streamer rod, paired with a Nautilus X-series XL reel in order to have an setup that will work equally well on streams, lakes and saltwater. Over the last few weeks, I have been casting everything from 2/0 bass poppers, bait fish patterns, deer hair mice and lots of basic streamer variations. It doesn't stop there. While I normally throw dries and dropper rigs with a 4wt on the small streams of North Carolina, the 8'6" length of the 686 makes it easy to cast small, delicate presentations as well. I am more than pleased with the Epic 686 and will be coming back for another.
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"This is my fifth Epic build. As before all the components are excellent, the finished rod is nicely balanced and rod casts a five weight line beautifully.
These rods fish well and are amazingly tough." - Daniel L
The components in our Epic Ready to Wrap Rod Kit have all been specifically designed to work together.
- Our comprehensive 40 page step by step fly rod build book
- Glue kit (preloaded syringes, epoxy - brushes - mixing cups)
- Fold out rod building stands - Kit box doubles as your workstation
- Highest quality stripping guides matched to each kit
- Flor grade quality Portuguese cork grip in your choice of style
- Japanese silk threads for wrapping and trims
- Genuine Snake Brand guides either e-coated or black nickel
- Bar stock Alloy reel seats that will last a lifetime
- Our hand ferruled "Katana" rod tube
- The most sophisticated fly rod blanks made
The secret to building a great fly rod.