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690 C series Carbon Fibre fly rod blank

  690 C series Carbon Fibre fly rod blank

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The world's smartest fly rod blank.

Advanced, High Performance Freshwater Fly.

The Epic 690 C is an extremely versatile responsive blank designed for dry fly, streamer and nymph fishing for trout of all sizes.

Revised 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

Ground ferrule system

In addition to the industry leading technology used in each of our blanks, Epic carbon fibre fly rod blanks feature our proprietary ground ferrule system. Each male ferrule is hand ground to perfectly fit the female section of the blank. Female sections are all internally reinforced.

Benefits of our ground ferrule system:

  • A secure positive fit eliminates knocks
  • Smoother energy transfer
  • Eliminates flat spots
  • Non slip - reduces twisting due to torque
  • Internally reinforced ferrules - eliminates ferrule fracture
  • Durable & scratch resistant
  • Gets better with use
  • Precise fit, sections are interchangeable, in the case of tip breakages replacement sections can be sent out immediately. No need to return the blank for a fit.

Light

The 690 C blank weighs an astoundingly light 39 grams (1.3oz) 10% lighter than our previous model and lighter than equivalent blanks by Scott or Sage.

Nano Tough

Our use of Silica nano-resin makes for a very tough, lightweight and extremely responsive blank.

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 (lighter than the equivalent Sage one).

Specifications:

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
Optimal Grain Window: 150 - 170 Grains


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. 

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    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.

    690 C series Carbon Fibre fly rod blank
    PS
    10/19/2015
    Paul Sas

    EPIC X (cellent Fly Rod Blank) Carbon Fiber 9' #6 wt.

    Another Epic rod is born. EPIC X was an experimental carbon fiber blank from SWIFT Fly Fishing. (now Epic C Series) It is 9' 6wt fast action rod, a really special fast acton rod, really different kind of fast action. It loads amazingly easy at close distance, very very fishable rod, works well for extra-fine presentations at any distance,Roll cast works amazing with no effort at all. The finish of the blank is also great being natural unsanded lacquered carbon. Paul Sas Xander Fly Rods

    ZT
    10/14/2015
    Zeb Tonkavich

    The Epic Carbon Series.

    Andrea and I have been beating around on the 590C (Andrea) and 690C (myself) for slightly over a year now. First impressions; mmmm black, I love the image of the raw carbon in lightly sanded state. At this point of the inspection phase I realized they are crazy light for a 5 and 6 line. Who doesn't love a light rod? From a build stand point the tubes are relatively small diameter. The spigot overlap is deep which gives the rod a very unified feel in hand when assembled. The blank finish doesn't impede wrapping like some blanks with a higher unsanded ridge. They are true to line weight and I've found them to be understated by less than a half step on average. The 5 clocking at roughly 5.30 and the 6 somewhere slightly above at 6.49 The recovery rate is fast and with very little of the overall weight is in the tip section. This creates for a very nimble maneuverable end product. Behind that light tip is plenty of power. Which creates a great blend of close range delicacy (throwing just from the tip) and the ability to throw long distance bombs (engaging the rod along the full length) with in hand feel. It offers limitless potential, and fishes well across a broad spectrum. On water experience. The Carbon series has plenty of power for long lifts, tandem rigs, and aggressive double hauls. The lite and delicate tip telegraphs exceptionally well when dredging the bottom with weighted nymphs. Streamers on sink tips are a nonissue as well. Hooked up on a fish the rod shows all the characteristics of the Epic brand. Composed and confident, with a sacrificial tip that takes a quick curve defending lighter tippets. We have put some fish of size on both and the rod doesn't care both have plenty of down low power for steering fish even in fast water. I could go on and on, but simply these are extremely proficient capable rods that can not be dismissed. Zeb Tonkavich Snowman Custom Rod Works www.Snowmancustomrodworks.com

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    6 weight fly rod blank
    Fiberglass fly rod blanks
    Epic® FastGlass®
    Smooth. Powerful. Tough.
    Epic® fly rod blanks are made to exacting standards using a proprietary S2-glass composite. This material features a fully unidirectional fibre layup which aligns fibers longitudinally along the blank. The result is an incredibly strong, light and powerful tube with a crisp, precise response. This recipe, rolled to our fast tapers combine silky smooth easy loading with trophy pulling power. We call it FastGlass®
    Graphite Fly Rod Blanks
    Epic® C Series Carbon Fibre,
    As good as it gets.
    Epic C series are a state of the art carbon fibre (Graphite) fly rod blank. The most sophisticated composite materials and production processes are used in their construction. Silica Nano resin, full Helical construction, multi modulus, all unidirectional carbon fibre and internally reenforced ferrule system. This is the most sophisticated fly rod blank available.
    Graphite carbon fibre fly rod blanks
    The Epic Ground Ferrule System™
    Each male ferrule is hand ground to perfectly fit the female section of the blank.
    • A secure positive fit eliminates knocks
    • Smoother energy transfer. Eliminates flat spots
    • Non slip - reduces twisting due to torque
    • Internally reinforced ferrules - eliminates ferrule fracture
    • Durable & scratch resistant
    • Gets better with use
    • Precise fit, sections are interchangeable, in the case of tip breakages replacement sections can be sent out immediately. No need to return the blank for a fit.

    What the experts say

    The most popular GLASS streamer rod on the market.
    "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
    A phenomenal blank
    "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 will 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
    A powerhouse
    "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