6wt - 690C Graphite Ready to Wrap Kit

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  • The Epic 690 C Advanced Graphite Ready to Wrap Rod Kit.

    The very best componentry available, all designed to fit together seamlessly. No Reaming, No Drilling, No Sanding - All Epic.

    Advanced, High Performance Freshwater Fly.

    The Epic 690C 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.


    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).

    Epic Ready to Wrap Fly Rod Kits
    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. 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 those pictured according to options and model chosen

    Each Kit contains:
    • An Epic Unidirectional Carbon fibre blank with Helical wound core
    • Epic Katana hand ferruled translucent fibreglass fly rod tube 
    • Premium hand sewn rod sock
    • Your choice of finest quality Portuguese cork grip *configurable
    • *Optional cork fighting butt with matched trim ring
    • Epic reel seat in either black or Titanium finish.
    • Guide set (Snake brand Universal guides USA)
    • Titanium 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
    • Stickers / Decals
    • *Japanese Silk threads. Each kit includes natural white silk and black thread for trims. These default threads can be substiuted for other stock colors on request. View Stock Thread Colours

    Recommended line weight: AFTMA #6 

    Length: 9'
    Pieces: 4

  • Specifications
    Taper: Medium / Fast
    Action: Medium Fast / Mid Flex
    Resonant Frequency: 3.3 Hz
    Lockup point: Top third
    Material: 57msi Carbon Blend
    Core: VeroCore Carbon Helix
    Recommended line weight: AFTMA #6 
    Length: 9'
    Pieces: 4
    Weight: 42g (1.48 oz)
    Action Angle: 70 degrees
    ERN: 6
    ELN: 6
    Optimal Grain Window: 150 - 170 Grains

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    Got questions? - Drop us a line, we'd love to hear from you.
  • Customer Reviews

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    Great kits that make up fantastic rods. This one is no exception. I ended up making two rods - one for me and one for a mate. Casts like a dream.

    Anonymous verified customer review of 6wt - 690C Graphite Ready to Wrap Kit
    New Zealand


    Quality kit, blank is light and crisp, components excellent, rod tube beautiful. Bodged a rod dryer from a bbq rotisserie. Ghost wraps look good on this blank, harder to get black wraps perfect but the good ones are good. My second kit, the first was functional but full of mistakes, this one much tidier with smaller mistakes. Fishes very nicely, excited to take it adventuring.


    Another beautiful rod

    So far I've made up 8 Epic kits, some for me and some for mates. Take you time with the build and you will have an exceptional fly rod. The 6wt carbon fibre rod is no different. It has a bit more life than many other carbon fibre rods I've used and is a pleasure to cast. A rod for those days when the wind is making life difficult and your favourite glass rod has to stay in the car.

    A The Swift Fly Fishing Company Customer
    Clayton M.
    United States

    Another Great Epic Kit

    The kit is up to the usual Epic standards, which is to say that it's very, very excellent. All of the components are top-notch, and I can't wait to finish the build and start fishing. This is my 5th kit from Epic, so I'm clearly a happy customer. If I could find a justification for more rods, I'd definitely buy another.

    Daniel H.

    A Great Purchase

    I have yet to build the rod, but my first impressions leave me feeling this will be fun! The components are all of high quality and neatly packaged. I was also impressed by the ease of purchase and the quick delivery. I can highly recommend this product for anyone, novice or expert alike.

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