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.

    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).

    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.
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    12/22/2019
    Magnus L.
    Norway Norway

    I’m in love....again

    Last year I bought a 590c that was Custom built and I love to fish with it, this year I thought that now it’s time to build my own 690C carbon rod. My 690C will mainly be used for fishing seatrout in Sweden/Norway. It was much easier to build the rod than I thought and a good description is included. I also watched a lot of videos on youtube that helped. So I'm happy and now preparing for the next epic purchase. Cheers and marry Christmas

    Magnus Lindhardt verified customer review of 6wt - 690C Graphite Ready to Wrap Kit
    MW
    12/15/2019
    Michael W.
    United States United States

    690c

    Looks amazing in the box. I can’t wait to wrap it this winter and try it out on the river.

    RR
    12/08/2019
    Rich R.
    United States United States

    First Kit - 9’ 6 weight Carbon Fiber

    Everything arrived as expected. The book is extremely helpful. I completed the project in less than a week. The rod casts very well. I just ordered another Epic rod

    ML
    11/26/2019
    Michael L.
    New Zealand New Zealand

    Why not !

    It's all here, in one box ! To be able to end up with a "Top of the line" fly rod, sock and tube, for a really cool cost and a bit of effort. I have built a couple of these kits now and have found them to be a pretty simple, straight forward and fun thing to put together. The instructions that come with them are fantastic and take away any doubt on all steps involved.

    Michael Lasenby verified customer review of 6wt - 690C Graphite Ready to Wrap Kit
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    09/24/2019
    Anonymous
    Iceland Iceland

    6wt - 690C Graphite Ready to Wrap Kit

    Just received the kit and can’t wait to wrap it! Quick assembly of the blank gives the impression of a light and responsive rod, it’s going to be awesome to cast and fish. The SnakeBelly finish looks great.

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ML
12/22/2019
Magnus L.
Norway Norway

I’m in love....again

Last year I bought a 590c that was Custom built and I love to fish with it, this year I thought that now it’s time to build my own 690C carbon rod. My 690C will mainly be used for fishing seatrout in Sweden/Norway. It was much easier to build the rod than I thought and a good description is included. I also watched a lot of videos on youtube that helped. So I'm happy and now preparing for the next epic purchase. Cheers and marry Christmas

Magnus Lindhardt verified customer review of 6wt - 690C Graphite Ready to Wrap Kit
MW
12/15/2019
Michael W.
United States United States

690c

Looks amazing in the box. I can’t wait to wrap it this winter and try it out on the river.

RR
12/08/2019
Rich R.
United States United States

First Kit - 9’ 6 weight Carbon Fiber

Everything arrived as expected. The book is extremely helpful. I completed the project in less than a week. The rod casts very well. I just ordered another Epic rod

ML
11/26/2019
Michael L.
New Zealand New Zealand

Why not !

It's all here, in one box ! To be able to end up with a "Top of the line" fly rod, sock and tube, for a really cool cost and a bit of effort. I have built a couple of these kits now and have found them to be a pretty simple, straight forward and fun thing to put together. The instructions that come with them are fantastic and take away any doubt on all steps involved.

Michael Lasenby verified customer review of 6wt - 690C Graphite Ready to Wrap Kit
A
09/24/2019
Anonymous
Iceland Iceland

6wt - 690C Graphite Ready to Wrap Kit

Just received the kit and can’t wait to wrap it! Quick assembly of the blank gives the impression of a light and responsive rod, it’s going to be awesome to cast and fish. The SnakeBelly finish looks great.

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