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.
  • Customer Reviews

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    James M. verified customer review of 6wt - 690C Graphite Ready to Wrap KitJames M. verified customer review of 6wt - 690C Graphite Ready to Wrap Kit
    08/05/2019

    580 ready to wrap kit.

    Awesome kit, this was my first ever fly rod build. It was straight forward and easy to follow instructions, if you can tie a fly and certainly build a rod from this kit. The 580 fast glass rod is an awesome rod, I've thrown bead head nymphs, dries, dry droppers and weighted streamers. This rod can handle anything you throw at it.

    JM
    James M.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Anonymous verified customer review of 6wt - 690C Graphite Ready to Wrap Kit
    05/17/2019

    690C

    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.

    A
    Anonymous
    Australia
    Alexander B. verified customer review of 6wt - 690C Graphite Ready to Wrap Kit
    08/24/2017

    Epic 690c

    The Epic 690c is an absolute top rod. I have compared the rod with my Scott Radian # 6. The line is to cast like a laser pointer. With my radian the line goes a little bit to the left side. 75 feet without double haul isn't a problem. I changed the Epic reel seat against a reel seat from REC with wood spacer. Now the rod is about 0,1 oz lighter than the Radian. The decisive factor, however, is that the Radian requires a reel weight of about 4,9 oz. The Epic 690c requires only 4,2 oz to be balanced. This makes them extremely easy to handle. The quality of the rings and the cork are absolutely top. All in all, you take the rod in your hand and you feel good.

    AB
    Alexander B.
    Germany
    Donald L. verified customer review of 6wt - 690C Graphite Ready to Wrap Kit
    08/12/2017

    It's A Keeper

    The 690 C was my 3rd Epic build. As always, the blanks and kit components were as represented and high quality. Was especially taken with the cork grip and fighting butt quality which were truly flor grade. However, in the spirit of full disclosure, I should declare that I did not use the grip and fighting butt (built a grip more comfortable to my large hands and also built a matching fighting butt), chose a different color silk for the wraps, and simplified the snake guide train, all of which substitutions and modification were matters of personal preference and not in any way a correction for any kit deficiency. Limited on the water experience together with multple casting sessions to the lawn trout confirm the 690 C is a keeper.

    DL
    Donald L.
    United States
    06/16/2019

    My Epic 8wt is a superb rod!

    I was so excited about the 8wt I bought the 590C,, 690Ct and 13DH 8wt foot two handed 8wt as one purchase. I think they are that good.

    BK
    Bill K.
    United States United States

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5 Based on 16 Reviews
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James M. verified customer review of 6wt - 690C Graphite Ready to Wrap KitJames M. verified customer review of 6wt - 690C Graphite Ready to Wrap Kit
08/05/2019

580 ready to wrap kit.

Awesome kit, this was my first ever fly rod build. It was straight forward and easy to follow instructions, if you can tie a fly and certainly build a rod from this kit. The 580 fast glass rod is an awesome rod, I've thrown bead head nymphs, dries, dry droppers and weighted streamers. This rod can handle anything you throw at it.

JM
James M.
New Zealand New Zealand
Anonymous verified customer review of 6wt - 690C Graphite Ready to Wrap Kit
05/17/2019

690C

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.

A
Anonymous
Australia
Alexander B. verified customer review of 6wt - 690C Graphite Ready to Wrap Kit
08/24/2017

Epic 690c

The Epic 690c is an absolute top rod. I have compared the rod with my Scott Radian # 6. The line is to cast like a laser pointer. With my radian the line goes a little bit to the left side. 75 feet without double haul isn't a problem. I changed the Epic reel seat against a reel seat from REC with wood spacer. Now the rod is about 0,1 oz lighter than the Radian. The decisive factor, however, is that the Radian requires a reel weight of about 4,9 oz. The Epic 690c requires only 4,2 oz to be balanced. This makes them extremely easy to handle. The quality of the rings and the cork are absolutely top. All in all, you take the rod in your hand and you feel good.

AB
Alexander B.
Germany
Donald L. verified customer review of 6wt - 690C Graphite Ready to Wrap Kit
08/12/2017

It's A Keeper

The 690 C was my 3rd Epic build. As always, the blanks and kit components were as represented and high quality. Was especially taken with the cork grip and fighting butt quality which were truly flor grade. However, in the spirit of full disclosure, I should declare that I did not use the grip and fighting butt (built a grip more comfortable to my large hands and also built a matching fighting butt), chose a different color silk for the wraps, and simplified the snake guide train, all of which substitutions and modification were matters of personal preference and not in any way a correction for any kit deficiency. Limited on the water experience together with multple casting sessions to the lawn trout confirm the 690 C is a keeper.

DL
Donald L.
United States
06/16/2019

My Epic 8wt is a superb rod!

I was so excited about the 8wt I bought the 590C,, 690Ct and 13DH 8wt foot two handed 8wt as one purchase. I think they are that good.

BK
Bill K.
United States United States

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