6wt - 686 FastGlass® Fly Rod Kit - Blem'

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  • BLEM BLANKS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE IN LIMITED QUANTITIES IN OUR ANUUAL BLEM SALE WICH RUNS FOR ONE WEEK IN OCTOBER EACH YEAR. Blems are not sold outside this promotional period.

    *Please note -we cannot inform individual customers of availability - please join our mailing list to be informed of special promotions

    Epic 686 - The ultimate 6wt fiberglass fly rod in a kit.

    *Blemish, these blanks have a slight dark spot at the butt. This is cosmetic only, blanks are structurally perfect and otherwise flawless. Limited stock.

    The Epic 686 is the most popular 6 weight glass blank on the market. A total ass-kicker, 686 presents beautifully but packs a bad attitude. This blank totally changed 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.

    The components in our Epic Ready to Wrap Rod Kit have all been specifically designed to work together. Each cork grip is ported to receive our Epic reel seats perfectly. Easily assembled step by step.

    Recommended line weight: AFTMA #6 

    Length: 8'6"
    Pieces: 4

    Each Kit contains:

    • Epic 686 Blank 4pce
    • Epic 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. 

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

  • Recommended line weight: AFTMA #6
    Length: 8'6"
    Pieces: 4 
    Total length: 2,580mm
    ERN: (Unwrapped): 6.4
    ELN: 6
    Optimal Grain Window: 140 - 175 Grains
    Effective Line Range: AFTMA 5 / 6 / 7
    Action:Progressive / Mid Flex / Medium Fast
    Taper: Fast
    AA: (Action Angle): 68° (Fast)
    Blank Weight: 65g


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    BM
    12/22/2019
    Brad M.
    United States

    686 fast glass rod kit

    This kit has a beautiful blank and virtually everything you need to produce a beautiful fly rod. The kit has been a pleasure to use. Having built numerous rods and probably at least a dozen fly rods as well, I was impressed with the quality of all the components. Love this kit!!

    NB
    12/06/2019
    Nathan B.
    United States United States

    "Epic" 686 Epic

    Customer service was spot on. Bought a blem kit and still haven't found the so called blem. Everything went together with ease! Can't wait to fish with this thing! Thanks again and hopefully some good pics for your gallery to come !

    GM
    11/25/2019
    Grant M.
    United States United States

    Beautiful Rod - Amazing Customer Service

    The kit looks fantastic - it’s my second Epic build. I ordered a blem through the sale but they sold out of them and sent me a new one, honoring the blem price. Amazing customer service as always from Swift

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    11/16/2019
    Anonymous
    United States United States

    Impressive Rod

    I thoroughly enjoy the opportunity of building my own rod and putting it to the test. Swift provides everything you need in the box. I'm looking forward to having an epic experience in building my Epic Fly Rod. I will follow up once I have completed the rod and tried it on the water.

    A The Swift Fly Fishing Company Customer
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    11/14/2019
    Andrew H.
    Australia Australia

    Not the Blem' I was expecting

    This was my second kit, and was not without wrinkles this time around. First, I waited about 2 weeks without hearing anything. When contacted I was told I should have been contacted about a delay, but I'd been missed. They'd run out of blemished blanks, and were going to send a perfect when they arrived. OK, not a bad outcome, but a failure in comms. Next, after a problem with the stripping guide on my 476 kit, I was super careful checking out this one, and found it had imperfections/pits in the bearing surface. Again, Swift were very quick to offer a replacement, but I chose to source a different guide instead, and I'd recommend others do the same. The strippers supplied on the lighter rods don't have ceramic inserts, and I don't think they're good enough. Minor blemishes, but areas for improvement on an already excellent product and service.

  • THE MOST THOROUGH AND COMPLETE FLY ROD BUILDING KITS ON THE MARKET.

    Each Epic Ready To Wrap Kit contains everything you need to make a great fly rod. The very best fly rod building components available, all designed to fit together seamlessly. No Reaming, No Drilling, No Sanding - all Epic.

    No reaming, no drilling, no sanding. Too Easy.
    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. Each cork grip is ported to receive our Epic reel seats perfectly. Easily assembled step by step. 

    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

    SnakeBelly
    Not sanded and not unsanded. Our SnakeBelly™ finish is produced by a unique radial production process. SnakeBelly™ delivers the toughest exterior finish possible. After production, blanks are first painted and then clear coated. This two step process produces blanks that are incredibly scratch resistant and very durable.
    Sure Fit Ferule
    Break a tip? we've got you covered.  This ferule system is so precise that parts interchange between models. Gone are the days of having to return a broken section to the manufacturer or outlet where you purchased from. Breakages can be addressed by simply sending out the replacement part.


    Benefits of our Sure Fit 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.
    Got questions? - Drop us a line, we'd love to hear from you.

"This is my 4th Epic build and things worked out great! I expect this rod will tame a few mako sharks this Summer. "

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