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

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  • 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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    ME
    11/11/2019
    Mark E.
    New Zealand New Zealand

    Brilliant as usual

    This is my 3rd kit now,and i cant fault the product or service. Buy Epic and i guarantee you'll be back for more

    MG
    11/10/2019
    Mark G.
    Australia Australia

    686 blem sale kit

    I finally got to take my new 686 out for a cast and I was pleasantly suprised It was a bit faster and had a bit more poke than I expected This is my first glass rod and with a WF6 bone fish line strung up on a 40c day it provided good fun on the local flats targeting whiting on worm flys

    Mark Grey verified customer review of 6wt - 686 FastGlass® Fly Rod Kit - Blem'
    A
    11/08/2019
    Anonymous
    United States United States

    Good stuff

    Have three rods built from Epic. All look great and feel great. Can’t wait to use them.

    C
    11/07/2019
    Chris
    Australia Australia

    686 olive blem kit

    Thanks Epic, my second buy following a tailor-made 476 back in 2015 which I’m still in love with. Once again all my stupid questions were answered promptly and politely, no probs swapping standard silk for orange, and the kit arrived in Oz within days of shipping. All the important bits fit like a glove and are now together forever, getting the rest right is up to me I guess, nervous but excited about commencing the wraps. Def considering a turner/dryer to assist... Cheers, Chris.

    C
    11/07/2019
    Chris
    Australia Australia

    686 olive blem kit

    Thanks Epic, my second buy following a tailor-made 476 back in 2015 which I’m still in love with. Once again all my stupid questions were answered promptly and politely, no probs swapping standard silk for orange, and the kit arrived in Oz within days of shipping. All the important bits fit like a glove and are now together forever, getting the rest right is up to me I guess, nervous but excited about commencing the wraps. Def considering a turner/dryer to assist... Cheers, Chris.

  • 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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