686 FastGlass Fly Rod Blank - Blem'

3 Reviews

Notify me when this product is available:

Colour Options
Salsa
Olive
Amber
Electric Blue
Olive + Glass Tube & Sock
Salsa + Glass Tube & Sock
Amber + Glass Tube & Sock
Electric Blue + Glass Tube & Sock
  • The Epic 686. The ultimate 6wt fiberglass fly rod Blank. Often imitated, never beaten.

    *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. Hang on, you're in for a wild ride.

    The Epic 686 has gained cult status over the past few years and we've seen many imitators try to replicate the magic of this fly rod. There is only one - and this is it!

    Regarded by industry pro's and glass aficionados world wide as the best glass 6wt made, the Epic 686 presents beautifully but packs a bad ass attitude. Perfect for tossing big flies, swinging streamers and light saltwater work. The 686 is as strong as an ox, super smooth and extremely versatile. 

    FastGlass II
    The Epic™ 686 is produced from industry leading Zentron 8 micron Unidirectional S-2 Glass. This next generationfiber is specifically engineered for fly rod production and features 8 micronfibers developed and produced in the USA. These fibres are almost half the diameter of other unidirectional materials, resulting in a tighter, more precise and stronger material. 

    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.

    Recommended line weight: AFTMA #6 

    Length: 8'6"
    Pieces: 4

     

  • Recommended line weight: AFTMA #6
    Length: 8'6"
    Pieces: 4 
    Total length: 2,580mm
    ERN: (Unwrapped): 5.9
    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: 63g


    6wt 686 Fiberglass fly rod Blank
    6wt 686 Fiberglass fly rod Blank
    6wt 686 Fiberglass fly rod Blank
    The Experts

    "I really believe the EPIC 686 is by far the most popular GLASS streamer rod on the market. More often than not, I get requests for the 686 and most of the time in Salsa. Carl has created a wonderful, and powerful taper and folks love them!" 
    - Shane Gray. Graywolf Rods.

    "I will only touch on this for a second because everyone keeps hearing how phenomenal the 686 is. This is a phenomenal blank. The beauty is in the fact that the rod can lay out ten feet of line with the delicacy of a full flex cane, but when called upon fire 95' of line into a stiff breeze. It does all of this with a great deal of feel and composure that most rods will never achieve. It is quite possibly one of the best 6wts on the market glass, graph, or grass."
    - Zeb Tonkavich Snowman Custom Rod Works

    "the Epic 686 is (f#$%'ing) magic in my hands. This fly rod is responsive, quick to load, and a powerhouse that lays out very long accurate casts with relative ease."
    - Cameron Mortenson. The Fiberglass Manifesto



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

      5 Based on 3 Reviews
      5 ★
      100% 
      3
      4 ★
      0% 
      0
      3 ★
      0% 
      0
      2 ★
      0% 
      0
      1 ★
      0% 
      0
      Write a Review Ask a Question
      • Reviews
      • Questions

      Thank you for submitting a review!

      Your input is very much appreciated. Share it with your friends so they can enjoy it too!

      Filter Reviews:
      • goods
      • colour
      • stream fishing
      • rivers
      • weather
      • reviews
      • strength
      • lawn
      • saltwater
      MN
      11/08/2019
      Matthew N.
      United States United States

      Epic 686 - Emphasis on the Epic

      Such a beautiful rod. I enjoyed the build on this rod and it fishes like a dream. It's versatile enough to throw delicate dry flies for trout and to throw big poppers for large mouth bass and streamers late in the season when the rainbows and browns start to move back into rivers. The color is phenomenal and if this is your first time building a rod, it is incredibly hard to make one of these rigs look bad. Go nuts. Get creative. Catch fish.

      A
      11/04/2019
      Anonymous
      United States United States

      686 Fastglass fiberglass blank

      Not sure where the blemish is on this rod but in my opinion you need a microscope to locate it. The building project is coming along nicely so I'm anxious to finish it and test drive it on the lawn. The weather is turning nasty as winter is just around the corner so it may take till the spring to fish it on our rivers. At this point the rod looks great and the reviews have been extremely well received which made my purchase decision easy.

      A
      10/28/2019
      Anonymous
      Australia Australia

      Light salt or lakes?

      On the strength of buying a 476 blem for stream fishing (which seems perfect for the job), I couldn't help but also pick up a heavier blem for travel and light saltwater work - this time in a more traditional brown. Yet again a perfect straight blem with equally perfect colour which looks and feels the goods and will build into another great 686. I previously built out an older 3-pce version for my son in translucent yellow and that made a great casting rod. The new ferrules should make them even better and I much prefer the convenience of a 4-pce!

    Customer Reviews

    5 Based on 3 Reviews
    5 ★
    100% 
    3
    4 ★
    0% 
    0
    3 ★
    0% 
    0
    2 ★
    0% 
    0
    1 ★
    0% 
    0
    Write a Review Ask a Question
    • Reviews
    • Questions

    Thank you for submitting a review!

    Your input is very much appreciated. Share it with your friends so they can enjoy it too!

    Filter Reviews:
    • goods
    • colour
    • stream fishing
    • rivers
    • weather
    • reviews
    • strength
    • lawn
    • saltwater
    MN
    11/08/2019
    Matthew N.
    United States United States

    Epic 686 - Emphasis on the Epic

    Such a beautiful rod. I enjoyed the build on this rod and it fishes like a dream. It's versatile enough to throw delicate dry flies for trout and to throw big poppers for large mouth bass and streamers late in the season when the rainbows and browns start to move back into rivers. The color is phenomenal and if this is your first time building a rod, it is incredibly hard to make one of these rigs look bad. Go nuts. Get creative. Catch fish.

    A
    11/04/2019
    Anonymous
    United States United States

    686 Fastglass fiberglass blank

    Not sure where the blemish is on this rod but in my opinion you need a microscope to locate it. The building project is coming along nicely so I'm anxious to finish it and test drive it on the lawn. The weather is turning nasty as winter is just around the corner so it may take till the spring to fish it on our rivers. At this point the rod looks great and the reviews have been extremely well received which made my purchase decision easy.

    A
    10/28/2019
    Anonymous
    Australia Australia

    Light salt or lakes?

    On the strength of buying a 476 blem for stream fishing (which seems perfect for the job), I couldn't help but also pick up a heavier blem for travel and light saltwater work - this time in a more traditional brown. Yet again a perfect straight blem with equally perfect colour which looks and feels the goods and will build into another great 686. I previously built out an older 3-pce version for my son in translucent yellow and that made a great casting rod. The new ferrules should make them even better and I much prefer the convenience of a 4-pce!

    Join Us