686 FastGlass Fly Rod Blank
The ultimate 6wt
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 ass attitude. This blank totally changes 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.
Our Epic™ 686 is crafted from Unidirectional S-2 Glass, this material is stiffer and stronger than e-glass or standard s-glass. The 686 is as strong as an ox, super smooth and extremely versatile.Recommended line weight: AFTMA #6
Recommended line weight: AFTMA #6
Total length: 2,580mm
ERN: (Unwrapped): 5.9
Optimal Grain Window: 140 - 175 Grains
Effective Line Range: AFTMA 5 / 6 / 7
Action: Progressive / Mid Flex / Medium Fast
AA: (Action Angle): 68° (Fast)Blank Weight: 63g
Diameter at winding check (250mm from butt. Shaft diameter = 9.70mm)
Butt Diameter (widest point): 10.87mm
"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
- THE EPIC PROMISE -
We guarantee everything we make.
If one of our products fails to meet your expectations either at the time you receive it, or over the next 30 days, contact us and we'll arrange a total refund and return at our cost, anywhere in the world.
In the extremely unlikely event that you don't love one of our fly rods, we'll not only refund 100% and ship back at our cost, but we'll also buy you a beer for your troubles.
Due to the international nature of our business, beer will most likely be provided by way of a crisp New Zealand $10 note from our owners wallet, sent to you personally.
(this has never actaully happend by the way - so who knows, we might just turn up personally)
All our Epic Studio Built Fly Rods also carry a lifetime warranty.
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