690 C Carbon Fiber Fly Rod
Advanced, High Performance Fly
The Epic 690 C is a custom tuned, advanced, lightweight, and highly responsive fly rod designed for technical dry fly, streamer and nymph fishing for trout of all sizes.
Studio Built. Handcrafted, One at a Time. Really.
Each Studio built fly rod is handcrafted specifically for you from start to finish here in our studio - no detail is overlooked.
The Epic Action.
Epic C series would best be described as Medium Fast in action. Epic C Series are light without sacrificing strength.
The 690 C blank weighs an astoundingly light 36 grams (1.2oz) 10% lighter than our previous model and lighter than equivalent blanks by Scott or Sage.
Our use of Silica nano-resin makes for a very tough, lightweight and extremely responsive blank.
Each hand crafted fly rod boasts the very finest components available:
Taper: Medium / Fast
Action: Medium Fast / Mid Flex
Lockup point: Top third
Resonant Frequency: 3.3 Hz
Material: 57msi Carbon Blend
Core: 100% Carbon Helix
Recommended line weight: AFTMA #6
Weight: 93g / 3.2oz
Action Angle: 70 degrees
Optimal Grain Window: 150 - 170 Grains
100% Carbon Construction.
The carbon helix core boasts true 100% carbon construction. These blanks contain no scrim.
100% Uni-directional material - Non Woven.
Super light-weight construction and superior strength. Non woven Uni-directional material is up to 40% stronger than traditional woven material commonly used by fly rod manufacturers. A non woven fiber can achieve 100% of its tensile and compressive loading. Unidirectional material affords super light weight construction and superior strength.
100% Carbon Helix Core.
The helical core forms the basis for hoop strength and fibre support in the zero/longitudinal axis and does away with traditional scrim based construction.
Silica-nano technology / Super Low Resin Systems.
Utilising materials with resin content up to 30% less than conventional materials, Epic C series blanks are lighter and stronger. Low resin materials help increase bending limits & overall response.
Multi Carbon Construction (Multi modulus).
Using only the highest quality fabrics from USA, Japan and Korea, up to five different types of carbon are used in each blank. Each type is placed at various parts of the blank to optimize strength and weight. Ultra high modulus fibre boasts the highest tensile and compressive strength of any fibre in its class.
Internal High Strength Ferrule.
A high strength internal ferrule is placed at each join to provide superior crush and split resistance.
Target Zero Fibre Alignment.
Fibre alignment along the length of any blank is critical. Even the smallest deviation in fibre alignment from the axis of load will greatly reduce the strength of the blank.
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Epic by name, EPIC by nature!!
What an amazing rod...! It came highly recommended by a couple of mates in the know and it has well and truly met or even exceeded those! A thing of beauty. It's hard to think I'll use any of my other rods now! Great customer service to. Chur! Ben.
Epic 690 C Carbon Fiber Fly Rod
Bought this rod to update from a very expensive premium brand 6 weight rod that I'd bought on reputation. It never felt quite right. First cast of the 690C, I felt that I'd made a good choice. By the 3rd cast, I knew it'd be my go-to rod. Feels great, casts well, but effortlessly. I can probably get heavy flies cast into a strong wind a few feet further with the old rod - but for any other use, the Epic is an awesome rod.
690 Carbon fibre
Dear Carl and team, This unit is sweet - a bit like stepping out of a VeeDub into a Porsche; I'm feeling the love! Many Tx, Henry
A lot of snow for now, even then had a chance to play with it it feel wonderfull
More to come in spring time.
a great experience
Hey Hayley and the whole swiftflyfishing Team, finally I could have a little test of my new 690C and the lunar reel today. I dit not expect anything else, it was a great experience, only amazing. Equipped with a Rio Costal Quick Shooter even the first throws after the long winter break succeded perfectly! Also the reel works very fine, the whole combo, great. I´m looking forward to fish at the 1st of march on seatrout at the lake walchensee
- 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.
The Epic Lifetime Warranty.
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- Titanium stripping guides with Japanese Silicon Carbide insert
- Flor grade quality Portuguese cork grip in your choice of style
- Japanese silk wraps
- Genuine Snake Brand Guides either e-coated or black nickel
- CNC Bar stock Alloy reel seats that will last a lifetime
- Our hand ferruled "Katana" rod tube
- The most sophisticated fly rod blanks made
- 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.
and the very finest cork sourced directly from Portugal to ensure quality.
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 tell us why you are disappointed and we'll fix it or arrange a total refund.