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690 C Carbon Fiber Fly Rod

  690 C Carbon Fiber Fly Rod

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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.

Light
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.

Tough
Our use of Silica nano-resin makes for a very tough, lightweight and extremely responsive blank.

Better Components
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
      Length: 9'
      Pieces: 4
      Weight: 93g / 3.2oz
      Action Angle: 70 degrees
      ERN: 6 
      ELN: 6 
      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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        11/21/2017
        Ben D.
        New Zealand

        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.

        IP
        11/13/2017
        Iain P.
        Australia

        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.

        HS
        06/06/2017
        Henry S.
        Australia

        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

        AL
        02/13/2018
        Alain L.
        Canada

        A lot of snow for now, even then had a chance to play with it it feel wonderfull

        More to come in spring time.

        PK
        02/11/2018
        Peter Klug
        Germany

        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.

        Every new Epic fly rod or blank that we produce is covered by our lifetime, original owner warranty. This warranty covers failure due to defects in material or workmanship of our product. Any Epic fly rod built by the Swift Fly Fishing company that fails due to misuse, negligence or normal wear-and-tear will be repaired or replaced at a nominal cost plus shipping at our discretion.

        Full details of our warrenty, guarantee, replacment and returns policy can be found here 

        Questions about this product? - Drop us a line 

        Gold standard for trout rods
        "I live in the northeast part of the US and, when I'm not working, I'm chasing trout on small technical streams (e.g. Mossy Creek) in the east and bigger rivers out west like the Colorado, Blue, Arkansas or South Platte. This rod, the 690 C, is exceptional for any form of trout fishing. It's my favorite performance rod and is the benchmark against which any other rod should be evaluated. It's beautifully crafted and whether I'm fishing with friends or using a guide, everyone wants to give it a go and comes away impressed. I can't say enough good things about the production quality and the customer service I've received from Swift. Keep doing what you're doing - everyone is taking notice."
        Michael Reingruber
        Epic premium quality Fly Rod Reviews
        "I've cast a lot of different rods over the years and my first encounter with the Epic caught me by surprise - this rod is truly outstanding."
        Epic fly rod review
        "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"
        Epic custom fly rod, the best fly rods
        Your fly rod handcrafted to order
        Choose the options you'd like on your Epic fly rod and we'll build it for you with tender loving care right here in our Wanaka Studio. Each Studio built fly rod is handcrafted specifically for you from start to finish and each is identified by a unique laser engraved winding check registered against your name in our owners database. Allow two to three weeks for your build - we'll be in touch with details.
        Epic custom fly rod, the best fly rods
        Better components
        Each hand crafted fly rod boasts the very finest components possible
        • 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
        Epic custom fly rod, the world's best fly rods
        As good as it gets.
        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.

        When purchasing one of our advanced carbon fibre rods you can be confident that you are investing in premium engineering, componentry and craftsmanship.

        Epic custom fly rod, the best fly rods
        The Epic Ground Ferrule System™
        Epic carbon fibre fly rod blanks feature our proprietary ground ferrule system. Each male ferrule is hand ground to perfectly fit the female section of the blank. Female sections are all internally reinforced.
        • 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.
        Epic custom fly rod, the best fly rods
        Committed to quality
        We craft the world's very best fly rods. The finest Japanese silk wraps, premium quality guides from Snake brand USA,
        and the very finest cork sourced directly from Portugal to ensure quality.
        These are just a few of the things we’ve incorporated into our designs to ensure you are fishing a quality fly rod that will last a lifetime.
        The Epic Promise
        If you order one of our beautiful handmade fly rods and are not 100% delighted with it we'll refund your purchase in full.

        We are so very confident that every fly rod we make is of the highest quality possible, we guarantee your complete and absolute satisfaction or your money back.

        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.