Epic Standard 686

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  • The renowned Epic 686, often imitated, never beaten.

    Epic Standard - Epics built on the same premium blanks used on our high end Custom Studio Built Fly Rods. One colour, no custom options. Built and ready to ship immediately

    The ultimate 6wt fiberglass fly rod. 
    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. 
    Our Epic™ 686 is crafted from 8 micron FastGlass II. A unidirectional S2 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.

    FastGlass II
    All Epic "Glass" rods are produced from industry leading 8 micron Unidirectional S-2 Glass. This next generation fiber 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 tighter, more precise and stronger fly rods. 

    SnakeBelly
    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 durable.

    SureFit Ferule
    Break a tip? we've got you covered  This ferule system is so precise that breakages can be addressed by simply sending out the replacement part. Gone are the days of having to return a broken section.

     

    Built Epic Tough
    Epic glass rods are incredibly tough. Our S2 FastGlass II has a far higher strength-to-weight ratio than Carbon fibre (graphite) rods. Epic FastGlass rods can endure more acute and severe bends than the equivalent Carbon fibre or even regular S2 glass, tip sections are stronger and far less susceptible to breakages due to high-sticking and problematic rod angles when pulling against load.

    Delivered direct to your door
    Once ordered it usually takes around two weeks to build your new fly rod, then we deliver priority tracked and insured courier direct to you door. We'll email you with tracking info as your rod leaves our studio workshop.

    Each Epic Fly Rod Features:

    • FastGlass fly rod blank with internally reenforced ferule system
    • SureFit™ - easily replaced sections in case of breakage
    • High quality fiberglass rod tube
    • Premium hand sewn rod sock
    • Premium quality Epic reel seat
    • Best quality Snake guides by Snake Brand™ USA

    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: 63g


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    The Pro's Say

    "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 mark glass, graph, or grass."
      - Zeb TonkavichSnowman 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.
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        02/04/2019
        Etienne R.
        United States

        Casts beautifully

        Everything I was hoping for in a glass rod. The cast effortless. I can't wait for some warmer weather so I can target some giant carp with this 6 weight.

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