It is quite possibly one of the best 6wt fly rods on the market, glass, graph

"It is quite possibly one of the best 6wts on the market, glass, graph, or grass."

November 19, 2013 1 min read

From our buddy Zeb Tonkavich at Snowman Custom Rod Works, via the Fiberglass Manifesto.

"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."

The full article, build notes and review are up on The Fiberglass Manifesto - Go visit

BUILD STATS:
Blank: Swift Fly Fishing Epic 686 Salsa
ERN: 6.8
AA: 68°
Finished Weight: 3.72 Ounces
Reel to Balance: Mid 5 Ounces
Line Best Suited: Mid Long Belly AFTMA #6
Reel Seat: Lemke LC-10
Winding Check: Goldem Witch Broad/High Polish
Stripping Guide: Lowrider Agate Arch Frame 12mm
Snakes & Tip: Snake Brand Universal
Silks: YLI Orange/Pearsall Cardinal and Straw

 

 


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