In early December we announced a small run of special edition black fly rods based on our ever popular Fastglass 686 blank. The rods and blanks sold out in 48 hrs, and as the last one leaves our shop and we begin to catch up I've had time to take a few snaps of what for me is one of the slickest rods to leave our small studio. (stay tuned we'll be doing a 4 pice version of this rod sometime in the new year)
Big ups to the builder of this black sublimeness, Trevor Bourne - bloody nice job Trev.
Epic 686 Special Edition:
Blank: Epic 686, black Grip: Full Wells w fighting butt Reel Seat: Epic bar stock CNC machined alloy Guides: Snake Brand dark nickel Stripper: Super hard diamond coated ceramic Wraps: YLI silk, black Builder: Trevor Bourne, the Swift Fly Fishing Company
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