Comprehensive 42-page build book with step by step instructions
Stickers / Epic Rod Decals
Default black thread and white trims are included but can be substituted for other stock colors on request. Our recommendation is that the default threads work best on these black blanks.
Taper: Medium / Fast Action: Medium Fast / Tip Flex Lockup point: Top third Recommended line weight: AFTMA #6 Length: 9' Pieces: 4 Action Angle: 70 degrees ERN: 6.5 ELN: 6
Graphene Tough Our use of Graphene nano-resin makes for an extremely tough, lightweight and extremely responsive blank. 5% stronger than standard carbon/epoxy resin construction.
Stealthy Satin SnakeBelly™ Finish Our Satin SnakeBelly™ finish is produced by a unique radial production process. SnakeBelly™ delivers the toughest exterior finish possible with a super low sheen satin finish.
Sure Fit Ferule™ Break a tip? we've got you covered. This ferrule system is so precise that parts interchange between models. Gone are the days of having to return a broken section to the manufacturer or outlet where you purchased from. Breakages can be addressed by simply sending out the replacement part.
Action Epic G Series fly rod blanks are high-performance fishing tools. The lockup point develops in the top third of the blank, and although recovery rates are fast, the Epic G series would best be described as Mid Flex and Medium fast. They are light without sacrificing strength.
THE MOST THOROUGH AND COMPLETE FLY ROD BUILDING KITS ON THE MARKET.
Each Epic Ready To Wrap Kit contains everything you need to make a great fly rod. The very best fly rod building components available, all designed to fit together seamlessly. No Reaming,No Drilling,No Sanding- allEpic.
Our Epic Ready to Wrap Rod Kitmakes life easy- we’ve done much of the hard work for you. The kit contains all the components, glues, rod finish and instructions you’ll need to build your own unique custom Epic fly rod. Easily assembled step by step.
All Epic FastGlass® 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 micron fibers developed and produced for us in the USA. This material applied to our Epic tapers delivers tighter, lighter and more precise fly rods.
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.
I was very impressed at the thought that went into the kit that I used to build an Epic 690G rod. I took it slow and finished the rod in 3 weeks from receipt of the kit. I have built several rods before, without kits, but it has been several years since I built the last one. The instructions were very thorough with many good tips. I was glad that I already had a rod turning motor to use after applying the thread wrap finish. I took the rod out to cast it for the first time today and was very happy with the action. Fast, but with feel and very light in hand. A couple of suggestions: 1) I probably used less than 10% of the epoxy paste. It is kind of a mess to use from the little jars. It would be much nicer if it were packaged in syringes like the wrap finish. 2) I could not get the decal to separate from the paper backing without destroying the decal. From the instructions, I understood that the paper should peel away and leave some adhesive on the back of the decal to apply it to the rod blank. The adhesive was too strong and the decal would not separate cleanly from the paper. I wound up writing an inscription on the blank. Overall, I am very happy with the process and with the rod that I have built. Thanks, Ted
Once the rod was finished, I put a line on it. The line shot like an arrow. This rod is a pleasure to cast. The back story is more important. 18 year old Logan Wood was a huge fly fisherman. I met him while he worked at a local restaurant. His love of fly fishing prompted me to “tip” him two fly outfits over the course of six months. One rod was an Epic 586 S2, I built. Late last year, I asked if he would be interested in learning to build a fly rod. I selected the 690 graphene, so I could compare it to other 6 weights. We discussed the build and he selected the thread color. He was stoked to get started. The kit arrived on Monday, January 17. The previous Thursday, Logan went duck hunting with some friends. After he dropped them off, he never arrived back at the access area. They found his boat circling and some debris in the water. Last weekend, Logan’s brother, Jackson, and I completed the rod and inscribed Logan’s name on it. My hope is, this rod will be a keepsake for Logan’s family. It’s part of his legacy.
I'm very pleased with the rod, it has the same crisp light feel in the hand as my 590C and handles short casts nicely while having that little bit more power for handling wind and larger flies. I was worried that the "faster and stiffer" graphene addition might have made the 690G rather more powerful than the 690C which I really like. Not so, it feels even lighter with the fibreglass insert but not terribly classy reel Seat - an improvement on old heavy full metal version on such a light rod) and seems to have the same delicacy up close. The rod construction and materials were excellent as usual - although I couldn't master the transfers and dumped them after finally getting the backing off only to find they had no adhesive and so wouldn't stay in place on the rod. I like the low shine finish and black guides but regret that there was no cigar grip option, just the full wells (which is fine).
Now on my third Epic kit, having built 590c and 690c previously. Just about to finish this new 690g. The rod is beautiful and I cannot wait to take it on its maiden voyage. Can’t say enough about the quality of the kit. Just as advertised, everything you need to build a quality rod is included. I don’t expect this will be the last kit I purchase. They are fun to build and even more fun to fish.