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690G 6 Weight Graphene Fly Rod Building Kit

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  • Product Details

    690G Fly Rod Building Kit. The Great All-Rounder. 

    The Epic 690G is an extremely light, responsive 6 weight fly rod designed specifically for dry fly, streamer and nymph fishing.

    Each Kit contains:

    • Epic satin Graphene carbon fibre blank 
    • Epic satin fly rod tube + hand sewn rod sock
    • Premium quality full wells cork grip + Epic reel seat + Fighting Butt
    • Guide set + Titanium stripper guide
    • Glue kit (preloaded syringes, grip & tip epoxy, brushes, mixing cups)
    • China-graph marking pencil + Rod stands
    • Comprehensive 42-page build book with step by step instructions
    • Stickers / Epic Rod Decals
    • Wrapping threads.  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.
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  • Specifications
    Specifications

    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

    Technical

    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.

    Got questions? - Drop us a line, we'd love to hear from you.

  • Why You'll love it

     

    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 - all Epic.

    Our Epic Ready to Wrap Rod Kit makes 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. 

      Got questions? - Drop us a line, we'd love to hear from you.

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    The Swift Fly Fishing Company 690G 6 Weight Graphene  Fly Rod Building Kit ReviewThe Swift Fly Fishing Company 690G 6 Weight Graphene  Fly Rod Building Kit Review
    01/29/2022

    Logan Wood’s Legacy

    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.

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    Doug P.
    United States United States
    The Swift Fly Fishing Company 690G 6 Weight Graphene  Fly Rod Building Kit Review
    09/13/2021

    690G 6 Weight Graphene Fly Rod Building Kit

    Overall experience was excellent from speed of delivery (informed of progress every step of the way), quick answer to questions and quality of product. Instructions easy to follow and kit well set up for first time rod builders. Whilst my rod might not be 100% perfect on close inspection it is Epic. Well done Epic I am very very happy with my purchase. Cork handle excellent, blank excellent, guides excellent, rod tube excellent, rod bag a little tight for full wells grip but otherwise one of the best I have. Overall excellent. Five stars.

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    Bill M.
    Australia Australia
    The Swift Fly Fishing Company 690G 6 Weight Graphene  Fly Rod Building Kit Review
    08/17/2021

    690G kit

    I had a great time building this rod- my first go at rod building and I am really happy with the outcome. The 690G is great to cast, powerful and very accurate- no blaming the tools here. Communication from Epic team was first fast, helpful responses to questions that showed professionalism in a very personalized manner.Thanks for a great product. Cant wait wait to get out of lockdown and spend a few days with this rod.

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    Anonymous
    Australia Australia
    The Swift Fly Fishing Company 690G 6 Weight Graphene  Fly Rod Building Kit ReviewThe Swift Fly Fishing Company 690G 6 Weight Graphene  Fly Rod Building Kit Review
    04/01/2021

    Delighted

    Another quality rod kit from these guys. I was a bit dubious about another 6 weight but am certainly wrapt with the outcome. Out to the lawn once finished and a couple of casts later I found myself pulling more line off the reel than I ever do. I really didn't expect any more than a lighter version of the 690C, but WOW ! This rod is a power house to cast, Totally delighted !

    ML
    Michael L.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    The Swift Fly Fishing Company 690G 6 Weight Graphene  Fly Rod Building Kit Review
    03/18/2021

    Epic 690G build

    As usual, great kit with top quality materials and consumables - enjoyed the process of the build (this was my third Epic fly rod build) and saved some $$$ at the same time. Completed rod is very light with a low swing weight and got used for the first time yesterday (17 March 2021). First fish was a nice 2 kg rainbow and the rod performed flawlessly. great work Epic!

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    Stuart D.
    New Zealand New Zealand