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Reference 6wt 690G Carbon Fiber Fly Rod

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  • Product Details

    The Versatile All-rounder.  The 690G Reference Graphene Fly Rod.

    Utilizing the same industry-leading blank & high-quality components as our Studio Built custom collection but without the customisation options, the new 690G (Graphene) Reference takes it up another notch.

    The 690G is the perfect streamer slinger and excels at throwing large terrestrials, buggers and weighted nymphs.

    Surprisingly light, tight and super stealthy in our low sheen matt finish, they won't see you coming. 

    You'll be amazed at how light and accurate this fly rod is, helping you form some of the smoothest loops you've ever experienced. The Epic® 690G is a light and highly responsive fly rod designed as ‘the great all-rounder’. Dries, big terrestrials, weighted nymphs, streamers, woolly buggers and light saltwater work - the 690G is designed to handle it all.

    Exquisitely presented and built to last using our flawless FLOR grade cork grips, a rust-proof Fuji titanium 'Tangle Free' stripping guide, industry-leading smooth casting blank and the worlds most beautiful and functional patented Epic® Tri reel seat. All topped off with translucent smoke grey wraps and subtle red accents.

    Super stealthy in our non-reflective satin SnakeBelly™ finish, the 690G utilises industry-leading Graphene nano resins to help create a lighter, stronger more responsive carbon fiber (graphite) fly rod.

    The Epic Promise. Buy with Confidence: 
    100% Satisfaction Guarantee, Epic Lifetime Warranty & our "Love it or Return it" 30 day guarantee. Shipping immediately - delivered direct to your door.

    Experience the Epic® difference

    • Industry-leading graphene fly rod blank 
    • Stunning FLOR grade cork grip
    • Hard anodised Epic reel seat ensuring a lifetime of service
    • Premium quality Fuji Tangle Free titanium stripping guide
    • Corrosion proof Ion-plated snake guides
    • SureFit™ Ferrule System for immediate section replacement
    • Stealthy and chip-resistant SnakeBelly ™ Finish
    • Superior service and ongoing customer support
    • Finished in translucent smoke grey wraps and subtle red accents

    Our SnakeBelly™ Satin finish is scratch and chip resistant making for an extremely tough and durable fly rod that is less prone to stress fractures caused by collisions with weighted flies. Finished in stunning smoke grey translucent wraps with contrasting red trims.

    Epic G series are Medium Fast action. 

    Our use of 100% non-woven fibre and Graphene nano matrix technology makes for a very tough, lightweight and extremely responsive fly rod.

    Recommended line weight: AFTMA #6

    Length: 9'
    Pieces: 4
    Weight: 93g / 3.2oz

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

  • Specifications

    Taper: Medium / Fast
    Action: Medium Fast  / Tip Flex
    Lockup point: Top third
    Resonant Frequency: 3.3 Hz
    Material: 57msi Carbon Blend
    Core: 100% Carbon Helix
    Recommended line weight: AFTMA #6
    Length: 9'
    Pieces: 4
    Weight: 93g / 3.2oz
    Action Angle: 70 degrees
    ELN: 6 
    Optimal Grain Window: 150 - 170 Grains 

  • Why You'll love it

    Better Components
    Each Epic carbon fibre fly rod boasts the very finest components available: 

      We believe there is no better fly rod made.

      Buy with Confidence: The Epic Promise.
      100% Satisfaction Guarantee and Epic Lifetime Warranty 

      • 100%  Carbon Construction.
        The carbon helix core boasts true 100% carbon construction. These blanks contain no scrim.
      • 100% Uni-directional material - Non-Woven.
        Super light-weight construction and superior strength. Non woven Uni-directional material is up to 40% stronger than traditional woven material commonly used by fly rod manufacturers.  A non-woven fiber can achieve 100% of its tensile and compressive loading. Unidirectional material affords super lightweight construction and superior strength.
      • 100% Carbon Helix Core.
        The helical core forms the basis for hoop strength and fibre support in the zero/longitudinal axis and does away with traditional scrim based construction. 
      • Silica-nano technology / Super Low Resin Systems.
        Utilising materials with resin content up to 30% less than conventional materials, Epic C series blanks are lighter and stronger. Low resin materials help increase bending limits & overall response.
      • Multi Carbon Construction (Multi modulus).
        Using only the highest quality fabrics from the USA, Japan and Korea, up to five different types of carbon are used in each blank. Each type is placed at various parts of the blank to optimize strength and weight. Ultra-high modulus fibre boasts the highest tensile and compressive strength of any fibre in its class.
      • Internal High Strength Ferrule.
        A high strength internal ferrule is placed at each join to provide superior crush and split resistance. 
      • Target Zero Fibre Alignment.
        Fibre alignment along the length of any blank is critical. Even the smallest deviation in fibre alignment from the axis of load will greatly reduce the strength of the blank. 

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


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    The Swift Fly Fishing Company Reference 6wt 690G Carbon Fiber Fly Rod Review

    Stunning gear!

    This rod is absolutely outstanding! I've been using the 6wt 690G for the last couple of weeks in the Patagonia region, and the experience so far is great. The harsh weather was not a problem to cast huge streamers with precision.

    Chile Chile
    The Swift Fly Fishing Company Reference 6wt 690G Carbon Fiber Fly Rod Review

    Another Epic Epic!

    Received my new 690C. Absolutely beautiful and can't wait to put it to use alongside my other Epic sticks. Keep up the good work and can't wait to get back to fishing in NZ!

    paul k.
    United States United States
    The Swift Fly Fishing Company Reference 6wt 690G Carbon Fiber Fly Rod ReviewThe Swift Fly Fishing Company Reference 6wt 690G Carbon Fiber Fly Rod Review

    It seems to have that little something special

    Hi Guy’s, Just a quick note of thanks for my rods. Im looking forward to building my 686. I'd like to give you some feedback on the Studio Built 690c. Firstly, its a lovely looking rod (thank you Trevor & Haley). I took it fishing on the McCloud river in Northern California (the river from which all rainbows around the world originally come from!), over the last few days and it performed extremely well. You just cannot beat a progressive rod with plenty of power in the bottom half of the blank and a nice sensitive tip, it's what a fly rod is all about. I have used a lot of rods in my time, but this is a real beauty. It seems to have that little something special. I tried some different types of lines on it, and decided that a true weight line was best overall, there is no need to overload this rod. Perfect! Find attached a few pictures and thanks once again. I’ll send you a photo of the 686 once I’ve built it sometime in December. Additionally, you can expect a few more orders from me over the come weeks and months. Regards and Thanks again, Gavan An Irishman on a mission in America !!!

    The Swift Fly Fishing Company Reference 6wt 690G Carbon Fiber Fly Rod Review

    Gold standard for trout rods

    I live in the northeast part of the US and, when I'm not working, I'm chasing trout on small technical streams (e.g. Mossy Creek) in the east and bigger rivers out west like the Colorado, Blue, Arkansas or South Platte. This rod, the 690 C, is exceptional for any form of trout fishing. It's my favorite performance rod and is the benchmark against which any other rod should be evaluated. It's beautifully crafted and whether I'm fishing with friends or using a guide, everyone wants to give it a go and comes away impressed. I can't say enough good things about the production quality and the customer service I've received from Swift. Keep doing what your doing - everyone is taking notice.

    Michael R.

    Reference 6 wt 690G Carbon fibre rod

    Reference 6 wt 690 G Carbon fibre rod looks great . The fit and finish of the rod pieces is very nice. High quality cork grip feels comfortable and the rod tube looks smart . Can not wait to try it out on the Tongariro in the next few months.

    Owen y.
    New Zealand New Zealand