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Studio 6wt 690G Carbon Fiber Fly Rod

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  • Product Details

    Advanced, High-Performance Fly. The 690G Graphene fly rod.

    Studio Built™ Custom - Our premium fly rod offering. The pinnacle of craftsmanship and performance.

    Building upon the success of our 690C. The new 690G (Graphene) takes it up another notch. Light, tight and super stealthy. 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 6 weight custom-tuned, 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.

    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.

    Experience the Epic® difference

    • Industry-leading fly rod blank specifically chosen & high graded for your fly rod build
    • Premium quality stripping guide Fuji tangle-free Titanium
    • SureFit™ Ferrule System for immediate section replacement
    • Stealthy and chip-resistant SnakeBelly™ Finish
    • Stunning FLOR grade cork grip
    • Alignment dots for easy assembly
    • Personalised inscription 
    • Laser engraved winding check proving authenticity & ownership 
    • Exquisite Japanese silk thread wraps
    • Hard anodised reel seat ensuring a lifetime of service
    • Painstakingly handcrafted in our Wanaka workshop ensuring quality and durability
    • Superior service and ongoing customer support 
    • Proudly handcrafted to order for you in New Zealand

    Delivered direct to your door
    Once ordered it usually takes around four weeks to build your new fly rod, then we deliver priority tracked and insured courier direct to your door. We'll email you with tracking info as your rod leaves our studio workshop.

    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.

    The Epic Action.
    Epic G series are a medium-fast action Fly rod. Epic G series are light without sacrificing strength.

    Tough
    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
    ERN:6.4
    ELN: 6 
    Optimal Grain Window: 150 - 170 Grains 

  • Why You'll love it

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

    • Premium Fuji Torzite® Tangle Free Titanium Guides - Corrosion proof
    • SureFit™ ferrule system - immediate section replacement
    • Flor Grade Premium Cork grip
    • Graphene nano matrix fly rod blank with internally reinforced ferrule system
    • Sure-Fit™ ferrule system. Makes section replacements simple
    • Helical wound core construction - light while giving superior strength
    • SnakeBelly™ finish with a super hard gloss coat to protect your rod
    • Stunning Japanese Silk thread wraps
    • Finest quality Portuguese cork grip
    • Titanium stripper guides - Corrosion proof
    • Premium quality Ion snake guides - Highly corrosion resistant 
    • Our original design flip top rod sock - just better
    • cleaning cloth

    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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06/28/2021
Anonymous
New Zealand New Zealand
690C build kit

Well presented product. Very easy to follow build instructions. I’ve enjoyed building this rod through the winter. It won’t be the last kit I buy.

BK
06/22/2021
Bruce K.
United States United States
Can't wait to fish with this rod!

Bought the 6wt - 690C graphite rod kit recently and have just begun the process of building the finished product. This is the second kit I have purchased and absolutely love the quality of everything provided. Instructions couldn't be better and everything you need to finish the rod is included. I can tell I am going to love this rod just as much as the first one (5wt 590) I built. Working to finish it before an upcoming trip to Idaho.

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06/15/2021
nick f.
Australia Australia
6wt - 690C Graphite Fly Rod

The most comprehensive kit I have ever bought 1 Arrived promptly, easily assembled and high quality. In short, everything promised was delivered . Construction of the rod was straightforward and a very relaxing process.(a glass of whiskey definitely helps relax the builder

FS
06/11/2021
Fajar S.
Indonesia Indonesia
Another satisfactory purchase!

This is my second purchase from Epic. Just like my first, I'm impressed with the quality of the product that Epic delivers. Highly recommended!

PK
01/31/2021
Peter K.
Slovakia Slovakia
690C Kit

everything is perfect. I'm absolutely excited with the rod

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