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
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 Gseries 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.
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
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.
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.
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