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EPIC 686 Olive-New "Fastglass II"  - 8'6" 6wt - #180506


CURRENTLY ONLY ONE AVAILABLE- This EPIC Olive 686 "FastGlass II" Fiberglass Edition Fly Rod, 8'6" 6wt is shown with a Lemke LC-5 reel seat in Bright Nickel surrounding a piece of beautiful Indian Sheesham wood in a gloss finish. The rod sports a 7" modified RITZ style Flor grade cork grip, FUJI 12mm stripping guide with Alconite ceramic insert, Snake Brand snake guides and tip top, all in Bright Nickel. The guides are wrapped in Victoria Green Japanese Silk with black trim bands and some with a touch of Bright Red silk. Epoxy finish protects all thread work and decal areas. Comes complete with a black, Clear Creek heavy canvas covered PVC tube with internal cloth dividers for the rod sections.

  • Additional Product Notes

    This latest blank design by EPIC, the "Fast Glass II" with the partially sanded finish they call "Snakebelly" also builds into one of the best streamer rods for river fishing for trout or even a rod to throw small to med bugs out for bass. This NEW SNAKEBELLY blank design as well as the original FastGlass models are unlike anything from the days of ONLY fiberglass, Thankfully!!  Very responsive with a rather fast tip for fiberglass but still a pleasure to cast and watch the line flow out like a dream in the wind.

    And on this rod too, each ferrule connection point has a set of "alignment dots" that allow faster alignment of the multiple sections when you are first at the stream and time is important . . . .!


    RETURNS for CUSTOM FLY RODS:  Fly rods ordered that are to be heavily customized with special reel seats, exotic woods, unique guides systems, or thread color schemes or snake skins, cannot be returned or funds refunded for obvious reasons. It will very well be a beautiful creation but it may not be desired by someone else. So purchase responsibly with this in mind as no returns will be accepted at any time after the order is finalized and work begun. 


    RETURNS  of ONE-of-a-KIND, as-built Fly Rods:   On occasion I will have various models of high quality fly rods available that will be for sale "as built" for immediate shipment, such as the fly rod shown above. This rod may be returned if the customer feels it is not exactly what he or she wants as long as it is returned in the same, new and unused condition in which it was received by the customer. Rod returns for this reason must be post marked for return mailing within a 10-calendar day time frame from the customer's initial receipt of the rod. Customer will be responsible for the return Shipping, Handling & Insurance sufficient to cover the replacement of the fly rod. The rod will be inspected and compared to the photographs taken prior to shipment and any adjustments will be made prior to the monetary refund. 


    PLEASE MAKE CONTACT WITH ME BY TEXT OR CALL PRIOR TO RETURNING ROD SO I CAN BE EXPECTING THE SHIPMENT.  Contact information is at the top of the HOME page, right-hand corner.      Thanks.


    Please return the fly rod to my shop address below:

    Sweetwater Fly Rods

    Charles Armontrout

    1907 Hot Springs 

    Covington, VA  24426


    The product price listed above includes S&H & Ins. to the lower 48 US states as well as to Alaska and Hawaii...!


    SHIPPING METHOD: All rod order shipments will be made by USPS, PRIORITY MAIL, Insured w/ tracking along with the requirement of an adult signature at time of delivery. The customer will be given the tracking number with the final receipt and paperwork.

    Ensure that the mailing address I am given is the correct one for your purchase as I cannot be responsible for the delivery of an order to the wrong address....Trust me, it has happened.  I will always require an adult signature to be obtained upon delivery.

ALL FLY RODS, REEL SEATS w/ WOOD INSERTS AND OTHER ITEMS LISTED ON THIS SITE ARE EACH HANDCRAFTED BY ME.   I do not resell any products that I don't create myself to ensure the highest quality control. The reel seat hardware for my fly rods is crafted by Joel Lemke. His "metal artwork" is like jewelry that adorns my fly rod creation.

 E-Mail------SweetwaterFlyRod@aol.com        Covington, VA