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.
This rod comes complete with a black & gold, powder coated Clear Creek aluminum rod tube with 4-section rod bag.
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 . . . .!
RETURN & REFUND POLICY
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 packaging, rod case, and still in the 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 request that a signature be required on my end when returning a rod to me for a refund. Without this requirement, I cannot be responsible for lost shipments. Monetary refunds for returned rods will not include the Shipping, Handling & Insurance costs incurred for the shipment back to me. Refunds will be sent by mail in the form of a Cashiers Check made out to the original purchaser.
PLEASE MAKE CONTACT WITH ME BY TEXT OR PHONE CALL PRIOR TO RETURNING A ROD SO I CAN BE EXPECTING THE SHIPMENT. Contact information is listed below:
Please return the fly rod to my shop address below:
Sweetwater Fly Rods
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.
What to do when you first receive your new fly rod, and it appears to be in bad shape:
For obvious damage issues that appear to be "shipping related" when the driver has the package in his/her possession, any suspected damage needs to be confirmed in the presence of the driver. Both you and the driver need to inspect the package and if any damage to the package contents is discovered, written documentation needs to be created to certify what was found. The US Postal Service is the service I normally use and have had no issues so far!
You may be required sign to confirm that a DAMAGED delivery was attempted, but if you do, make sure you are not signing to ACCEPT the damaged delivery, but to confirm the package was damaged upon delivery ONLY. Be sure the inspection form clearly shows the words DAMAGED-will not accept.
You may also need to state what damage was found - be specific, it's worth your time because it becomes evidence that you saw and noted damages!! When rejecting the order, the shipper should return the damaged rod to me where I will proceed with the final claim. You, the customer, please send me an e-mail stating that the rod had been damaged in transit and returned to the shipper for delivery back to me. I will have the tracking number for reference to proceed on my end.
After receipt of the damaged rod, I will then get started with replacing the broken rod with a new one promptly and will inform the customer of the details.