For sale here is a Rennaisance Rods EPIC custom-built fiberglass rod - Model 686. 8 1/2 feet for a 6 weight line. Three piece rod. The blanks are made in New Zealand of Uni-directional s-glass. Original bag and tube. Very nice casting rod with medium fast action. Lemke hardware, custom insert, agate stripper, custom handle, silk wraps and Snake Brand Universal guides.
What the experts say.............
"I really believe the EPIC 686 is by far the most popular GLASS streamer rod on the market. More often than not, I get requests for the 686 and most of the time in Salsa. Carl has created a wonderful, and powerful taper and folks love them!"
- Shane Gray. Graywolf Rods
"I will only touch on this for a second because everyone keeps hearing how phenomenal the 686 is. This is a phenomenal blank.
The beauty is in the fact that the rod will lay out ten feet of line with the delicacy of a full flex cane, but when called upon fire 95' of line into a stiff breeze. It does all of this with a great deal of feel and composure that most rods will never achieve.
It is quite possibly one of the best 6wts on the market glass, graph, or grass."
- Zeb Tonkavich. Snowman Custom Rod Works
"the Epic 686 is (f#$%'ing) magic in my hands. This fly rod is responsive, quick to load, and a powerhouse that lays out very long accurate casts with relative ease."
- Cameron Mortenson. The Fiberglass Manifesto