Here is another take on the legendary Epic 686, highly appraised and abused by glass aficionados all over the world. This was built to a returning customer and friend here in Sweden. The reel seat is made of NS skeleton and Bocote, and has an ergonomic transition to a comfortable reversed Ritz grip, with a slight flare in thumb position. Light chrome guides wrapped in YLI silk, and a Mildrum style stripping guide. I look forward to publish some fish pics with this rod later in the winter.