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Echo Echo Glass Fly Rod - 3-Piece

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    • 5 Weight/Handle B, 7ft10in
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    Simplify.

    It's easy to get carried away with all the new fan-dangled rod technologies that come out year after year, and lose sight of how simple fly fishing really should be. Now, we're not saying there isn't a time and place for stiff, fast-action rods, because there definitely is, but it's always nice to hit your local creeks with a moderate action fiberglass rod and feel that fiberglass bend at the butt on a fiesty trout, or two. The Echo Glass Fly Rod is a throwback to the fiberglass rod your grandpa used to cast with a slow tempo feel that is great for making short and precise presentations with a dry fly. The vintage-styled down- locking reel seat pushes the reel back for a more balanced feel and has that classic cork barrel reel seat for a timeless look. The rod comes with a fabric-covered rod tube and sock to keep your rod intact when you hike into your favorite, secluded creek.

    • Fiberglass rod
    • Half wells cork grip
    • Down-locking cork barrel reel seat
    • Chrome snake guides
    • Rod tube with sock included
    • Item #EHO000B

    Tech Specs

    Material
    fiberglass
    Length
    [2 wt] 6 ft 3 in, [3 wt] 6 ft 9 in, [4 wt] 7 ft 4 in, [5 wt] 7 ft 10 in
    Action
    moderate
    Rod Weight
    2, 3, 4, 5
    Handle
    half wells
    Reel Seats
    down locking, cork
    Pieces
    3
    Recommended Use
    fly fishing
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

    Tech Specs

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    Great 2 wt.

      I have this rod in the 6'3" 2 wt. The short length, light weight, and fiberglass construction make this rod great for small creeks. Definitely a slow to medium action rod that makes manipulating the line on the water very easy. This rod casts surprisingly well, unless you're in the wind or trying to throw meat. I mostly use mine for small dries or hoppers and with the right line I can comfortably and accurately cast about 30 or so feet.

      I have this paired up with the Redington Rise reel and the Scientific Anglers GPX fly line which I think makes for a really balanced package.

      Matthew Pizza
      Expert Gearhead
      mpizza@backcountry.com
      801.736.5363

      One small quibble since my last review

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I haven't yet learned to love the down locking reel seat. For the reels I have tried it with the rod felt a bit unbalanced, but I had been using a 4 wt reel with backing, so likely a heavier reel than most would use here.

      It's still a great rod for high mountain streams, and streams with tight cover. i just didn't love trying to cast out longer distances as the rod weight isn't distributed how I expect it to be.

      glass is not dead

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      This is a great rod. I own this in the 3wt, and the butterstick, and am very pleased with both. Casting this is great fun and makes delicate presentations much easier. Compared to the redington butterstick this rod seems to have a bit more backbone.

      The 3 wt is definitely made for small streams, while it can cast decent distances it wouldn't be the best for small lakes where you are trying to cast 30 or 40 feet. The 6 foot 9 inch length just isn't made for distance.

      Unanswered Question

      Has anyone casted/used both this rod and the redington butterstick? I love my butterstick, and wonder if I should round out my small stream arsenal with another butterstick or this rod.