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Slow and smooth.
The only thing better than hooking into a wild, buttery brown trout is hooking into one with the smooth-flexing Echo Glass Fly Rod. This medium-action fiberglass rod has a moderately slow casting feel that loads deep into the blank, making it the ideal tool for slow and deliberate dry fly presentations. This larger offering of Echo's fiberglass rod comes in sizes ranging from 4- to 6-weights, giving each option the backbone necessary to wrangle those larger trout you'll encounter on medium-sized rivers, streams, and lakes. The Echo Glass Rod is outfitted with a down-locking reel seat, cork handle, and a vintage look that will pair well with that old click-and-pawl reel you've been holding onto all these years.
- Fiberglass blank
- Medium action
- Cork handle
- Down-locking reel seat
- Chrome snake guides
- Ceramic stripper guides
- Rod tube included
- Item #EHO000C
- Q & A
Echo BW Glass 5WT
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
5 stars to backcountry for excellent customer service! Shipping was upgraded and I received the rod quickly!
The rod itself; I received the rod with the plastic wrap on and a small scratch on the butt as well as the first section of the rod. I figured this was a manufacturing issue rather than a backcountry one so no fault to them. I've fished the rod once and it's fantastic for large rivers with plenty of casting room. Mends loads of line and has a nice smooth action to it. My buddy borrowed it for a few casts and stated it was "relaxing". I couldn't agree more. If you're on the fence with getting into glass this is a great rod to break the ice. To me, the subtleness of landing a fly isn't the only benefit of glass rods. It's what you can do to the entire 50 ft of line that's out to ensure a drag free drift without disturbing the fly at the end of the leader.
Unfortunately, I will be returning the rod (for the same rod only a shorter version) because it's just too long for the tight streams I fish.
Overall, great rod and incredible customer service.
Love this rod in smaller weights
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I have the 3wt, located at the link below. I am a big fan of it, and if I was in the market for a trout rod for medium or large rivers I would take a hard look at this rod. And the 3 wt at the link below is great for small streams.
Are the newer longer models (such as the 9ft 6wt) s-glass or e-glass ? Echo's website doesn't show these yet.
This rod is made with s-glass.
If you have any other questions, feel free to reach out to me directly.