View Full Version : Has anyone tried the new ECHO-2 Rods?
01-23-2007, 10:06 AM
Has anyone tried the new ECHO-2 Rods?
01-23-2007, 10:44 AM
Yes...They are a bit softer than the high end rods but good bang for the buck. Which model you looking at?
01-23-2007, 03:11 PM
I am window shopping for a new 10 wt to handle a 400 to 500 grain lines. Bear's Den mentioned them as an affordable option and I hadn't heard of them. A Google search brought up good reviews so I thought I'd ask. The 1090 is only $279.
I see you think they compare favorably to the Winston Boron??
01-23-2007, 03:41 PM
tbn - another quality rod you might look at in that price range is the Powell TiMax. I tortured a 9wt this season and was impressed by it's performance and durability. Just another option...
01-24-2007, 09:16 AM
I played around with it at the show and though it is a little bit soft it impressed the hell out of me for its price for the materials, the amount of flex you can put on it (I thought the guy was going to break it) and the extra tip that comes with it. Also the guy said that if you break a part of the rod you can get another for 30 bucks and if your out there and break a tip you can switch to the other. I think I will get one for my next rod.
Just my first impression,
01-24-2007, 09:44 AM
I own 4 Echo 2 rods and for the buck they are great. Who else offers a 2 tip rod for $279.00, and they don't break like some of the other low end rods on the market. The Classic is actually a nicer casting rod for $179.00.....
Not to get too far off the subject but does anyone have an opinion on the echo reels?
01-24-2007, 11:49 AM
The Classic is a bit stiffer than the Echo2's....They are great casting rods....I've always liked a rod with a tad softer action for throwing sinking lines. The fit and finish and on the Echo2's is second to none....
At the show I casted the 8'4wt and compared it to Sage Z Axis, Zero Gravity, Winston BoronX...The Boron X was the favorite but the Echo2 was a close second with the Sages picking up the rear....
I highly recommend them for the $$ :-%
The two tips are different. One is for distance (stiffer) and one is for close in accuracy. (slightly softer)
I played around with both tips at Marlboro and liked them both.
It gives you two rods for the price of one. -- Not a rod with a replacement tip!
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