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Echo Edge Fly Rods

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249.99

The Echo "Edge" series of fly rods are one of the best looking, most reliable rods available in any price category. Never accepting the status quo, Echo is always looking at ways to improve upon their rod designs to bring you the best casting and fishing tool at a reasonable price one can buy. We think you will agree, they done it with the Echo Edge series.

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(Updated: August 13, 2014)
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I searched for an ideal Saltwater Fly Rod for me for years. I tried cheap, expensive, stiff soft, everything. Finally I was able to try an ECHO -Saltwater Edge as a demo.

Castability
My first though was no way could a rod this flimsy cast large flies and stand up to the fish I was planning on going after. But a funny thing happened. Using my existing gear versus the ECHO Edge I found I could consistently cast 20-30 feet further. I can't explain the technical reason but for me its real. I have heard others make the same claim.

Can it Handle Large Game Fish
OK, so it casts a little further, can it handle a big fish. The answer is a definite YES! I have caught 20-70 pound Tarpon, many Bull Reds, some large Jack Cravalle and many other game fish with this rod. I even caught a couple Sharks with it.

Durability
I have had this rod about 4 years and have fished it hard. The rod looks and performs as new. I do take care of it. I wash and dry it after each trip. The eyes show no signs of corrosion. The handle and reel seat are free of corrosion or cracks.

Versatility
I have caught lots of different types and sizes of fish. I have used it for long casts to spooked trout and tailing reds. I've used it with a lead head for fishing for Reds and Drum in fairly deep holes. It roll casts well. I've even used roll casts to lob live mullet on to oyster bars. The rods has exceeded my expectations for versatility. I've also used it out west in Oregon and Washington for Steelhead fishing. It travels well on airplanes.

ECHO as a Supplier
ECHO rods stand behind their products. I have not had to use their Customer Service Center but do know of a friend that has. He slammed the hatch of his SUV on his rod and broke off the tip. He sent it in expecting to get it back repaired. Nope, he got a brand new rod and a thank you note.

I have enjoyed fishing and catching with this rod. I believe it to be a great value for the money and have not had any regrets with it. I have gotten more pleasure out of this rod than I expected I would. I highly recommend it to those who need a rod that handles the big fish and big days on the water.

User Info

Waters Fished:
  • Large Rivers
  • Small Creeks
  • Large Lakes
  • Salwater Flats
  • Saltwater Bays
Used:
30+ times

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Quality, Castability, Added casting distance
Cons:
Some say they feel too flimsy to cast
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