A complete package priced for any budget
Whether you’re thinking about starting to fly fish, or have been a this for decades: gear needs to be affordable. We’ve put together the most affordable package we possibly could and managed to keep the quality and performance at a level any angler would appreciate.
A Rod with Versatile Action and Durable Construction
The ECHO Base is built with to be as durable as a graphite fly rod can get. Pair that up with its action and power balance that can get you in to just about any type of fishing situation you can imagine.
Years of Fly Fishing Enjoyment
Few rods out there offer the bang-for-buck value of the ECHO Base. And we specifically designed it to continue to impress you whether you’re still learning or many years in to your fly fishing career. Every kit comes complete with an ECHO Base Reel, weight forward floating fly line (w/backing and leader), and hard case.
Fast action rods feature softer tips than medium action rods and provide a ‘stiffer’ feel. Fast action rods excel in the hands of anglers with more aggressive casting strokes and greater stroke control. Medium action rods are ideal for anglers with more fluid casting strokes and have a larger ‘sweet spot’ for a wider range of casting strokes. Consistently throwing a tailing loop? Your rod’s action may not be a good fit to you and your casting stroke.
A rod’s power is its resistance to flexing under load. Powerful rods are ‘beefier’ through the bottom half, generate higher line speeds, and are more adept at keeping big fish pinned. Delicate rods are more presentation-oriented, protect light tippet, and are a better choice for picky fish.
Wash all components with warm freshwater after each days use in saltwater. Pay extra attention to the space where the guides meet the blank and the metal parts of the reel seat. Try to keep sand and dirt out of the ferrules. Occasionally use a few drops of any reel oil or grease on the reel seat threads to keep it operating smoothly. Paraffin wax can also be used on the ferrules if needed to ensure a proper fit.
Do not use tape on your ferrules. If you do we’ll come steal all your bacon and PBR.