ECHO Base Starter Rod & Reel Set
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Shopping for a good beginner's kit? This is the one. We know because we cast a lot of rods and know that nothing will ruin a day of fishing faster than a broken rod or reel. This is the problem with most inexpensive beginner kit components: they break - easily. Too often. On fish. Which is the absolute worst time to break anything. So while you may not be willing to invest a lot of dough (and who could blame you) on buying a rod and reel for someone new to fly fishing, the question you have to ask yourself is this: how inexpensive is it if you have to buy it twice?
Even beginners need a rod with enough strength and flex to cast line across the water, to catch and reel in a fish (the first fish!). ECHO rods and reels are built to last and guaranteed for life. This means that while you may choose to buy more expensive rods in the future, you won't have to. This rod and reel starter kit will last for years of fishing, making it perfect for the casual fly fisher, and for those who are just getting started.
The kit comes with just about everything you need to go fishing: rod, reel, fly line, backing, and leader in a convenient carrying case. All you'll need to complete your setup is some tippet and a few flies (call us for recommendations at 650-508-0727). All kit components have been selected for balance and fit by Tim Rajeff, one of the legends of fly fishing.
Features of the Echo Base Reels:
ECHO Base reels are designed to get you into the sport at a very reasonable price. But don't let the price lead you to believe it's short on features. The impact-resistant metal frame and impact-resistant resin spool are surprisingly strong, with a smooth, robust drag and stainless steel inner workings. They come in three sizes and match up perfectly with the ECHO Base rods.
Features of the Echo Base Rods:
Creating a travel rod that helps more people get into the sport of fly fishing was something that Tim Rajeff had waited a long time to do. ECHO Base rods blend performance and durability into a great looking design that will turn more than the fish's head. A beautiful gloss black blank and premium components wrapped around a forgiving Medium Fast action blank will help every new fly angler get the feel for a sport that will stay with them for a lifetime. Available in three trout sizes as well as an eight weight to cover salmon, steelhead, and saltwater species.
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The Action vs. Power matrix is used for comparison between ECHO rod models. Utilizing this chart, you’ll be able to choose an ECHO rod that best fits you and your personal casting stroke. The vertical axis indicates the rod’s power, while the horizontal axis indicates the rod’s action. In simple terms, single-hand rod action is derived from the top half of the rod, while power is derived from the bottom half.
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.
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