A Rod for All Skill Levels and a Wide Range of Light Duty Fishing Applications
The ECHO Carbon XL is designed for anglers of all skill levels who need a well-rounded rod for a variety of fishing applications.
Moderate Action With A Light Feel
The Carbon XL features a moderate action that excels at everything from dry fly fishing to nymphing and even light streamers without ever feeling heavy or sluggish. The Carbon XL series looks and feels like a rod that should be selling for twice its price!
A True All-Around Performer
The ECHO Carbon XL (Extra Light) is a true all-around performer that looks just as sweet as it casts. Tim Rajeff designed these sticks to feel light in hand, with actions made to match a wide range of casting styles and fishing situations. Bass to browns, bluegill to brookies, this rod covers it all.
ECHO Carbon XL Highlights:
- Four piece travel design
- Action: Med Fast
- Tube: Fabric-covered rod case & sock
- Guides: Lightweight ceramic stripping guides
- Grips: Features two grip styles
- Warranty: ECHO Lifetime Warranty
Looking for a little heavier rod in the same price range? Check out the ECHO Ion XL.
Thinking about a stick soley for dry fly fishing? Check out Tim Rajeff’s demo video for the ECHO Dry!
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ECHO Rod & Reel Maintenance
ECHO recommends the following regular reel maintenance:
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.
ECHO Action vs. Power Comparison
Action vs Power Comparison
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, two-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.