A True-to-Size Rod for Fishing at “Real” Stream Distances
Modern rods are often designed for maximum distance & punching big flies in to the wind. Those rods certainly have their place, but small-stream anglers have a different set of needs. The ECHO Dry series is designed to present dry flies and small nymphs to stream-dwelling fish.
Matches Perfectly with Standard-Weight Fly Lines
Fly lines have had to keep up with the “faster/more powerful is better” trend as well. Standard weight fly lines will pair perfectly with the DRY series for presenting your flies to those fish that are right at your feet, but still have everything necessary to pick up and snipe that one that just sipped the surface on the other bank.
It Has Other Talents Too..
ECHO named it the “DRY” to highlight its strongest points, but don’t let that limit you. If the conditions change and it’s time to present under an indicator, the DRY will get the job done and then some. It truly is the perfect tool for effectively fishing your favorite creeks and rivers.
ECHO Dry Highlights:
- Four piece travel design
- Action: Medium Fast
- Tube: Fabric-covered rod & reel case
- Guides: Stainless w/ low-friction ceramic stripper
- Grips: Features two grip styles
- Reel Seat: Black anodized aluminum
- Warranty: ECHO Lifetime Warranty
Fishing around the Eugene/Springfield area? Or more specifically, dry fly fishing the McKenzie River? We recommend the ECHO Dry 5wt paired with the ECHO Ion 4/5 fly reel.
Don’t want a stick that’s solely designed for dry fly fishing, but still just as awesome? Check out Tim Rajeff’s demo video for the ECHO Carbon XL!
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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.