The ECHO King will seal the deal be it in tidal zones, large brawling rivers, or smaller streams. These forgiving, medium-fast action rods comfortably lift and bomb insanely gigantic tips and flies, with a mega-powerful backbone that still flexes enough to keep that Chinook pinned.
Combine that with the 13’ rod lengths ideal for leveraging a severely angry chroma intent on revisiting saltwater, and your looking at a series that satisfies even the gnarliest Chinook addict. Jetty bound Striper anglers have also gravitated to this rod. You will not be disappointed.
ECHO King Highlights:
- Four piece travel design
- Blank: Gloss black with red wraps
- Action: Medium Fast
- Tube: Fabric-covered rod case & sock
- Guides: TiCH low-profile stripping guides
- Grips: Heavy duty cork with composite inserts
- Reel Seat: Anodized black aluminum.
- Warranty: ECHO Lifetime Warranty
Thinking about a lighter weight full spey? Check out the ECHO Full Spey.
Need help setting up your spey/switch rod? Check out this helpful page ECHO put together just for you: Heads, Tips, and Headaches: Setting Up Your Spey Rod
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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.