The ECHO Trip is Echo’s answer to folks looking for an ultra-compact rod for backpacking, travel, or the backseat. With a smooth blend of action and power, these rods will handle all fishing conditions. The TRIP’s 8-piece construction fits nicely into a backpack or briefcase for those “important meetings” you can miss.
ECHO Trip Highlights:
- Eight piece travel design
- Blank: Dark Green Gloss / Dark Blue Gloss
- Action: Med. Fast
- Tube: Fabric-covered rod case & sock
- Guides: Stainless w/ low-friction ceramic stripper
- Grips: Features two grip styles
- Reel Seat: Black anodized reel seat
- Warranty: Echo Lifetime Warranty
If you’re considering the 5wt Trip, we recommend pairing it with the ECHO Ion 4/5 fly reel.
Looking for something that’s ready to roll, complete with line and reel? Check out the ECHO Traverse Kit rod and Tim Rajeff’s demo video!
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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.