Echo River Glass Fly RodRegular price $249.99
Three & Four Piece Travel Designs
A glimpse into the future brings fiberglass rod design: faster, lighter, and more powerful than glass has ever been. Available in lengths that cover the widest range of fishing applications from 6'9" to 8'6".
Why fish glass? One of the main reasons is the ability to easily feel the rod load and the superior shock absorption of glass fibers. Echo compiled years of fiberglass experience to introduce the new River Glass series, offered in lengths to cover the widest variety of freshwater fisheries. The rods are available in either Glacier or Amber color to help add a bit more joy that wasn’t there when you fished your stiffer graphite rods.
ACTION VS POWER COMPARISON
Use this chart to choose an ECHO Rod best fits you and your 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 more prominent ‘sweet spot’ for a broader range of casting strokes. Consistently throwing a tailing loop? Your rod’s action may not be a good fit for 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 pinning big fish. Delicate rods are more presentation-oriented, protect light tippet, and are a better choice for picky fish.