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Echo SR Switch Rods Best Switch Rod and Reel for the Money
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ECHO-SR-COMBO-3 Echo Switch Rod, Ion Fly Reel, and Ambush WF5F - Left Hand Retrieve - 3106-4 - 3-Weight - 10' 6" - 4 Piece
ECHO-SR-COMBO-3-RR Echo Switch Rod, Ion Fly Reel, and Ambush WF5F line - Right Hand Retrieve - 3106-4 - 3-Weight - 10' 6" - 4 Piece
ECHO-SR-COMBO-4-RR Echo Switch Rod, Ion Fly Reel, and Ambush WF6F Fly Line #4/5 - Right Hand Retrieve - 4106-4 - 4-Weight - 10' 6" - 4 Piece
ECHO-SR-COMBO-4 Echo Switch Rod, Ion Fly Reel, and Ambush WF6F Line #4/5 - Left Hand Retrieve - 4106-4 - 4-Weight - 10' 6" - 4 Piece
ECHO-SR-COMBO-5 Echo Switch Rod, Ion Fly Reel, and Ambush Fly Line - Left Hand Retrieve - 5108-4 - 5 -Weight - 10'8" - 4 Piece
ECHO-SR-COMBO-5-RR Echo Switch Rod, Ion Fly Reel, and Ambush Fly Line - Right Hand Retrieve - 5108-4 - 5 -Weight - 10'8" - 4 Piece
ECHO-SR-COMBO-6 Echo Switch Rod, Ion Fly Reel, and Ambush Fly Line - Left Hand Retrieve - 61010-4 - 6 -Weight - 10'10" - 4 Piece
ECHO-SR-COMBO-6-RR Echo Switch Rod, Ion Fly Reel, and Ambush Fly Line - Right Hand Retrieve - 61010-4 - 6 -Weight - 10'10" - 4 Piece
ECHO-SR-COMBO-7 Echo Switch Rod, Ion Fly Reel, and Ambush Fly Line - Left Hand Retrieve - 71010-4 - 7 -Weight - 10'10" - 4 Piece
ECHO-SR-COMBO-7-RR Echo Switch Rod, Ion Fly Reel, and Ambush Fly Line - Right Hand Retrieve - 71010-4 - 7 -Weight - 10'10" - 4 Piece
ECHO-SR-COMBO-8 Echo Switch Rod, Ion Fly Reel, and Ambush Fly Line - Left Hand Retrieve - 81010-4 - 8 -Weight - 10'10" - 4 Piece
ECHO-SR-COMBO-8-RR Echo Switch Rod, Ion Fly Reel, and Ambush Fly Line - Right Hand Retrieve - 81010-4 - 8 -Weight - 10'10" - 4 Piece
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Product Description:

Echo Switch Rods and Echo Ion Fly Reel

Best Affordable Switch Rod for Single Handed Casting - Complete Rod, Reel, and Fly Line Package

This complete package will come to your door step River Ready and in a brand new blank color for 2014! It is a great value and a KILLER rod, in fact, it is the best value in both switch rods and fly reels that we have ever found. You will love it. Our staff fishes the 4 weight for trout with streamers and nymphs, the 7 weight for Summer Steelhead, and the 8 weight for Winter Steelhead. Our guides are crazy about this rod. We will set up your reel, choose the appropriate grain weight line, and ship this to you and it is ready to fish. One of the most difficult aspects of buying switch and spey rods is matching the line to the rod. We make this easy. With the Echo SR Switch Rod combo we have done the homework for you. On the 6, 7, and 8wt SR a RIO Switch Chucker is a great alternative to the Ambush. Whether you buy the 3,4,5,6,7, or 8 weight Echo SR we will match the right line to the rod. On the 3, 4, and 5 the ambush line is a better choice.

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A Happy Red's Customer with a Steelhead caught on an Echo SR Switch Rod! This was a guided trip on the Klickitat River with Red's Fly Shop.

What are the differences between the Echo SR Switch Rod and the TFO Deer Creek Switch Rod?

These are both great rods. They are affordable, high performance, and tough. We like each one equally and if you get a chance, cast them side by side. You can do this if you ever get a chance to visit our riverside shop and lodge. For most this won't be possible. The Echo SR Switch Rodis a couple of inches shorter, slightly lighter, and more "tip oriented" on the casting. It is a slightly better single handed casting rod. It is also better for anglers that favor a Scandinavian style casting stroke. If you don't know what that is don't worry! That just means it is a shorter faster casting stroke.
The TFO Deer Creek Switch Rods are a bit more of a Spey Rod. They load deeper into the butt section of the rod and seem to launch line a bit further especially with sinking tips and bigger flies. Does this mean the Echo won't perform the same tasks? Golly no, it just means that if your goal is to exclusively spey swing especaially for some winter steelhead then get the TFO. Both are great choices, don't sweat it!

Need Advice or a Custom Package?

If you would like to substitute another rod weight, line, or reel, no problem, just give the guys and gals at the fly shop a buzz and our friendly staff will hook you up right and be sure this outfit will work exactly as you intend it to. The 7 weight is by far the most popular. If you plan to fish almost exclusively with large weighted flies and heavy sink tips, let us know and we'll substitute a Skagit style line for you (better for casting big stuff). We are also happy to substitute a Rio Switch line if you would like. Or consdier the Rio Scandi Short Spey Line w/ assorted of sinking tips., it is a great all around spey line for the Deer Creek Switch Rod or the Echo.

The 3WT's will spey cast the 255 grain Rio Short Scandi Body Floating and Intermediate with versileaders. A bit heavy on overhead casts.
The 4WT's and 5WT's will cast from 255 grain
Rio Short Scandi Body Grain overhead Floating and Intermediate, to 305 grain Rio Short Scandi Body S4 with versileaders and spey casts and the 5WT's will be getting close to turning over the Light MOW tips.
The 6WT's and up will cast most of the
Rio Short Scandi Body weights depending on overhead, lean on the light side, and spey cast up to two line weight over so an 8Wt Rio Short Scandi Body will spey cast like a lazar on the 6WT rods as it is just like a skagit head with a taper that throws lazar loops with MOW tips and versileaders.

What Makes the Echo SR Switch Rod so Great?

From your first glance you will see the aesthetic features on the Echo SR which stand out. The blank is a very cool looking matte olive green which is different and attractive. The cork has rubberized composite ends to aid in durability and provide a great accent. It also has hard chrome single foot guides. This rod has the appearance of something that should cost twice as much.

When you cast the Echo SR, you will feel the evidence that it was designed by a guy with some serious passion for fly casting and fishing, Tim Rajeff. He put an immense amount of hard work and research into planning this rod. Pacific Northwest anglers like the ability to fish in tight places with two handed rods, enter... the Echo SR. With a crisp action and modest power the ECHO SR rods maintain a load during a Spey cast better than other rods that have an extra fast action. In models ranging from 10'6" to 10'10" they are a perfect two hand length but are not beyond chucking with one hand when needed. Oh yea, did we mention these rod feature the best looking Grey/Slate color, the family of SR rods will make you smile just putting them together.

Echo SR Switch Rod, Echo Ion Fly Reel, and Fly Line Package Includes:

Echo Ion Fly Reel - The Best $100 Fly Reel for Switch Rods

The Echo Ion Spey/Switch Reel is a bargain. We have found the Echo Ion to be dependable, smooth, and an incredible value. The Echo Ion has a sealed drag, and it is perfect for somebody that is spey casting for the first time or is on a tight budget. The 7/9 Echo Ion will hold switch lines with plenty of backing. ECHO ION reels have stainless steel internal components and are primarily designed for fresh water use. They can be used in the salt providing extra care is taken to clean and lubricate them after each day on the water. At $99.99 the 7/9 and 10/12 reels are a real "No Brainer". Spare spools retail $44.99.

About the Echo Fly Rod Company

Echo is small and very personal fly rod company based in Vancouver, WA which is in the heart of some of the world's best fly fishing for Steelhead. The chief engineer, rod designer, and distributor of Echo is Tim Rajeff of Rajeff sports. Tim is a world famous fly casting champion, instructor, and all around great guy. His discriminating view on what a fly rod should be able to accomplish led him to start the Echo Rod company and he hasn't looked back. There are very few companies, if any, that have the heart, passion, and desire to build the best possible products the way Echo does!

Spare Reel, Switch Line, Strike Indicators, and Leader for Nymph Fishing

Although the Rio Steelhead Scandi Short spey casts like a champ on these switch rods (and is one heck of a shooting head to boot!), it isn't the best line for indicator nymphing because the head is short and you get into the thin running line too fast. Consider ordering an Echo Ion Reel for $99 and a Rio Switch Line, 1" Thingamabobber Strike Indicators, and a Rio Steelhead Leader.

This package can be purchased in addition to this Switch Rod package for a cost effective way to turn your switch rod into a nymph fishing machine for steelhead.

If you have any questions please ask as we have lots of experience with different lines on different rods and will be happy to go the the water and test them.

  • Long head and thick diameter tip turns over big flies and indicator rigs
  • Excellent line control and mending capabilities
  • Will overhead and spey cast with ease

Please let us know if you prefer left or right hand retrieve on your fly reel in the order comments upon checkout, thanks!

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Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 2 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Echo SR, Ion Reel November 26, 2013
Reviewer: Jon Bednarick from Cadillac, MI United States  
This is my second rod purchased from Reds in 8 months.  The Echo really does cast a ton of line or just the right amount in tight spots.  Steelhead or Browns and Bows on streamers are what this setup is all about.  This rod will surely make a swinger out of anyone.  Came right to my door ready to fish.  Reds videos are the best.  If there is an aspect of fly fishing you want to get into, Reds probably has a video that will help make it easy getting the perfect set up for  you. Thanks again Reds and thanks for the great, informative videos Joe.

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Perfect on the Duc January 19, 2012
Reviewer: Brian from Aberdeen, WA United States  
This rod is awesome, I bought this for fishing the Sol Duc River on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State.  I like the 8 weight because the fish  here are pretty frickin' big! During the winter we routinely hook (not always land) fish in the mid to upper teens.  This rod throws big flies under the brushy spots like a champ with either an indicator or a spey line.  My favorite river is the Duc and the Rio Scandi Short does an awesome job both swinging and nymphing around the brush and rocks

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