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Echo Rods

The take. The moment of truth. Where all things unconsciously melt away from our minds like a cube of ice in a pot of boiling water. Work, bills, the opposite sex, and all of life's other road bumps are smoothed out and completely forgotten the instant a fish takes our fly. We stand there on the water with wide eyes, caught in a battle stance with an idea of confidence and hope like a Samurai armed with a graphite sword. Stand tall practiced warrior, Tim Rajeff made Echo Rods just for you.

Tim isn't just your average rod designer. He happens to be one of the best fly casters to ever roam this planet (don't tell him we said that), he's a dedicated fly angler, and he understands every technical aspect of rod design. Tim designed Echo Rods to be the best fly rods you can buy. They're not just good starter sticks--they're designed for hardcore anglers from all walks of life, at a price everyone can afford. We hear it every day. "I would have paid twice as much for this rod."

Our response is always the same. "Well, buy another." We sell a lot of rods that way.

SINGLE HAND RODS: Whether powering casts on windy saltwater flats, turning over bass and pike flies in tight target zones, or making that perfect presentation to mister selective, one of the following Echo Single handed rods will fill the bill.
ECHO3: Lightweight, smooth, and beautiful best describe the ECHO3 series of rods. With eleven freshwater and seven saltwater single hand rods available there is a model for any angling situation.
ECHO3 FreshWater

ECHO3 SaltWater
PRIME: Tim's one-piece, fast-action baby, pure and simple. No ferrules to hinder the action or increase weight, yet smooth, solid and reliable to a fault. While not for the traveling angler, they make up in castability what they loose in packability. Keys guides, offshore Tuna guys and confirmed Striper chasers have been all over these rods from the start. All models are 8' 10" in length and available in 8 to 12 weight.

BOOST: Achieve maximum line speed with minimal effort. The culmination of Tim's relentless tweaking, the ECHO BOOST is built for anglers searching for the ultimate balance of power and precision. With a sexy slim profile, stealthy matte finish, and all-metal reel seat, we can't decide which is faster... the cosmetics or the action. Choose from 13 different FreshWater and Saltwater models.
BOOST FreshWater

BOOST SaltWater
CARBON XL: NEW for 2016: All but a few of these rods have smooth Medium Fast actions and possess power that would be considered close to "average or normal" for each line rating. So you get no surprises when choosing an ECHO CARBON rod. Available in various lengths from 2 to 6 weight.

ION XL: NEW for 2016: The ION rods are the toughest / strongest rods we have ever produced and will take anything you can throw at them. You might be tempted to buy the ECHO ION because of its matte stealth grey blank, but we think you should buy one because of its perfect blend of action and power. Nine and ten foot lengths in line sizes 6 to 10.
GLASS:We finally did it, made it super easy on the pocket book to experience the true benefit of Fiberglass and the incredible casting feel you get from it. Once you fish one you won't go back, period. Four models from a true 2 weight up to a 5 weight.
SHADOW II:Designed by Tim and Team USA's Pete Erickson, these powerful, moderate- to faster-action "long-light" European-style nymphing rods deliver critical feel and line control with an added bonus: They'll actually cast a dry fly when your feeling dirty. Two models for any situation.
SOLO: The best One-Hundred and Twenty dollar fly rod on the market, bar none. Classy looks and steady casting performance make the Solo hard to walk away from. Whether choosing your first fly rod, or picking up that solid back up rod for a special trip. Look no further. They are now available as 4 piece rods.
SOLO OUTFIT: Entry-level price, but not entry-level equipment. Custom designed by Tim Rajeff for optimal balance and casting ease. Includes Rod, Reel, Line, Leader, and Rod/Reel travel tube. No better outfit is available at any price.
GECKO: The first serious fly rod designed with kids in mind. Cool looking on the outside and pure fish catching mojo on the inside. This is the rod all of wish we started with.
INSTRUCTOR: Designed specifically with the serious fly casting instructor in mind. Tim is a "visual" individual and this series is something he has wanted to do for a long time. See the rod load and unload, study what makes a bad cast or a tailing loop. Three models to fit any instructional need.

DOUBLE HAND RODS: Two-handed and Switch rods have become the "go to" weapon of Steelhead & Salmon anglers for many years, but fisherman of all species are seeing the advantages in casting and line control that these effective tools give you. Add in the choice of lines designed for the "Long Rod" and there is hardly a fishing situation that they don't make easier. We have covered the bases with this extensive array of series and models.

ECHO3 2 HAND: Hanging out with a focused group of spey casting and steelhead bums puts you in a great environment for the evolutionary development of spey rods. Thus, these ECHO3 Two-handers were designed to fit the largest range of casting styles and be equally comfortable using Skagit style shooting heads or long belly floating lines.

ECHO3 SWITCH: True "Switch" rods, with our smooth actions and light high modulus blanks these can comfortably be fished either single or two-handed. Available in three line sizes, 6 to 8 weight, and all in eleven foot length. There is no water, big or small these rods cannot handle.

KING: King Salmon, arguably the strongest, hardest fighting anadromous salmonid on the planet. A rod was needed to match not only the tenacity of these fish, but the anglers that pursue them. Big flies, big water, heavy lines are no problem, but the real advantage of these rods is their smooth, easy casting ability. Jetty bound Striper anglers have also gravitated to this rod. You will not be disappointed.

TIM RAJEFF: Tim's personal casting style lends itself to a little quicker, more powerful two-hander, and when you own the company you get to build what you want. So here you go, the TR series. With a "fast-ish" action these rods are perfect for anglers that want, or have a little more pop in their stroke. Timmy likes.

DEC HOGAN II: The soul of the original, medium-fast action DH rod remains, but an upgrade in materials give them a slightly crisper action that helps take advantage of the newer spey lines and material advancements. Dec kept a steely eye on the whole process and made sure this change would not loose the legendary "touch". Take a close look at the new 6.5 model. His new full-time summer stick, Dec says it fills that wide gap between 6 and 7 wt. two handers. Four models to meet any demand.

GLASS SPEY: Tim's no stranger to the two hand glass game. It's what he used in distance casting competitions when bell bottom jeans and mood rings were "the thing". With action affectionately coined "glass-fast", these rods produce smooth casts and modest line speed... perfect for launching heavy sink tips or beefy nymph rigs.

GLASS SWITCH: Classic retro vibe, with that magic action you've been looking for. At $279.99 (MSRP), picking up a new ECHO GLASS Switch will leave enough cash in the bank to fill up your tank.

SR: You will not find a better $350 switch rod on the market anywhere. Extremely durable and caster friendly, you cannot go wrong with any of the 5 models available. From 4 to 8 weight and 10'6" to 10'10" lengths, one of these will fit the bill perfectly.

CLASSIC: The best value in a two-handed fishing tool available. The classic ECHO green color, responsive yet forgiving faster-action feel while casting, solid performance for all casting levels, and of course the ECHO warranty. We strongly feel when you take a close look at this rod, you will be as convinced as we are on the value. Great as a first rod to get started in the two-hand game, or a solid back up that very well may become your full-time stick.

INSTRUCTOR: Designed specifically with the serious fly casting instructor in mind. Tim is a "visual" individual and this series is something he has wanted to do for a long time. See the rod load and unload, study what makes a bad cast or a tailing loop. Three models to fit any instructional need.

OTHER RODS: The following special purpose rods open up the world of fly casting for several different demographics of anglers. From our super fun Micro Practice Rod (MPR) and it's spey adapter, to the new Pin rod, we are always looking to make participation in this great sport easier and fun.

MPR: What could be more fun than sitting on your living room couch and practicing fly casting and presentation? Anywhere becomes your own personal casting pond!
MPR SPEY: Spey casting practice indoors, are you kidding me! Yep, its now possible. Add the MPR Spey Adaptor to your MPR and your "Snap-T, Snake Roll, and Double Spey" take on a whole new dynamic.


PIN: Centerpin fishing in the Pacific Northwest has become popular with many anglers. The ECHO Pin rod was designed to help these anglers make the longest "in-the-zone" drifts possible while maintaining control of their offering. There is no better "Centerpin" rod available at this price.

From RIO:

The "A" rating is for more experienced casters, or for casters that like to cast off the tip of the rod. It is also a good choice for longer rods and wider rivers where the caster can carry the whole head length of the line outside the rod (55 feet in the case of most WindCutters). The "B" rating is for less experienced casters, and for casters that like to feel a deeper load in the rod. It is also a good choice for coping with tough winds, or using larger flies.