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Echo Ion XL Rods

Saltwater-Grade rods at an Affordable Price Point
Saltwater-grade rods in this price category are usually better utilized as a coat hanger than a fishing tool. The Ion XL series does not fit that mold.

Remarkably Low Swing-Weight and Forgiving Action
Featuring a remarkably low swing-weight and a more forgiving action, the Ion XL is equally at home stripping flesh flies as it is dropping a merkin to a tailing permit.

The Rod Choice of Guides World-Wide
With the Ion XL’s extreme versatility between fresh and saltwater environments, its affordable price point, and quality componentry, it has become the go-to rod for guides and fishing professionals.

Casting large flies into a stiff breeze is best done with high line speed and tight loops. Fighting big fish often requires rods with a stiff backbone. Creating a rod that can do both well without causing undue hand and arm fatigue is no easy task.
Generating high line speed without fatigue was the design goal for the ECHO ION series of rods. If you plan to cast all day and still have enough strength to drive home you need a rod with just enough power to get the fly to the fish and a little extra power in reserve "just in case".

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.

Features:
  • Four piece travel design
  • Alignment dots for quick assembly
  • Tough fabric covered rod tube
  • Matte stealth grey blank color
  • Full wells cork handle with composite pressure zone
  • 1 1/4" or 2" fighting butt, depending on model
  • Oversized stripper guides
  • Hard chrome single foot snake guides
  • 30" fish hero mark
  • Warranty
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    Echo Ion XL 5100
    $199.00 Be the first one to write a review
    Weight : 5
    Length : 10'0"
    Action : Medium Fast
    5.5oz

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    Echo Ion XL 690
    $199.00 Be the first one to write a review
    Weight : 6
    Length : 9'0"
    Action : Medium Fast
    A toned down version of its #7 weight cousin. As a fresh water rod it can easily deal with large rainbows, brownies and perchb. As a lightweight saltwater rod it can be used for sea trout, mullet or small bones on those balmy wind-still days. It is designed to throw small to medium flies.
    4.7oz.

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    Echo Ion XL 6100
    $199.00 Be the first one to write a review
    Weight : 6
    Length : 10'0"
    Action : Medium Fast-ish
    Designed as a summer steelhead, medium trout or ligtweight satwater rod. It shines in situations when extra distance and line control are needed. It’s 10 foot length feels light in the hand despite its powerful butt section. It is a dream when casting from a float tube, pontoon boat or kayak.
    5.8oz

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    Echo Ion XL 790
    $199.00 Be the first one to write a review
    Weight : 7
    Length : 9'0"
    Action : Medium Fast
    Designed with several types of fishing in mind. As a heavier fresh water rod it can easily deal with the toughest big rainbows, light steelhead and sea trout . As a saltwater rod it can handle the sinking lines used for schoolie bass, and on the flats it makes a great lighter bonefish rod. Designed to throw small to large flies.
    4.9oz.

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    Echo Ion XL 7100
    $199.00 Be the first one to write a review
    Weight : 7
    Length : 10'0"
    Action : Medium Fast-ish
    Designed as a steelhead / large trout / lake rod. In the UK the most popular rod is a 10’ #7 because of its ability to cast sinking lines. The ION #7 does just that. Its length helps mend line when fishing greased line flies for steelhead, grilse or sea trout. It is also popular for the chuck and duck crowd. It has a medium fast action. Designed to throw medium to large flies.
    6.2oz

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    Echo Ion XL 890
    $199.00 Be the first one to write a review
    Weight : 8
    Length : 9'0"
    Action : Medium Fast
    Designed to drive casts into tough winds without losing the ability to load during a short cast, the 9’ #8 is the best fly rod in the ECHO ION family for those who demand a rod with power but one that is not heavy in the hand, a real workhorse. The ION #8 is an ideal when coastal fishing for Bass, Sea Trout, or Pike. Designed to throw medium to large flies.
    5.1oz

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    Echo Ion XL 8100
    $199.00 Be the first one to write a review
    Weight : 8
    Length : 10'0"
    Action : Medium Fast-ish
    Designed as a serious steelhead, grilse or large sea trout rod. It has extra butt power to help lift more line off the water to help longer casts. It has enough power to turn tough fish. The rod is designed with heavier walls to help take the stresses and abuse of fighting and landing big steelhead and salmon. Ideal for casting medium to large flies.
    6.5oz

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    Echo Ion XL 990
    $199.00 Be the first one to write a review
    Weight : 9
    Length : 9'0"
    Action : Fast
    Designed with three different types of fishing in mind. The rod performs well throwing sinking lines for stripers on the East and West coast, or sea bass off of Ireland or the south coast of England. It also handles the heavy crab flies for permit and monster bones. In the Pacific Northwest and Alaska the rod has proven to be the tough enough to cast heavy flies on super fast sinking lines and can beat salmon in a hurry. If that wasn't enought it is also an excellent rod for Pike, Salmon and Pollack. Can easily throw medium to very large flies.
    5.4oz

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    Echo Ion XL 1090
    $199.00 Be the first one to write a review
    Weight : 10
    Length : 9'0"
    Action : Fast
    Designed to stop a freight train and lift it into the boat. When a person is looking for a stiff #10 rod that can cast huge flies and sinking lines for stripers, tuna, or king salmon they choose the ION 9’#10. With its light tip it makes a great Permit and light Tarpon rod. The rod is designed to throw wet socks and flies the size of small birds.
    5.8oz