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Echo Ion Fly Reel


Price: $79.99 - $99.99
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  • Fast line pickup large arbor spool
  • Durable solid alloy construction
  • Incoming/outgoing audible click
  • Lightweight, hybrid design balances with lighter rods
  • Maintenance-free Rulon disc drag with low start-up resistance

Product Description

The new ECHO ION reels are the best reel we have ever seen in the sub $100 category. Made from what we call a hybrid design, cast aluminum and then machined to provide the benefits of a machined bar stock reel without the high price associated with "fully" machined reels. All ECHO die cast reels are collated with an impact resistant matte black finish to provide the best looking, long lasting finish. Four sizes to fit any rod, starting with the 4/5 and the 6/7 for smaller rod applications and finishing with the 8/10 and 10/12 that will hold the largest single hand or two-handed 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.

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B005HRYR5U
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #236,963 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J. Lindsey Flexner on May 10, 2013
Size Name: 4/5wt Verified Purchase
The design of this reel is awesome as it holds 150 yds of backing and a 5 wgt. line. This reel can easily hold a 6 wgt. line and plenty of backing as well. Balances out on a sub 3 oz 9 ft 5 wgt. quite nicely. Fished it 4 days last week and it preformed flawlessly. Caught lots of fish and with a fair number of 16 to 18"ers. Drag is smooth and built out of qualiity parts and the best thing is it cost the price of a really nice fly line. My philosophy has always been that a trout fly reel is something to hold the line. We survived years with just a click and pawl drag system. Now we have beautiful CNCed works of art that are incredibly light and machined perfectly but cost an arm and a leg. Hey if you can afford them go for it- they are worth it; but if you want to save some money buy a really good fly line and put it on this reel. I think you will be happy. This reel costs less than a replacement spool for most new machined CNC type large arbors. If you smash it on the rocks or drop it over the side of a drift boat you can buy another. Buy the CNC reels for your saltwater 10 weight.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Walt Gates on June 30, 2013
Size Name: 6/7wt Verified Purchase
Nice reel, works well, looks good and the only reason I didn't give a 5 star rating was that it's a little larger in size than I had wanted, so a size comparison to a common object would have been nice. The real appears well made and functions well.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Joel Selman on December 19, 2012
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The instructions left me concerned about losing the spool retainer (part #24) knob when changing spools. A small part like that can be easily dropped into the drink and spoil an outing. I called the manufacturer with the intent of ordering spare knobs just in case, and was told you need only loosen the knob to remove the spool, not remove it. I tested this out and feel way more comfortable about changing spools while on the river. The knob stays on the reel safe while you change out the spool.
I also aked about the clicker staying on while retrieving and was told that this feature makes you aware that line is being retrieved. I can see the wisdom in this, as a reel that just free spools can accidentally spool back line you have in the water that you intend to shoot with the next cast.
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