Do you mean Echo 3?
I haven't YET Larry... but I'd really like to!
Tim Rajeff (both of them actually) are like the Payton and Eli Manning of flyfishing. Just an analogy, their competitiveness probably exceeds the Mannings as do the number of championships hehe. Neither are tolerant of a bad rod, nor would they tolerate selling one. Echo rods have been in the best price / performance point for years.
What model... are you looking at striper rods? Let's try one and finish this thread conclusively.
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