Have not fished the ECHO but have heard fantastic things about them. I have fished TFO and they are great rods. I personally like the TICR-X.
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as Steve carries a try it out option that might suit you, plus you will get the top of the line customer service.
Either way would be great, IMO.
I do not think one needs to go with a five and six hundred dollar rod to get the action and quality they are wanting. I personally love a couple of sub-$100 rods.
Most important thing is that you like it.