I'd go with the ECHO, even if it didn't come with the tube. I haven't cast that particular TFO rod, but the rods in the Pro series I have cast all have an action better suited to long powerful rods. (my 8'6" 3wt included, its a boomer for a 3wt.) I'm not saying the TFO is a bad choice, as I can think of many worse options, I just think the ECHO is the better choice here.
Another factor, for warranty work, you would have to ship the TFO to Dallas, and the ECHO to a burb of Portland, OR. Since you're in Cali, this should make the turnaround faster for the ECHO due to ground shipping transit time, and likely cheaper as well.