Steve, we dont have an ECHO dealer here. the closest one is in middle pennsylvania. all the dealers here carry sage, orvis, st. croix(have one. great rods, just a little over priced here) redington, scott, TFO, and a few others. we also have some boo makers here. besides, id like to support someone who i know(well i know from hearing all the great things from mike and everyone else) is a class act. and heck for 129.99 plus shipping i cant really beat it.