Originally Posted by dmort
That was ridiculous. What does echo get out of this? Obviously I now trust that echo rods are strong, but its a 10wt. I already knew that it was strong. I see this as a waste of a perfectly nice fly rod!
I do suppose that there needs to be some degree of independent testing to confirm manufacturers specs, but come'on.
They do this for all the rods just to prove that they are quite strong. Even their 3wt took some pretty intense pressure to break... and that's saying a lot imo.
I personally have one of their rods, and I trust that it likely won't break on a fish.