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Old 01-09-2017, 06:13 PM
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Default echo glass - small or big water?

Thinking of another glass rod.

Has anyone had a chance to cast & compare the Echo (I'm going 5 wt. with this purchase) "small water" rod (7'10") to the 8'6" "big water" rod?

(I like a medium/medium fast action in graphite rods - TFO Pro is a good fit to my casting stroke.)
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Thinking of another glass rod.

Has anyone had a chance to cast & compare the Echo (I'm going 5 wt. with this purchase) "small water" rod (7'10") to the 8'6" "big water" rod?

(I like a medium/medium fast action in graphite rods - TFO Pro is a good fit to my casting stroke.)
Yes, go the longer rod .. either are a treat to cast. Longer gives you more water options. One way or the other a 'roll cast' is going to cover most of your situations.

Here, very few bits of small water, but fishing close for Steelies at your feet .. LOVE the 11 foot glass. Save for a full on Boo, best treat you could have in your hand.

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Default Re: echo glass - small or big water?

I think I'll go with the 8'6" rod.
I already have a 6'6" glass 3wt (custom rod) and it's a lot of fun on small water with bluegills.
I have a couple bamboo rods, too - 6wt & 3wt.
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