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Old 07-01-2013, 03:42 PM
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Default Echo Ion sizing vz Allen sizing on a switch rod

I have a Echo Ion 8/10 on my switch rod. It seems to balance out well but getting the reel foot onto the handle is a chore due to it being slightly oversized. I am also not to thrilled with the plastic spool attachment or the plain black color.

I have been looking at the Allen Alpha3 reels. I like them but wonder what size I will need?

The Echo is full to the rim with the backing and line. Will a Alpha 3 size 3 work or will I need to go with the size 4? Since this is a 10'10" rod in 6 weight I don't want to unbalance the rod but also don't want to loose a lot of backing to make the line fit. Suggestions?
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Old 07-01-2013, 04:10 PM
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Default Re: Echo Ion sizing vz Allen sizing on a switch rod

I sent them an email so we will see what they say.

ETA: I am very impressed with the service I received. I had a reply email within just a few minutes and after a second email I had the info I needed.
It was recommended to get a size 4 due to the line I am using on my current reel.

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