08-04-2010, 12:17 AM
Orvis Superfine Trout Bum 763-4 v. Echo2 378fw-4x
I've been thinking of picking up a good light short(er) rod that would work well in laying down delicate dries and protecting light (#6-8) tippet to spooky small-stream trout, able to work around the heavy stream-side brush that frequents those locations.
One I've been thinking of for some time is the Echo2 7'8" # 3, a major appeal being the two different tips the rod comes with - a fast action "A" tip and a medium fast "D" tip.
The second rod is the Orvis Superfine Trout Bum 7'6" # 3 with a "Full Flex 2.5" action.
While the Orvis is normally more than twice as expensive as the Echo2, the Orvis currently is on sale at $100 off and in addition I have another $100 in various Orvis gift certificates, which still leaves the Orvis more expensive but tolerable at only a $100 more, net.
I'd appreciate any comparative advice on these rods and any others I should consider for these circumstances.
On the whole, I'd rather be in Wyoming . . .
Last edited by Fly2Fish; 08-04-2010 at 12:43 AM.