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Old 02-08-2013, 09:51 PM
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between the two which is a better value if had for the same price? have any of you used either of them or heard pros/cons about the two? thanks
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:33 AM
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I just posted about ordering the echo carbon 4 weight i should get it in a few days and will let you know. I also have a 8 1/2 foot 4 wt. Redington CT....a beautiful rod but I do not enjoy it as much as others who have posted here because I enjoy a faster action. I love playing a fish on this rod...and it protects light tippets very well....and it casts beautifully too. I just hate having to relax my stroke because i'm so used to casting my favoriate rod...a sage XP. The echo is described as medium fast - so we'll see. That being said I find that when I use my CT....I think more about my cast while i'm fishing ...and in terms of a progressive action - if that is what you are looking for this is the best rod for the money ....with the current sales.
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Default Re: Echo carbon vs Redington CT

I can't speak for the CT but I have never heard anything bad about Carbon. I own the 7'3" 2wt and paid a little less than retail because of the discount I get at the fly shop but even if I paid more, I would be completely happy with it. If we come across one for thw price they are at now we will buy another for my wife. If not, we will happily pay full price when the new one is out.

We also have echo ions and an echo 3 and we love them all. They make some awesome rods.
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Where did you find the best price on the Echo? And I can't find any really low prices on any CT's :?
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Default Re: Echo carbon vs Redington CT

While you can use the rods for whatever you choose, these two rods were designed with different tasks in mind. One was designed to be an all-rounder, the other to be a finesse rod.
On looks Id give the CT the nod, but if the question was, which had more reserve power , the Carbon would be my choice. When Rajeff refers to Med Fast+ on his rods, they tend to have some backbone to them.

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This thread would be enhanced by knowing what particular length and weight rod models were talking about and then having the ERN and AA for both.

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I'm looking for a 4wt stream rod. 8' preferably.
thanks for the links and advice.
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Default Re: Echo carbon vs Redington CT

I would give the edge to the CT. As has been compared recently to the Sage LL, I can say they are not the same rod, taper, blank etc., but for the money they are a great rod. The feel is a tad stiffer than the famed LL, but they can put a fly in a cup about every time.

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Christian......8 foot 4 weight CT....$89 and includes free shipping caddis fly shops this may be the best source
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Where did you find the best price on the Echo? And I can't find any really low prices on any CT's :?
Carbon - $85
CT - $83

Both are fantastic. Best rods for the money.

For novelty, Carbon has a 6'6" 3wt 4pc. CT has a 8' 3wt 6 piece. Both break down under 20". Fishwest has both in stock last time I checked.

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This thread would be enhanced by knowing what particular length and weight rod models were talking about and then having the ERN and AA for both.

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I have a Redington CT 9' 4 wt that I measured at ERN=3.72 and AA=69.7.
Don't own an Echo Carbon.
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