ECHO ION XL 690 FLY ROD : 6WT, 9'0"
The Echo Ion XL 6wt, 9'0" fly rod is a powerful, fast-action rod perfect for large rivers and big flies. The Ion 690XL is a great choice as an all purpose trout and smallmouth bass rod for medium to large rivers. This 6wt will launch streamers to that cut in the bank at 70ft and will throw bass bugs with authority in the wind. This 6wt is the perfect choice to cover the broadest range of species including larger trout, smallmouth bass, and largemouth bass. The Ion XL 690 is well ideal for anglers with a fast, agressive casting stroke and will throw tight loops long distances even in the wind.
Casting large flies into a stiff breeze is best done with high line speed and tight loops. Fighting big fish often requires rods with a stiff backbone. Creating a rod that can do both well without causing undue hand and arm fatigue is no easy task. Generating high line speed without fatigue was the design goal for the Echo Ion XL series of rods. If you plan to cast all day and still have enough strength to drive home you need a rod with just enough power to get the fly to the fish and a little extra power in reserve ۷just in case۪. The Ion XL rods are the toughest, strongest rods Echo has ever produced and will take anything you can throw at them. You might be tempted to buy the Echo Ion XL because of its cool matte stealth grey blank, but we think you should buy one because of its perfect blend of action and power.
Echo is legendary for building exceptional, high-performance rods that rival the best rods on the market, at a much lower price. The Echo Ion XL fly rods are definitely a best performance value. If you are looking for a powerful fast-action rod that won۪t break the bank, the Echo Ion XL was made for you!
- Powerful, fast-action with a strong backbone
- Four piece travel design
- Alignment dots for quick assembly
- Grey cordura covered rod tube
- Matte stealth grey blank color
- Full wells cork handle with composite pressure zone
- Anodized aluminum reel seat with fighting butt
- Oversized stripper guides
- Hard chrome single foot snake guides
- 30" fish hero measuring mark
- Backed by the Echo lifetime warranty