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Echo Ion XL 790 Fly Rod
    Echo Ion XL 790 Fly Rod
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      Echo Ion XL 790 Fly Rod

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    ECHO ION XL 790 FLY ROD : 7WT, 9'0"

    The Echo Ion XL 9'0", 7wt fly rod is perfect for streamer fishing big browns, swinging steelhead flies, throwing poppers to hungry largemouth bass, chasing bonefish on the flats when the wind dies down, and targeting tailing redfish in the backcountry. The Ion 790XL is a powerful, fast-action rod that will launch streamers and bass bugs through the wind, straight to their target. This 7wt is well suited for anglers with a quick, aggressive casting stroke and will throw tight loops long distances in windy conditions.

    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 case‰۪. 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 at a very modest price, 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
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    4.67/5 Stars out of 3 Reviews
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    Entry Level? Not!
    GSDude (West Coast) | January 29th, 2021
    Absolutely astounded by this Ion XL rod. As an entry level rod it is very forgiving with only a bit of a tip wobble at the end of long casts but that can be attributed to the line I was using. The rod action is Med-Fast and it truly is. For Trout fishing I think the performance will improve greatly by using a half weight heavier line such as an S.A. Infinity or MPX or Rio Perception. I have been testing it using the Rio Grande InTouch floating line (a full weight heavier) and would say it's too much but I was still able to throw some very tight loops but had to throttle down my casting stroke. The overall build is very good with decent guides and reel seat. I'll be using this as my streamer rod and can't wait to get it on the water. I'm on-board with Echo.
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    Decent Bass Rod
    Nathan W (Virginia) | November 1st, 2020
    Echo's Ion XL is a quality entry level rod. Paired with SA's Bass Bug, this rod was able to throw a wide variety of large bass bugs to any distance I wanted. Unfortunately, I found the Ion XL to be a bit heavy; however, the build quality and the overall performance of this rod made up for this problem. Overall, the Echo Ion XLis a very reliable entry-level rod capable of fishing for bass, larger trout, and light saltwater fish.
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    Brayden (Chilliwack, Canada) | August 9th, 2019
    Great feeling rod! So far have only used on trout. This coming fall with be used on salmon and in the spring for bonefish in the Caribbean. Action feels on the faster side and was able to line up or line down with no problems.

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