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Echo Ion XL 8100 Fly Rod
    Echo Ion XL 8100 Fly Rod
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    • SKU: ECHOIONXL8100
      Echo Ion XL 8100 Fly Rod

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    • $199.99

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    ECHO ION XL 8100 FLY ROD : 8WT, 10'0"

    The Echo Ion XL 10'0", 8wt fly rod is a perfect choice chasing bonefish on saltwater flats and redfish in the backcountry. The Echo Ion 8100XL is also exceptional swinging flies to steelhead, launching big bass bugs to smallmouth and largemouth bass, and streamer fishing huge browns. This versatile 8wt is the perfect choice for covering big water with ease, throwing saltwater flies in the wind, and efforlessly sending big bass bugs straight to their target. The Echo Ion XL is the fastest action, most powerful rod on the market in this price range. The 10'0" length is well suited for fishing from a boat or kayak.

    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 that won‰۪t 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
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    5.00/5 Stars out of 9 Reviews
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    Ion XL 8WT 10'
    Js (KY) | June 18th, 2021
    Great rod
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    Trevor (Nevada) | January 26th, 2021
    Very nice rod for the money. I'd recommend using a fly line that's heavier than the rod wt. Example 8wt rod with 9wt line. My line doesn't load the rod very well.
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    Work horse
    Alex (WI) | December 24th, 2020
    Good fly rod at a good price point. Tougher than nails! Purchased this for steelhead and large brown trout fishing Great Lakes Tribs. Happy with my buy.
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    Fly rod review
    Erik (California) | November 8th, 2020
    Great Fly rod! I got one recetly and am excited to try it out.
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    Excited to use
    justin mullikin (WI) | October 10th, 2020
    Purchased this for south shore lake superior steelhead and salmon . The rod is really nice . The rod sock is a nice touch to keep things organized inside the solid case .
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    One of my favorites
    Julia (utah) | September 10th, 2020
    regularly find myself grabbing this rod over more expensive brands. Pair with a redington behemoth reel for great drag!
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    Great rod for the price
    Aaron (Erie, PA) | March 1st, 2020
    I use the Echo Ion XL 10' 8wt rod for Lake Ontario brown trout and steelhead. It has some backbone to it, so I am comfortable hooking into a king salmon with it. The alignment dots make it easy for putting the rod together.
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    Echo Ion review
    Jared (California) | July 31st, 2019
    Good beginner through intermediate level fly rod for steelhead.
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    Ion xl 10’ 8wt
    Thomas Shrader (Wv) | June 22nd, 2019
    Great fly rod for bass

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