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Echo Ion XL 890 Fly Rod
    Echo Ion XL 890 Fly Rod
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      Echo Ion XL 890 Fly Rod

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    ECHO ION XL 890 FLY ROD : 8WT, 9'0"

    The Echo Ion XL 9'0", 8wt fly rod is a perfect choice for chasing bonefish on saltwater flats and redfish in the backcountry. The Echo Ion 890XL is also excels 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 effortlessly sending big bass bugs straight to their target. The Echo Ion XL fly rods are stiff, powerful rods designed to throw tight loops in windy conditions. This 8wt is ideal for anglers with a fast, aggressive casting stroke and is a tough workhorse rod to cover multiple species.

    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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    4.86/5 Stars out of 7 Reviews
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    Great rod for GREAT price
    Laszlo (Texas) | January 16th, 2023
    This rod is very forgiving and has lots of feel for an 8wt. Also have it in a 6wt. Cant beat this bang for your buck. Plus great warranty.
    Verified Buyer
    Wonderful fly rod; quality above its price point
    Rick (Coastal NC) | July 11th, 2022
    I liked my Echo Lift so much I went with the 8 wt Ion XL for my salt water flats fishing needs. Beautiful rod very well put together with attention to detail (alignment dots actually lining up, etc). Definitely on the faster side, but still enough feel for a beginner like me to load it up with ease. I was shopping this against the TFO offerings but ended up with this due to the inclusion of a rod tube at a slightly lower price point. Only con for me is China as the production location, but, QC is great from what I have seen. Definately recommended and couldn't be happier with my purchase.
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    Kelly (CO) | April 6th, 2021
    Purchased this rod for permit and bones. Could not be happier with performance or the cost of this rod. Own several different wts of this rod and they all are outstanding. Huge fan of echo rods.
    Verified Buyer
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    J. Hoffer (Cincinnati, Ohio) | November 17th, 2020
    Great rod for bass fishing and throwing big streamers. Great quality and great price!
    Verified Buyer
    Echo Ion Xl 8wt
    Shaun (West Virginia) | November 10th, 2020
    Great rod at a even greater price. Definitely a mid fast rod but properly loaded can shoot line pretty far, at least for me. Finish is nice and semi classy. Handle feels really good and overall the rod doesn't feel heavy after serval hrs fishing. Would get 5 if it had a hook ring, but heck it has a lifetime warranty and under 200 bucks! Reel fly rod has great shipping and prices
    Verified Buyer
    Great rod.
    Jake (Pennsylvania) | October 6th, 2020
    Great fast action, but not too fast. Nice fit and finish, I like the alignment dots for quick assembly. I might buy one in every other weight.
    Verified Buyer
    Great 8wt for the money!
    Dedohioskies (OH) | April 23rd, 2020
    I have been hucking this 8wt around with a Sage Spectrum reel I got from you guys and have been very pleased with it so far. Great recommendation!

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