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Echo Ion XL 990 Fly Rod
    Echo Ion XL 990 Fly Rod
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      Echo Ion XL 990 Fly Rod

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    ECHO ION XL 990 FLY ROD : 9WT, 9'0"

    The Echo Ion XL 9'0", 9wt fly rod is perfect for general saltwater fishing when the wind is blowing hard. This Ion XL 990 Rod excels at casting to stripers, juvenile tarpon, bonefish, redfish, jacks, bluefish, and really anything that swims in saltwater. This 9wt also is a great rod for pike/musky and king salmon. The Echo Ion XL is designed for throwing tight loops and big, bulky flies in windy conditions. The Echo Ion XL 990 is your workhorse go-to rod to cover a wide variety of big species and challenging situations.

    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 just 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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    4.80/5 Stars out of 5 Reviews
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    Great Rod
    Justin Lafollette (OH) | August 3rd, 2022
    Bought this rod to use while on vacation in Florida. Very pleased with the feel and ability to cast into strong winds. Great rod for the price. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for an entry level saltwater rod!
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    Nice Fly Rod
    Scott (michigan) | September 3rd, 2021
    I use this rod for king salmon And coho in the rivers, It has not let me down in the battles I put it though. I like that the rod is made strong and it is lite enough that I can swing it all day. This is now my second rod I purchased for a back up, Great rod that also has a great price.
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    Echo Ion XL 990
    Wade (Victoria, TX) | August 4th, 2021
    This is a decent saltwater fly rod for those on a budget. I purchased it as a backup and have been pleased with its performance.
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    Echo Ion XL 990 Fly Rod : 9wt 9'0"
    Sean O (Ca) | July 10th, 2020
    First time purchase of an Echo Rod which will be used primarily for stripers and steelhead. Casts well and seems to be made of of quality materials. Very happy for the with the price point. Would definitely recommend
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    First FlyRod
    Jacob Van Deman (FL) | June 26th, 2020
    Avid fisherman and some experience with fly rods, but this is my first I have purchased. Materials seem very quality, the rod is light in the hand and it seems to have a little more backbone than other fly rods I had handled. Have not had the opportunity to cast it yet.

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