ECHO TROUT X 690 FLY ROD 6WT 9'0
When do you use a six-weight rod for trout? Is it to throw small flies on a calm day? F*** no! You grab your six weight when you have wind, need to throw far, are throwing big, heavy flies, or when you are throwing big nymphs + indicator rigs. In almost every one of these situations, you want a firm six weight but not one that is overly stiff so you can initiate a cast and still feel the rod load. We chose to give the TROUT X 690, nine-foot six weight rod a line stiffness rating (LSR) of 6.5.
TROUT X 690 rod has a line stiffness rating (LSR) of 6.5 and has our VSS (Variable Sweet Spot) action. What you ask is our VSS action….. it is a rod action where every inch of the rod gets progressively stiffer as you move from the tip to the butt. This action has no large, sweet spot optimized for a cast of a specific distance. We think the VSS action offers good to expert casters the ability to adjust their stroke to the line speed they need for success. It is an action entry level anglers and beginner casters will grow into but is optimized for more advanced casters. If you have an aggressive casting stroke,you can use a lighter line on this rod and if you are a smooth long stroke caster you will like this rod with a heavier line.
To help the rod’s casting efficiency we did what we could to make the TROUT X rods light to help casting efficiency and to help protect light tippet. These rods are produced in a factory that has access to the latest and best carbon fiber material. We used lightweight guides and have done everything we can to shave weight from the rod to improve performance.
The rods are all four piece and a coated with mist green gloss finish. The matching thread color helps the rod blend into the environment and all the snake guides are chrome plated for less friction. SIC stripper guides help improve double haul efficiency and the extended half wells grip with a burl wood real seat so they are beautiful, light, and low maintenance.