ECHO BASE KIT
€179.99 – €189.99 incl. 19% VAT
Whether you’re thinking about starting to fly fish, or have been practicing it for decades: gear needs to be affordable. With the BASE Kit Echo put together the most affordable package they possibly could and managed to keep the quality and performance at a level any angler would appreciate.
ECHO BASE KIT
Everything plus the kitchen sink. Tim Rajeff designed the Base Kit for a wide range of anglers, from the old-hand to those who don’t know a reel seat from a love seat. The Base Kit comes complete with a Base rod, durable composite Base reel and high-performance fly line. Oh yeah, and a padded case that fits the whole shebang.
- Four piece travel design
- Action: Medium Fast
- Tube: Fabric-covered rod & reel case
- Guides: Chrome guides
- Grips: Features two grip styles
- Reel Seat: Black anodized aluminum
- Reel: Echo Base impact-resistant resin frame reel.
- Warranty: Echo Lifetime Warranty on Base rod | 12 month limited warranty on Base Reel
Model Overview Table
ECHO BASE Kit - Model Overview
|BASE-480||8'0"/244cm||#4||4||A||96g||Med Fast||179.99€ (incl. 19% VAT)|
|BASE-590||9'0"/274cm||#5||4||A||105g||Med Fast||179.99€ (incl. 19% VAT)|
|BASE-690||9'0"/274cm||#6||4||A||110g||Med Fast||179.99€ (incl. 19% VAT)|
|BASE-890||9'0"/274cm||#8||4||B||127g||Med Fast||189.99€ (incl. 19% VAT)|
Action vs Power Comparison
The Action vs. Power matrix is used for comparison between ECHO rod models. Utilizing this chart, you’ll be able to choose an ECHO rod that best fits you and your personal casting stroke. The vertical axis indicates the rod’s power, while the horizontal axis indicates the rod’s action. In simple terms, single-hand rod action is derived from the top half of the rod, while power is derived from the bottom half.
Fast action rods feature softer tips than medium action rods and provide a ‘stiffer’ feel. Fast action rods excel in the hands of anglers with more aggressive casting strokes and greater stroke control. Medium action rods are ideal for anglers with more fluid casting strokes and have a larger ‘sweet spot’ for a wider range of casting strokes. Consistently throwing a tailing loop? Your rod’s action may not be a good fit to you and your casting stroke.
A rod’s power is its resistance to flexing under load. Powerful rods are ‘beefier’ through the bottom half, generate higher line speeds, and are more adept at keeping big fish pinned. Delicate rods are more presentation-oriented, protect light tippet, and are a better choice for picky fish.