ECHO Carbon XL – Instructor Rod
€193.98 incl. 19% VAT
The ECHO Carbon XL is a true all-around performer with the features and feel associated with rods four times the cost. FFI Instructor model added for 2020.
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The Carbon XL features a moderate action that excels at everything from dry fly fishing to nymphing and even light streamers without ever feeling heavy or sluggish. Brownies, grayling, brookies, this rod covers them all.
- Four piece travel design
- Action: Med Fast
- Tube: Fabric-covered rod case & sock
- Guides: Lightweight ceramic stripping guides
- Grips: Features three grip styles
- Warranty: Echo Lifetime Warranty
Model Overview Table
ECHO CARBON XL & CARBON EURO NYMPH & CARBON XL INSTRUCTOR Model Overview
|ECHO CARBON XL|
|CB-273XL||7'3"/221cm||#2||4||A||77g||Med Fast||189.99€ (incl. 19% VAT)|
|CB-376XL||7'6"/229cm||#3||4||A||80g||Med Fast||189.99€ (incl. 19% VAT)|
|CB-484XL||8'4"/254cm||#4||4||A||94g||Med Fast||189.99€ (incl. 19% VAT)|
|CB-490XL||9'0"/274cm||#4||4||B||97g||Med Fast||189.99€ (incl. 19% VAT)|
|CB-590XL||9'0"/274cm||#5||4||B||100g||Med Fast||189.99€ (incl. 19% VAT)|
|CB-690XL||9'0"/274cm||#6||4||B||105g||Med Fast||189.99€ (incl. 19% VAT)|
|ECHO CARBON XL EURO NYMPH|
|CB-3100N||10'0"/305cm||#3||4||Euro Nymph||97g||Med Fast||199.99€ (incl. 19% VAT)|
|CB-4100N||10'0"/305cm||#4||4||Euro Nymph||105g||Med Fast||199.99€ (incl. 19% VAT)|
|ECHO CARBON XL INSTRUCTOR - NEW in 2020|
|INST-590||9'0"/274cm||#5||4||Istructor||100g||Med Fast||199.00€ (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.