ECHO ION XL
€199.99 incl. 19% VAT
With the Ion XL’s extreme versatility between fresh and saltwater environments, its affordable price point, and quality components, it has become the go-to rod for guides and fishing professionals.
ECHO ION XL
Saltwater-grade rods in this price category are usually better utilised as a coat hanger than a fishing tool. The ECHO ION XL series does not fit that mould. Featuring a remarkably low swing-weight and a more forgiving action, the ION XL is equally at home stripping a flashabou Christmas tree for pike as it is dropping a crab to a tailing permit.
All models have salt corrosion-resistant components.
- Four piece travel design
- Action: Med Fast to Fast
- Tube: Fabric-covered rod case & sock
- Guides: Oversized stripping guides
- Grips: Features 2 grip styles
- Reel Seat: Black anodised seat
- Warranty: Echo Lifetime Warranty
Model Overview Table
ECHO ION XL Model Overview
|ION-690XL||9'0"/274cm||#6||4||A||133g||Med Fast||199.99€ (incl. 19% VAT)|
|ION-790XL||9'0"/274cm||#7||4||A||140g||Med Fast||199.99€ (incl. 19% VAT)|
|ION-890XL||9'0"/274cm||#8||4||A||145g||Med Fast||199.99€ (incl. 19% VAT)|
|ION-990XL||9'0"/274cm||#9||4||A||153g||Med Fast||199.99€ (incl. 19% VAT)|
|ION-1090XL||9'0"/274cm||#10||4||B||165g||Med Fast||199.99€ (incl. 19% VAT)|
|ION-5100XL||10'0"/305cm||#5||4||A||156g||Med Fast||199.99€ (incl. 19% VAT)|
|ION-6100XL||10'0"/305cm||#6||4||A||165g||Med Fast||199.99€ (incl. 19% VAT)|
|ION-7100XL||10'0"/305cm||#7||4||A||176g||Med Fast||199.99€ (incl. 19% VAT)|
|ION-8100XL||10'0"/305cm||#8||4||A||184g||Med Fast||199.99€ (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.