Hello fellow fisherman, Im new to the forum and relatively new to fly fishing. Excited to finally post a thread and to hear your thoughts. This Christmas I recieved a new echo ion 6/7 reel and have been anxious to try her out. I was visiting my mom for breakfast this morning in Seattle and on my way out of town decided to stop by Green lake and give the new reel a try. I started over by the bleachers casting parallel to the shoreline from one of the docks. I made a few cast and was feeling in tune. On my fourth cast I decided to let it sink a little longer, then began stripping at a slow rate. Next thing you know I was slammed and battled a beautiful 20" brown that caught me off guard. I landed and released the fish (after a quick photo) and couldn't be happier with my results. I decided to leave on a good note and get home to watch the hawks. All in all I am very excited about this good luck and to share it with all of you. P.S. I am new to the whole forum thing, so if anyone has any criticism on my post I would love to hear it. I'm a dry sponge ready for spilled knowledge.