the new rod

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  1. Alex MacDonald

    Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    Gents, I've been reading and sometimes posting here, and I believe I've settled on an Echo rod for my next purchase, but would like your thoughts on my choices. I've got the Dec Hogan II in their 6.5 weight application, or the E3 in a 6-wt application. The rod will be used primarily on the Methow and the Wenatchee, as you know. I'm leaning toward the 6.5 simply because it would be fun to truck over to the Duc with it for Summer runs rather than throw the 8. I'd appreciate your thoughts on my choices!
     
  2. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Can't help you with a 2-hander, Alex . . . I haven't taken that step yet. But I do have an Echo 10' 6wt that I really like.
     
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    BTW Alex-from the other thread, Confluence carries Echo Rods (and some Meiser) and can line one up for some demo casting.
     
  4. Alex MacDonald

    Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    Thanks, guys; it's a drive up from the Rock Fish, but just might be worth it. Chris Banta suggested them also. Meisers are expensive compared to those Echo rods, but maybe I should rethink this.
     
  5. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    I think you'll be happy with the Confluence. I know Scott has used the Echo rods (not sure about which ones, but he has a few...).

    Just an FYI, the Sage 7126 is on clearance a couple of places for about the MSRP of the Echo 3.
     
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    if you try a meiser you will probably rethink it.;)
     
  7. Derek Day

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    I really enjoyed the 6.5 dh. It's a pretty cool rod. But, once you get one, you'll still wish you had bought the meiser--it's only money, right?
     
  8. Alex MacDonald

    Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    After looking at Bob's rods and learning he builds custom prosthetic-adapted rods for wounded warriors, I'll wait until Spring, and drive down to Oregon for "the chat"! Life's too short to cast a bad Spey rod!!!
     
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    PT Physhicist

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    If the 1306S cast anything like the 1307, it'd be worth cutting back on a few latte's between now and then.
     
  10. Alex MacDonald

    Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    In the immortal words of the Beach Boys, "Well I saved my pennies and I saved my dimes, `fore I knew there would be a time, when i would buy a brand new (insert lusted-after article here)..."!
     

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