What is a good 6wt budget priced spey rod??

Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by sandspanker, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. sandspanker

    sandspanker Member

    I would like to get a 6 wt spey rod for summer steelhead. I don't want to spend a arm and a leg for it so what is a good all around 6 wt spey rod for say under 350 bucks??
  2. finzilla

    finzilla Hooked

    TFO Deer Creek or Echo Dec Hogan.
  3. Salmo_g

    Salmo_g Active Member

    Budget priced? Hard to beat the Rainshadow Forecast 11 1/2' 6/7 in a kit and build it yourself for about $100. Great summer run and small stream rod.

  4. rick matney

    rick matney Active Member

    Echo TR 6wt would be my choice over the DH becuase it is a little faster and throws a compact scandi a country mile with a skater and throws small tips on a compact skagit very well as well....It is what I use for summer runs and also have been useing the 5 wt TR and It is awesome as well....probably my favorite skating rod.
  5. Christian Brewer

    Christian Brewer Super Slacker

    I agree with Matney that the Echo TR would be a lot better with a scandi than the Echo DH. I had the 6126 DH and I only liked the Delta 6/7 on it...I tried a few different scandi lines and just couldn't dial it in for my stroke...but I like faster actioned rods. Seeing how you're in Camas I would stick to the Echo rods over TFO because they're located just just down the road so warranties would be probably be simple...just drive over there and swap it out...plus you're supporting local business. You should try calling Echo or a local shop and go test cast both rods and figure what works for you and what ever line set up you decide on.
  6. Both Echo and TFO are good rods in that price range. Find a shop that will let you try before you buy. Warranty service is also very good for TFO.
  7. sandspanker

    sandspanker Member

    All I have ever seen it for was 160ish. So where can I find one for 100 bucks?
  8. Rick Sharp

    Rick Sharp Member

    over at www.speypages.com in the classified there is a Echo classic 12'6 6/7 4pc for 130.00+shipping
  9. Steelie Mike

    Steelie Mike Active Member

    Get that Classic if you can get it for that price!
  10. as of right now all i own are 6wt rods. my two favorites that i own are both of my echos. i own both the original echo rod(that's been discontinued) and the echo carbon. the carbon is a 9' fast action so if you prefer a med fast i would suggest the ion which is a 10' rod. no i don't work for the company or have any affiliation with them i just like the quality of the rod for the price.
  11. Red Shed

    Red Shed "junkyard spey"

    Echo Solo 12'6"-6/7 @ $229.95 with a lifetime no BS warranty.
  12. rick matney

    rick matney Active Member

    Oooohh yes I forgot about that one...good one Poppy. I would jump on that classic if you can get it...great rod.
  13. Salmo_g

    Salmo_g Active Member

    Hook & Hackle dot com
  14. pcknshvl

    pcknshvl Member

    You might be able to find an Echo 2 6wt somewhere--great Scandi rods at a great price. Plus 2 tip sections! I have an 8wt and love it.
  15. bendow

    bendow New Member

    The Ross Reach is also a worthy contender