Echo 3 Spey?

Jason Chadick

A Fish, A Fish, A Fishy, Oh...
#1
I was curious if anyone has anything to say about the Echo 3, I have an opportunity to obtain one of these for a good price. I'm mostly considering the 8wt for cable and chicken-chucking duty, but I would love to hear about any of the sticks in the line.

Cheers,

Jason
 
#2
I have an Echo 3 single hander 6 weight. WATCH OUT. Make sure the echo 3 spey you buy has the newer cork. There is a problem with the cork disintegrating on the echo 3 rods. Echo knows and admits this.
Jack
 
#3
I have been fishing one since last winter and it is exactly what you are looking for. I have fished a 540 and 570 on it and both work great. Meow tips, 12ft T13, Worm weights, whatever, its solid. I have several E3's and none of them have cork problems.
 
#4
I have the 8134 and fish it with a compact skag 570 and Rage 540. IMHO it rocks with both and is a killer stick. Light in hand and fun to fish. I found it very versatile for throwing big intruders with skagit 570 but also sweet for throwing the Rage with poly leaders and small traditional wet flies.
 
#5
Great rod! Picked up one in August, had plans only to use it on the eastside but i am having a hard time putting it down. Works with a combination of casting styles and lines. It's light and has a outstanding finish. No problems with the cork and haven't seen that on any of my buddies rods.
Don't let any of your buddies try it.you won't get it back.
Nate
 

g_smolt

Recreational User
#7
Excellent twigs.

I have the 7130 and the 6127 in 2-hand poles, and the 9' 7wt for a singlehand pole.

they throw flyfishstring very well.
 

Jason Chadick

A Fish, A Fish, A Fishy, Oh...
#9
Thanks guys,

Sounds like just what the doc ordered. It's good to hear good things about this rod since it's going to be a "blind buy". I have a 7130 TR that I adore, it sounds like the E3 is going to be right up my alley. Sounds like the 570 skagit might be a good line to try first...

Cheers,

Jason
 

yuhina

Tropical member
#10
IMO, 570 is too heavy for the E3 7130 , in my hands of course. you might want to try lighter heads and enjoy the crispier feel E3 has to offer...

Mark
 

Jason Chadick

A Fish, A Fish, A Fishy, Oh...
#11
Thanks Yuhina!

I'm more interested in the 8134, I have a 7wt TR that I really like. I had always lined it with a 540 skagit, but this summer I put a 510 rage on it and just love the rod with that line so much, that I'm looking into a winter-specific stick to do the dirty work.

Cheers,

Jason