Echo Dec Hogan rods?

Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by Sloan Craven, Sep 30, 2007.

  1. Sloan Craven

    Sloan Craven Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2005
    Messages:
    2,472
    Likes Received:
    49
    Location:
    NoSho, ma
    Anyone try those Dec Hogan rods from Echo? I guess there were a slew of them and the clearwater clave. How do they compare to the classic spey?
     
  2. Salmo_g

    Salmo_g Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2004
    Messages:
    9,534
    Likes Received:
    4,786
    Location:
    Your City ,State
    Don't know, but I bet they're much better Spey rods than any "classic sapey."
     
  3. Sloan Craven

    Sloan Craven Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2005
    Messages:
    2,472
    Likes Received:
    49
    Location:
    NoSho, ma
    Sorry, major typo.
     
  4. Marty

    Marty New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2007
    Messages:
    302
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Heber, Utah
    Home Page:
    I got to play with all of them a month ago. The 4 and 5 were very light but got the job done. I could see some use for swing flies for trout. The 6 and 7 would be great dry fly rods for summer fish. The 8 was unbelievable, without question one of the best rods I have had in my hands. To compare I would place the action some where between my Burk and Winston. The flex can be felt all the way into the handle, but I would not call it slow. It’s a strong rod with feel. I can see the 8 as an all around rod. From dries on the Deschutes to big flies on the Skagit. I did not spend much time with the 9 but if it is like the others it will perform. The price does not match the rod, its way under priced, you could have a 4, 6, and an 8 for what you would lay out for a high end rod. The Echo DH is well worth a hard look.
     
  5. k2flyfisher

    k2flyfisher You're only so smart as what you choose to share.

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2003
    Messages:
    407
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    Home Page:
    hey Sloan- got to fish the 6 on the Cowlitz last week- the action is really not all that much different than the classic, like Marty mentioned, it flexes deep, but its definitely got pop. i was throwing airflo's compact head at 450grains with a 14ft fast sink poly with no hesitation or stall from the rod at all. Jared had the 5, and Jay the 7, ask them what they have to say about it. rods like these are definitely going to give the high-enders a good fight for the two handed market in the next couple years.
     
  6. Sloan Craven

    Sloan Craven Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2005
    Messages:
    2,472
    Likes Received:
    49
    Location:
    NoSho, ma
    How do the Dec Hogan rods price?
     
  7. Marty

    Marty New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2007
    Messages:
    302
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Heber, Utah
    Home Page:
    They are going to be $329 give or take. From what I hear they will be out in Dec. some time.
     
  8. Terry Bare

    Terry Bare Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2007
    Messages:
    183
    Likes Received:
    15
    Location:
    Vancouver, WA
    Any where north of Seattle we can check these rods out?
     
  9. Will Atlas

    Will Atlas Guest

    Is anyone selling these rods online yet?
     
  10. Dec Hogan

    Dec Hogan Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2007
    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    salt lake city,Utah
    As Marty stated the rods won't be out and available until December at the earliest. We could have had them out earlier, but Tim and I wanted to get it right. We've nailed the actions, now we are waiting for what is hopefully the last go 'round (of prototypes) in the cosmetic department. I'm really proud and excited about these rods! My buddy Tim Rajeff is awesome to work with and he really let me do it the way I wanted. I like a full flexing rod that's both crisp, and what I like to call, "self-casting". Meaning you don't have to work hard for that baby to sing. When the rods are "out", you can check rajeffsports.com to find all the dealers of Echo and Airflo products. Feel free to post me with any you may have questions about the rods. I'll try and answer to the best of my ability. Hope you're all enjoying the fall season. Dec
     
  11. Matt Burke

    Matt Burke Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2003
    Messages:
    3,713
    Likes Received:
    122
    Location:
    Kenmore
    Hey Dec,
    How do these compare to the flylogic series you had out. Just had my 7wt out on the Klick and it kicked ass. Really had to slow down and remember my skagit/spey cast, but it sang a pretty good tune with the Skagit head I had on there.
     
  12. Dec Hogan

    Dec Hogan Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2007
    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    salt lake city,Utah
    Hi Matt,

    If you like the Logic rods, you'll love these! They have that same full flex, bit crisper overall with a bit more powerful tip. As for slowing down: that's great advice anytime anywhere!
     
  13. Terry Bare

    Terry Bare Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2007
    Messages:
    183
    Likes Received:
    15
    Location:
    Vancouver, WA
    Dec,
    Do you like the one handed echo series too? Thinking about the 6100. Looking forward to seeing the new rods in the new year.
     
  14. Dec Hogan

    Dec Hogan Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2007
    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    salt lake city,Utah
    Hi Terry,

    Long time amigo! Hope life has been treating you well. Actually I love the Echo 2's. This is NOT a biased opinion. I really like the rods. How can a Rajeff design a bad rod? I have fished the Echo2 9' 4 wt all summer and it has been a joy to fish. I really think you'd be happy with the 6100. Take care Terry.
     
  15. Terry Bare

    Terry Bare Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2007
    Messages:
    183
    Likes Received:
    15
    Location:
    Vancouver, WA
    Hi Dec,

    Thank you, life is treating me pretty good. Thank you for the info on the rod. I got to see Jeff cast at the sportsman show one year..I do see what you mean on the rod design. Hope life is treating you well too. Again thank you!