With the Ion XL’s extreme versatility between fresh and saltwater environments, its affordable price point, and quality components, it has become the go-to rod for guides and fishing professionals.

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Saltwater-grade rods in this price category are usually better utilised as a coat hanger than a fishing tool. The ECHO ION XL series does not fit that mould. Featuring a remarkably low swing-weight and a more forgiving action, the ION XL is equally at home stripping a flashabou Christmas tree  for pike as it is dropping a crab to a tailing permit.

All models have salt corrosion-resistant components.


  • Four piece travel design
  • Action:  Med Fast to Fast
  • Tube:  Fabric-covered rod case & sock
  • Guides: Oversized stripping guides
  • Grips:  Features 2 grip styles
  • Reel Seat:  Black anodised seat
  • Warranty:  Echo Lifetime Warranty


Model Overview Table

ECHO ION XL Model Overview

ION-690XL9'0"/274cm#64A133gMed Fast
ION-790XL9'0"/274cm#74A140gMed Fast
ION-890XL9'0"/274cm#84A145gMed Fast
ION-990XL9'0"/274cm#94A153gMed Fast
ION-1090XL9'0"/274cm#104B165gMed Fast
ION-5100XL10'0"/305cm#54A156gMed Fast
ION-6100XL10'0"/305cm#64A165gMed Fast
ION-7100XL10'0"/305cm#74A176gMed Fast
ION-8100XL10'0"/305cm#84A184gMed Fast

Echo Film

Action vs Power Comparison - Single Hand

Action vs Power Comparison
The Action vs. Power matrix is used for comparison between ECHO rod models. Utilizing this chart, you’ll be able to choose an ECHO rod that best fits you and your personal casting stroke. The vertical axis indicates the rod’s power, while the horizontal axis indicates the rod’s action. In simple terms, single-hand rod action is derived from the top half of the rod, while power is derived from the bottom half.

Fast action rods feature softer tips than medium action rods and provide a ‘stiffer’ feel. Fast action rods excel in the hands of anglers with more aggressive casting strokes and greater stroke control. Medium action rods are ideal for anglers with more fluid casting strokes and have a larger ‘sweet spot’ for a wider range of casting strokes. Consistently throwing a tailing loop? Your rod’s action may not be a good fit to you and your casting stroke.

A rod’s power is its resistance to flexing under load. Powerful rods are ‘beefier’ through the bottom half, generate higher line speeds, and are more adept at keeping big fish pinned. Delicate rods are more presentation-oriented, protect light tippet, and are a better choice for picky fish.

Further Information

Rajeff Sports would like your ECHO experience to be a good one and we ask that you take care of your equipment with the following regular maintenance.
Wash all components with warm freshwater after each days use in saltwater. Pay extra attention to the space where the guides meet the blank and the metal parts of the reel seat. Try to keep sand and dirt out of the ferrules. Occasionally use a few drops of any reel oil or grease on the reel seat threads to keep it operating smoothly. Paraffin wax can also be used on the ferrules if needed to ensure a proper fit.
Do not use tape on your ferrules. If you do we’ll come steal all your bacon and PBR.