ECHO SHADOW II
The Shadow II was designed by Tim Rajeff and Team USA’s Pete Erickson. These powerful, moderate- to faster-action “long-light” Euro-style nymphing rods deliver critical feel and line control with an added bonus: They’ll actually cast a dry fly when you’re feeling dirty.
- Model Overview Table
- ECHO Film
- Action vs Power Comparison - Single Hand
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ECHO SHADOW II
Euro nymph sticks designed by Tim and Team USA’s Pete Erickson. Light and fast, the SHADOW II offers critical line feel and control with an action that will also toss a loop when the bugs start flying. There is an optional Competition Kit to fine-tune the rod’s balance.
- Four piece travel design
- Graphite: Ultra lightweight
- Action: Fast
- Tube: Fabric-covered rod case & sock
- Guides: SIC chrome plated guides
- Reel Seat: Black anodised reel seat
- Warranty: Echo Lifetime Warranty
For the #3 and #4wt models, the competition kit adds customisation options for length and balance. Each kit comes with a fighting butt, 5 x 10gr counter-weights, and two 6″/15cm extensions.
Model Overview Table
ECHO SHADOW II Model Overview
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Action vs Power Comparison - Single Hand
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.