The ECHO SWING series might be deemed as introductory Spey and Switch rods, but have no doubt with their agile action and smooth power application they have a lot to offer to the more experienced flyfisher.
Have your cake and eat it, too! The ECHO SWING Switch and Spey rods feature crisp actions and perfect power to fit a wide range of casting strokes and fishing situations without breaking the bank. Unique switch rod sizes are dialed in for real fishing situations where you need serious backbone but don’t have the space for a full-sized spey. Swinging, skating or chucking indicators – the new Swing is ready to play.
- Four piece travel design
- Blank: Gloss blue steel
- Action: Med Fast
- Tube: Fabric-covered rod case & sock
- Guides: SIC stripping guides and hard chrome snake guides
- Grips: Features 2 grip styles
- Reel Seat: Anodised aluminium
- Warranty: Echo Lifetime Warranty
Model Overview Table
ECHO SWING 2Hand and Switch - Model Overview
|ECHO SWING SWITCH|
|SWING-6116||11'6"/350cm||#6||330gr-390gr / 21g-25g||A||4||207g||Med Fast|
|SWING-7117||11'7"/353cm||#7||390gr-450gr / 25g-29g||A||4||218g||Med Fast|
|SWING-8118||11'8"/356cm||#8||450gr-510gr / 29g-33g||A||4||224g||Med Fast|
|ECHO SWING SPEY|
|SWING-6126||12'6"/381cm||#6||390gr-510gr / 25g-33g||B||4||227g||Med Fast|
|SWING-7130||13'0"/396cm||#7||480gr-570gr / 31g-37g||B||4||252g||Med Fast|
|SWING-8136||13'6"/411cm||#8||540gr-660gr / 35g-43g||B||4||280g||Med Fast|
Action vs Power Comparison - Spey
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.