ECHO Trip. When traveling, whether it’s business or pleasure, taking a standard 4 piece rod can often not be an option. The 8 piece ECHO Trip takes the stress out of travelling.
- Model Overview Table
- Echo Film
- Action vs Power Comparison - Single Hand
- Further Information
The ECHO TRIP is the answer to folks looking for an ultra-compact rod for backpacking, travel, or the backseat. With a smooth blend of action and power these rods will handle all fishing conditions. The TRIP’s 8-piece construction fits nicely into a backpack or briefcase for those “important meetings” you can miss.
It comes as a #5, #6 or #8 weight: #5 and #6 for freshwater and the #8 for the salt. All are 9ft long.
- Eight piece travel design
- Blank: Dark Green Gloss / Dark Blue Gloss
- Action: Med. Fast
- Tube: Fabric-covered rod case & sock
- Guides: Stainless w/ low-friction ceramic stripper
- Grips: Features two grip styles
- Reel Seat: Black anodised reel seat
- Warranty: Echo Lifetime Warranty
Model Overview Table
ECHO TRIP Model Overview
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.