ECHO is a small rod company located out in Vancouver, Washington. Their quality of product and customer service has proven to be top notch ever since we started dealing with them about a year ago. ECHO offers rods ranging from $90 to $350 and offers a great warranty plan. I think the biggest thing that has sold me on the ECHO company is that they are able to supply a large number and type of rods while still maintaining the small business feel. When you call ECHO, you are greeted with a real person in a friendly manner, and your issue is dealt with right away; something that is rare with other fly fishing companies out there.
ECHO offers a great entry-level rod kit. It includes the rod, reel, line and even a leader. Everything but a fishing license and a few flies that someone would need to start fishing immediately. It comes bundled up in a nice hard case, along with ECHO’s superior lifetime warranty.
These kits make great gifts for anyone that is looking to get into the sport. It is a gift that can be used right away, even just casting in the backyard Christmas Day. Gifts associated with the outdoors are just great in general. They can spur the imagination and give reason to get outside, explore new areas, and have a ton of fun.
ECHO really hit the nail on the head with this kit. $169 for a complete quality package with a lifetime warranty is a steal. Come on by the shop or give us a call to take a closer look at them! Also availible through our online store.