Echo Classic Spey Rod & Reel Outfits

Echo

 

Regular Price: $681.87 - $691.87
Package Price: $574.99 - 584.99 + Free Shipping

Echo Classic Spey Rods are medium-fast action rods that have a slower action than the Echo TR Spey Rods. They are easy casting rods that throw just about any kind of Spey line well. In this outfit, we've matched the Echo Classic rods with one of our favorite reels for Spey rods, the Waterworks-Lamson Guru II. Unlike other reels commonly paired with Spey rod packages, the Guru is a quality reel that you won't find yourself wanting to replace down the road.

To complete the Echo Classic Spey package, we also include a complete line setup which includes the backing, running line, an appropriately sized Skagit head, two sink-tips, and a leader. Everything arrives to you completely setup, ready to add a fly and start fishing.

We've done the homework and testing necessary to assure the line choices in your package are spot on. If you’re just starting out, know that you outfit is professionally rigged with the right line and matching tips right out of the gate. You may develop your own preferences down the road, but it's nice knowing your equipment is in check when you're first starting out.

Scandinavian Head Option

Plan on throwing small to medium-sized steelhead flies on your favorite summer steelhead stream? Scandinavian-style lines have a more delicate tip that is nice to cast and fish with smaller flies. If you would prefer we exchange the Skagit head for a Scandinavian head, send us a quick email at websales@pacificflyfishers.com upon ordering your package and mention that you would prefer the Scandinavian head option. Instead of sending your reel setup with a Skagit head and two sink-tips, we will setup an Airflo Scandi Long head with two Airflo PolyLeaders. Although Scandi heads are not good at throwing big sink-tips and heavy flies, they are awesome with PolyLeaders and typical summer steelhead or Atlantic salmon flies.

Other customization requests are also welcome. We'll work with you the best we can and adjust the price accordingly.

Items included in this package

  • Echo Classic Spey Rods
  • Echo Classic Spey Rod

    The Echo Classic Spey two-handed rods are a medium-fast action rod that cast smoothly and with ease. Fish them with a variety of line styles from Skagit, to Scandi, to long-belly lines. The Echo Classic Spey rods are glossy emerald green in color with matching thread wraps and a quality anodized aluminum reel seat. They are 4-piece rods that come with a Cordura covered rod tube and cloth rod sock. They also have Echo’s Lifetime Warranty. More info.

  • Waterworks-Lamson Guru II Reel

    The Waterworks-Lamson Guru II Reel is perfect for steelhead and salmon rivers and is far superior to most reels you'll find on other Spey rod packages. Its construction is fully machined aluminum with an attractive silver, type 2, anodized finish. It features a one-piece, large arbor spool, lightweight design, and an easy-to-adjust drag knob. The drag on the Guru reels is the same as other Waterworks-Lamson reels. It is a sealed drag which keeps the drag consistent even when the reel has been dunked in the river. This is an important benefit when you're relying on the perfect drag setting to set the hook when a steelhead takes your fly on the swing. Retail prices on the Guru II 3.5 and 4 reels is $259.95 and $269.95. More info.

  • Airflo Skagit Compact G2 Head

    The Airflo Skagit Compact G2 is a Skagit head that is tremendously easy to cast and will allow you to cast in tight quarters such as when your back is up against the trees. They bomb across the river with ease and will cast flies the size of a chicken. The head length ranges from 23 to 26 feet depending on the size included in your package. They come as just the head so we are also including a necessary running line and two sink tips to complete your line setup. More info.

  • Airflo Ridge Running Line

    Airflo Ridge Running Lines are super popular and get our vote for the best running lines on the market. They feature a low-stretch core for positive hooks sets even when fishing long casts. Their ridged texture shoots through the guides with ease but is barely noticeable in the hand. Ridge Running Lines also tangle less frequently than other running lines and have excellent durability. More info.

  • Airflo Custom Cut 7-foot Sink-Tip and 13-foot Sink-Tip

    To complete your line setup, we're including two Airflo Custom Cut sink-tips. One sink-tip is cut to 7-feet and is perfect for moderate to shallow steelhead lies. The second tip is 13-feet and is used for moderate to deep water. Each sink-tip has a nicely made loop to easily connect the sink-tip to your Skagit head. There is also a loop on the other end of each tip so you can quickly add and remove leaders. The sink rate on these tips is 8- to 9-inches per second. More info.

  • Scientific Anglers Backing

    Scientific Anglers' backing is very thin, highly durable and the colors are colorfast. We've been using it for years on everything from trout to billfish and haven't run into a single inconsistency. Your outfit will come with the perfect amount backing already loaded onto the reel and attached to your line. We only use the best knots to rig your setup. We use the Albright Knot with a lock then sealed with glue to connect your backing to your running line.

  • RIO Steelhead & Salmon Leader - 6-foot

    RIO's Steelhead and Salmon Leaders are perfectly designed for anadromous species such as steelhead and salmon. Its clear, non-glare finish disappears in all water conditions. Its knotless taper has a thicker butt section and uses a slightly stiffer copolymer for abrasion-resistance and for turning over larger flies. The leader already comes with a perfection knot on the butt of the leader and will come in the package already attached to a sink-tip on your reel. Just add fly and go fishing! More info.

Choose from the following models

Echo Classic Spey 6126 Rod with Guru II 3.5 Reel

The Echo Classic 6126 is a fun rod for smaller steelhead and swinging streamers for trout. This rod is just dying to wake a dry fly on your favorite summer steelhead stream like the Rogue, Deschutes, Grand Ronde, Morice, North Fork Stillaguamish, etc. For this kind of fishing, consider the Scandinavian Head Option for a line that is perfect for small summer steelhead flies and dry flies. With the Skagit head line that comes with the standard setup in this outfit, the Echo Classic 6126 will still have the power to cast all but the heaviest winter steelhead flies or most large trout streamers.

  • Rod: Echo Classic Spey 6126 -- 12'6" 6wt 4-piece
  • Reel: Waterworks-Lamson Guru II 3.5
  • Head: Airflo Skagit Compact -- 450 grain
  • Running Line: Airflo Ridge - 20 lb. - Yellow
  • Sink-Tips: Airflo T10 7-foot and 13-foot tips, 8 in./sec.
  • Backing: Scientific Anglers 20 lb. Orange Backing
  • Leader: RIO Steelhead/Salmon 6ft 12 lb. Leader
  • Rigging: Your outfit will arrive ready to fish!
  • Regular Price: $681.87
  • Special Package Price: $574.99

Echo Classic Spey 7129 Rod with Guru II 4 Reel

The Echo Classic 7129 is probably the best all-rounder rod choice for the angler that wants a rod for both winter and summer steelhead and rivers of all sizes. The Echo Classic 7129 is big enough that you’ll never miss a beat on large rivers throwing heavy sink-tips and flies for winter steelhead. However, it is still small enough you’ll feel at home on smaller summer flows. Loaded with a Skagit Compact head at 510 grains, this outfit will throw all but the most gargantuan of flies but still feel perfectly at home on the Deschutes while casting that size 6 Green Butt Skunk.

  • Rod: Echo Classic Spey 7129 -- 12'9" 7 wt 4-piece
  • Reel: Waterworks-Lamson Guru II 4
  • Head: Airflo Skagit Compact -- 510 grain
  • Running Line: Airflo Ridge - 30 lb. - Orange
  • Sink-Tips: Airflo T10 7-foot and 13-foot tips, 8 in./sec.
  • Backing: Scientific Anglers 30 lb. Yellow Backing
  • Leader: RIO Steelhead/Salmon 6ft 12 lb. Leader
  • Rigging: Your outfit will arrive ready to fish!
  • Regular Price: $691.87
  • Special Package Price: $584.99

Echo Classic Spey 8130 Rod with Guru II 4 Reel

The Echo Classic 8130 is a close contender for the best all-round rod where we live in Northwest Washington. If you primarily target rivers like the Skagit, Hoh, Skykomish, Clearwater or the rivers of the Skeena system in B.C., then the Echo Classic 8130 might be the rod of choice for you. The 8130 fits the bill as the perfect winter steelhead rod where sink-tips are the name of the game and the big-daddy flies come out to play. It's also the rod of choice for rivers like the Skeena system or the Clearwater River where summer steelhead grow big and casts are often as long as you got.

  • Rod: Echo Classic Spey 8130 -- 13'0" 8 wt 4-piece
  • Reel: Waterworks-Lamson Guru II 4
  • Head: Airflo Skagit Compact -- 570 grain
  • Running Line: Airflo Ridge - 30 lb. - Orange
  • Sink-Tips: Airflo T10 7-foot and 13-foot tips, 8 in./sec.
  • Backing: Scientific Anglers 30 lb. Yellow Backing
  • Leader: RIO Steelhead/Salmon 6ft 12 lb. Leader
  • Rigging: Your outfit will arrive ready to fish!
  • Regular Price: $691.87
  • Special Package Price: $584.99