All of us here at BSA remember our first fly rod like it was yesterday. For most of us who grew up in the 80’s and 90’s, Fenwick dominated the market with shorter fiberglass fly rods like the one my dad, Tom, built for me; I still use the 8’6″ 5 wt. from time to time and love the action. Echo came out with this kit several years ago and it’s been a huge hit with kids and adults alike. Don’t be surprised if you end up borrowing this rod from your kiddo sometime as it’s pure joy to fish cast and fish with. This rod is a blast on small creeks and for applications like swinging soft hackles on the Firehole. It works well out of the drift boat nymphing in the Box Canyon and on the Madison fishing single hoppers. If you have any questions about performance, know that the top distance casts with this kit were in the 85 to 100 foot range during the Gecko Shootout at our 3rd Annual Grand Opening Party! We’ve even even dialed this rod in for “Trout Spey” by pairing it with a 150 or 180 grain micro Skagit head in the 11ft range and an 8ft poly leader.
For the Christmas holiday we are including a small selection of flies and a box for FREE! Check it out in the online fly shop.