12 Days of Christmas – Day Nine – Echo Gecko Kids Kit

12 Days of Christmas – Day Nine – Echo Gecko Kids Kit

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.

 

 

The Echo Micro Practice Rod

The Echo Micro Practice Rod

 

The Echo Micro Practice Rod (MPR) from the good folks at Rajeff Sports is just what you and your fishy friends need this winter to get you ready for the Green Drake hatch on the Henry’s Fork.  This little gem was designed for indoor use so need for Mom to make you go outside! The weighted yarn tapers down much like a fly line and leader therefore allowing one to make perfect loops from your desk chair at the office.  Want to practice rolling casting, you say?  Then sit down on the carpet at the house and get to it.  It comes in two pieces and is four feet in length. For $39.99 is the best casting tool one can buy. Click here to buy the Echo MPR from our online fly shop