echo sr 3106

Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by jake-e-boy, May 9, 2014.

  1. jake-e-boy Active Member

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    anyone use this rod for swinging streamers for trout? looking to line with 4, 5 or maybe 6 wt ambush or outbound. any information on this rod appreciated.

    cheers,

    jake
  2. soundflycaster Member

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    Check with Mike Sturza at Lost Creek Fly Shop in Onalaska. He sells Echo rods and I'm sure he can get you set up with the right line.
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  3. Evan Virnoche Guest

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    I got the 4wt I like it dont expect it to be a line a chucker tho
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  4. docstash Member

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    Testing with Rio Outbounds and Rio Grands we did not like very much. We did like the Ambush WF4 with a 7' trout Versileader for single and double handed spey casts and overhead casts. With the WF5 and 6
    ambush two handed skagit casts would move larger flies than the WF4 ambush but heavy and heavier overhead.

    Craig
    @redsflyshop.com
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  5. Josh dead in the water

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    Confluence Fly Shop in Bellingham has one of these on the rack. It's tempting.
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  6. Evan Virnoche Guest

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    after buyuong the the switch I believe its.more convenient and just as effective to single hand ambysh
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  7. RedFive Member

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    I've had it for a couple of months now--I use it for beach fishing. I can't speak for the Ambush or Outbound, but I've lined it with the 275, 300 and 325 RIO Skagit Max Short, tipped with a 10' Airflo Intermediate poly leader. Based on the Ambush's specs, that would translate to an Ambush 7 (265 gr) or 8 (290 gr) or maybe a cut back 9 (since it's 350).

    I personally like the 325 the best, but I tend to lean toward the upper side of a rod's grain window and am always throwing weighted flies like clousers, snot darts, etcs.

    Hope that helps.
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  8. jake-e-boy Active Member

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    wiggled the one you guys had in the shop, feels awesome, trying to decide between 3 and 4 wt now.

    Thank you everyone for replies