Echo Ion Fly Reel

  • Trout Fishing Frisco Commons with TFO 6wt, Micro Fly Rod, and Griffith’s Gnats!

    By / February 17, 2019 / Fishing

    Cold temps Saturday morning – February 16, 2019! Decided to go a round at Frisco Commons for some recently stocked Rainbow Trout. Trout derby was held last weekend; was not able to make it. Temps were in the low 30s, had to bundle up well… layered clothing did the trick but still forgot the gloves… [read more]

  • OPST Commando Head for the TFO 6WT Rod and Echo Ion Fly Reel

    By / January 25, 2019 / Fishing

    Liking the newest fly rod (TFO Pro II 9′ 6wt) in the Team’s arsenal of fly fishing gear. Cast well with the Rio Trout Max Shooting Head. Cast well with a traditional fly line. But, really like the 200 grain OPST Commando Head that we use on our mojo 5wt combo – Redington Classic Trout… [read more]

  • Why We Like the Echo Ion Fly Reels #productreview

    By / January 19, 2019 / Fishing

    We like the Echo Ion Fly Reel for various reasons and for several seasons thought we had the complete line of reel weights. They come in the following weights: 2/3, 4/5, 6/7, 7/9, 8/10, and 10/12. After a little cleaning of the “fishing play room” learned we did not have the 7/9 weight. In short… [read more]

  • Quick Update – March 5, 2018 #flyfishing

    Not able to fish today but did get a round in yesterday. Went with the 5wt lined with the OPST Commando Head. Struck out at Murphy in the morning, but did get some great practice in. Later, stopped at Bethany and caught three little Bass on a Purple Damsel Fly, and a bigger one on… [read more]

  • DIY Wooden Trout Net is Done, and new Echo Ion Reel Arrived….! #flyfishing

    By / October 5, 2017 / Fishing

    Banner day today! Finished the DIY Wooden Trout Net well before the Winter Trout Stocking Season! Will be shifting to fly tying in preparation for the the trout stockings on the Blue River in Oklahoma in November! Also, new Echo Ion Reel arrived in 10/12 weight, balances well with the Cabelas TLR Switch Rod in… [read more]

  • Sidetracked While Running an Errand! #flyfishing

    By / March 9, 2017 / Bluegill

    Out running an errand after work today. Sidetracked with some fishing at Kroger Park (aka Bethany Ridge Park). Caught Bluegill on the 2wt Cabelas CGR Fiberglass Rod and the Echo Ion 2/3 Reel. All went for a variant of the PMC Emerger… the PMC GNE!   Log Book Entry: 3/9/17 Location: Bethany Ridge Park Pond… [read more]

  • No Fishing But Still Can Do Fishing Related Things! #switchrod #paracord

    By / January 4, 2017 / Fishing

    2017 has the Team back at their day jobs. That said, if you can’t go fishing, you can still do fishing related things. In our case, opted to respool the Echo Ion 8/10 reel with a Rio’s Skagit Max Short spey line and Gripshooter shooting line. Add a floating and a sinking Versileader, and we… [read more]

  • COAF Field Team Vlog #22 – “To Bethany with the Switch Rod” #flyfishing

    By / November 13, 2016 / Bass, Bethany Lakes, Bluegill

    Stayed local this morning and fished Bethany Lakes with the new 6-WT Switch Rod. Brought a White Near Deere and a Mardis Gras Near Deere and caught several Bluegill and Bass. No Bruisers but still lots of fun! Colder temps but the fish remained active. Bluegill were chasing our fishing flies in the shallows. Bass… [read more]

  • Semi-Old School Today

    By / March 31, 2016 / Bass, Bethany Lakes

    Went “semi-old school today” and fished with an old Olympic Fiberglass Fly Rod and a newer Echo Ion Fly Reel. Rod was purchased from Oshman’s in Corpus Christi back in 1978. Echo Ion Fly Reel was picked up from Cabela’s in Allen in 2015. Started out fishing the Bent Back Clouser Variant that we used… [read more]

  • Echo Ion Fly Reel 6/7 Weight….

    By / November 4, 2015 / Fishing

    While picking up some fly tying material at Cabelas this evening, noticed the Echo Ion Fly Reel in the 6/7 Weight model was on sale for $55. Been keeping an eye out for a sale on the reel; wanted to mount it on an 8 Weight Fly Rod that has been gathering dust in the… [read more]

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