Echo Ion Fly Reel

  • Foam Spider and Scud Tandem Rig for Bluegill #flyfishing

    By / June 2, 2020 / Fishing

    Finally found the pattern for the tight lipped Bluegill at the local pond. Went with a tandem rigged foam spider and scud! Most fish went for the trailing scud and was surprised the little bass were readily striking the scud! Foam Spider was a diy pattern made from Wapsi’s Foam Spider Kit. The Scud was… [read more]

  • Near Deere Limited Out Trout Fishing #friscocommons #flyfishing

    By / February 9, 2020 / Fishing

    Was not sure if we would make it to Frisco to fish the Commons Pond for stocked trout. Luckily, there was a break in the weekend events. Made the short run Saturday from Allen to Frisco and fished Frisco Commons Pond for rainbow trout. Recently stocked as well as the annual Trick-A-Trout Derby was held… [read more]

  • Frisco Commons For Trout! #livestream

    By / February 8, 2020 / Fishing

    Live update while we were at Frisco Commons trout fishing Saturday, February 8, 2020. Able to limit out and do some catch and release. Really nice weather but warm temps. Will get a follow up video of the action. Key Items this round: Olive Near Deere fished 3′ under a strike indicator Let the wind… [read more]

  • More Fly Fishing with the Guadalupana plus Short Cast Fly Fishing!

    By / August 31, 2019 / Fishing

    Fished Bethany Lakes Saturday morning. Able to get a round in before it rained. Planned to fish with the Tube Popper Fly; gave it about an hour with only three missed strikes to show for it. Then, put the Guadalupana on and caught fish – Bluegill, Sunfish, and Bass. Fished the Back Pond and left… [read more]

  • 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]

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