A Rod for Lake Enthusiasts
Conventional fly rods are a poor substitute for a precisely developed lake rod. These new rods were designed to get anglers fishing more effectively and efficiently in lakes of all sizes.
Optimized for Casting While Sitting
Lake fishermen are typically fishing from float tubes, small pontoons, or boats. This creates challenges when making long casts. The unique action and power blend matched to the 10′ length helps avoid hitting the water behind you on the back cast and the dreaded tailing loop.
The Lago series rods also live a double life as excellent summer steelhead or large trout nymphing rods.
Action vs Power Comparison
The Action vs. Power matrix is used for comparison between ECHO rod models. Utilizing this chart, you’ll be able to choose an ECHO rod that best fits you and your personal casting stroke. The vertical axis indicates the rod’s power, while the horizontal axis indicates the rod’s action. In simple terms, single-hand rod action is derived from the top half of the rod, while power is derived from the bottom half.
Fast action rods feature softer tips than medium action rods and provide a ‘stiffer’ feel. Fast action rods excel in the hands of anglers with more aggressive casting strokes and greater stroke control. Medium action rods are ideal for anglers with more fluid casting strokes and have a larger ‘sweet spot’ for a wider range of casting strokes. Consistently throwing a tailing loop? Your rod’s action may not be a good fit to you and your casting stroke.
A rod’s power is its resistance to flexing under load. Powerful rods are ‘beefier’ through the bottom half, generate higher line speeds, and are more adept at keeping big fish pinned. Delicate rods are more presentation-oriented, protect light tippet, and are a better choice for picky fish.