The ECHO company makes good rods at great prices. They are famous for putting out models that perform at levels beyond their price point. Tim Rajeff is the chief rod designer and mastermind behind these products and from our experience does a great job building these rods. He is a fisherman at heart and knows what anglers demand on the water. Echo builds spey rods, switch rods, and single hand rods for both salt and fresh water. They also build reels that seem to hold up well in fresh water and allow anglers to get into fly fishing or expand their equipment with affordable options.