Echo Boost Salt Fly Rod // Saltwater Flats Setup
The Echo Boost has proven itself the most value packed saltwater fly rod in our shop. It meets the needs of entry level saltwater anglers, or provides a wider base or fantastic backup rod for experienced anglers. This combo gets great customer satisfaction all the way around.
Saltwater Flats Rod and Reel Setup Includes:
- Echo Boost Saltwater Fly Rod
- Echo Bravo Fly Reel (We'll set it up left hand retrieve unless you specify otherwise in the order comments.)
- Airflo Bruce Chard Tropical Punch Fly Line (We will put a "Bonefish Line" on the 6 and 7 weights) *let us know in the order comments where/what you are fishing for and we'll help you choose the right line if the Tropical Punch isn't the right line - it's a super all around line however!)
- 30# Backing Installed
- RIO 20# Tapered Saltwater Leader Installed
Echo BOOST Saltwater Fly Rods
690-4 - Makes a great light Bonefish rod, and a good choice if you are doubling up and looking to get a good streamer rod for trout and use it in the salt for Bonefish
790-4 - Great for Bonefish and other shallow water species, it could even handle some Snook and Tarpon up to 10 pounds if you choose to use it in the Mangroves.
890-4 - This is the all around workhorse and is right at home on the Bonefish flats or pitching baitfish patterns at small Jacks. It's the best seller and makes a fantastic "tough rod" to back up your other 8 weight. It is very durable for the weight.
990-4 - This rod get used a lot for baby Tarpon, Permit, and Barracuda. It's a nice blend that is capable of handling some poppers and big flies, but can act as a backup for your Bonefish rod if necessary.
1090-4 - This is the best seller in the Predator family for us. 10 weights need to be the most versatile rod in the boat, capable of delivering big flies to Dorado or Roosterfish, or even some large Tarpon. It also has to be able to deliver a crab pattern at moving Permit on the flats. It's very durable, trustworthy, and overall a fairly decent casting 10 weight at this price.
11 and 12 Weights - These are the transition rods where they go from nice casters to more of a fish fighting rod that will still cast. Strong casters won't have any complaints, but be aware that these rods aren't as friendly as some of the more expensive rods in this category. If you are a newbie to heavy rods, maybe request going up a line weight or using a shooting head line.