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Best Buy 6-Weight Outfit

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Our pick for the best inexpensive rod in our new 2021 6-Weight Shootout!



The Echo Carbon XL is one of the best bangs for your buck in a 6-weight that we’ve found. The Carbon XL’s fast action provides great feel and plenty of power.  It was our best inexpensive rods in the new 2021 6-Weight Shootout outperforming many higher-priced rods.

Paired up with the Orvis Battenkill 3 Disc, a classic durable reel, and a Scientific Anglers Mastery MPX WF-6 line, and 100 yards of 20 lb backing, this combo is ready to tackle big dries, double nymphs, and indicators. A hand-tied leader is included as well, all you need to fish are a few flies.


Outfit Breakdown

Echo Carbon XL 9′ #6 | $169.00

Orvis Battenkill 3 | $169.95

S.A. MPX WF6F | $79.95

Hand Tied Leader | $6.95

100 yds. 20# Backing | $10.00

Rigging | $10.00

Subtotal | $445.85

Line Discount | <$35.00>

Free Rigging | <$10.00>

Grand Total | $400.85


Retrieve Options

Left Hand retrieve, Right Hand retrieve