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.