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Best Buy 5-Weight Outfit


Best bang for your buck!


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. We loved the five weight just as much as the six!

We paired the Carbon up with the Orvis Battenkill III disk-drag reel. This reel has a smooth and adjustable drag system and plenty of backing capacity.  Scientific Anglers Mastery MPX WF 5 floating line helps load the Aetos quickly and efficiently. The outfit also comes with a hand tied 9′ – 4x leader.

Outfit Breakdown

Carbon XL 9′ #5 | $169.95

Orvis Battenkill III Disk Drag | $169.00

Scientific Anglers Mastery MPX WF5F | $79.95

100 yards of 20lb. backing | $10.00

Hand Tied 9′ – 4x leader | $6.95

Rigging | $10.00

Subtotal | $445.85

Line Discount | <$30.85>

Free Rigging | <$10.00>

Grand Total | $405.00

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