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.
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