The ECHO ION reels are the best reel we have ever seen in the sub $100 category. Made from what we call a hybrid design, cast aluminum and then machined to provide the benefits of a machined bar stock reel without the high price associated with “fully” machined reels, All ECHO reels are coated with an impact-resistant matte black finish to provide the best looking, long-lasting finish. Six sizes to fit any rod, starting with the 2/3 and finishing with the 10/12, which will hold the largest single-hand or two-handed lines with plenty of backing. ECHO ION reels have stainless steel internal components and are primarily designed for freshwater use. They are not designed for, but can handle some exposure to salt providing extra care is taken to clean and lubricate them after each day on the water.
Maintenance-free disc drag with low start-up resistance
Easy Left to Right-Hand Retrieve Change
Backlash-free, instant drag reaction
Positive position click drag knob
Incoming/outgoing audible click
Durable alloy construction
Large arbor spool design for fast line pickup and low line memory
When you need an affordable reel that will last.