The Ion XL has surpassed our wildest expectations of what a sub $200 fly rod should cast like. It has a stiff body, but is easy to cast for both a beginner or a novice fly angler.
This rod is perfect for a beginner or as a back-up for your next fishing expedition. It can cast big flies, long distances in windy conditions.
Saltwater- grade rods in the sub $200 range usually fish like rods in the "sub-suck" range. Not these. Designed with a medium-fast to fast actions, they'll easily punch big casts into crazy winds, with a little extra power in the back end for the final 20 feet.
Updated in 2016 with classy appointments and an overall drop in weight, the Ion XL is attractive, responsive, and (still) the toughest rod we've ever produced.
- 8 Models, Line weight 6 - 10.