We chose the 9 foot 8 weight Echo Boost rod for this package. The Boost is a fast action, durable salmon slayer. After field testing it for a season of throwing large streamers at 15+lb coho, we were incredibly impressed with its performance.
The reel is a sturdy and time proven Sage 3280. It is a solid machined aluminum, large arbor reel with a sealed drag system. It has the stopping power to fight big fish in tight quarters. It holds up beautifully in saltwater and we have found it to be reliable and tough even in adverse conditions.
The Rio Grand line is our choice for this rod package. It is a weight forward, floating line, that is over sized to really load fast rods and cast big flies. It is the perfect match for the Echo Boost rod. The Grand is a two-toned line, so when you see the color change coming in your rod tip, you know it's time to pick it up, false cast a couple times, and watch it fly. It also has a welded loop for quick and easy leader changes.
The package comes with a rod tube, neoprene reel case, salmon/steelhead leader, 20lb dacron backing, and lifetime warranty to the original owner.
The package ships for FREE in the U.S. and you save over $75 as compared to buying all the pieces separately!