The Ion XL is an Alaska grade rod at an entry level price. For under $200 this rod has the magic touch. Stout and durable but with an amazingly refined feel the Ion XL will hold up to all your salmon fishing needs.
Echo Ion XL
The Ion XL has surpassed our wildest expectations of what a sub $200 fly rod should feel like. It has a fast action, but is easy to cast for both a beginner or an experienced fly caster.
This rod is perfect for a beginner, anglers looking for a very durable rod or as a back-up for your next fishing expedition. It can cast big flies (….Dolly Llamas), 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.
Brad Elfers has been a fly fishing & river guide in Alaska since 1993.He opened Alaska Fly Fishing Goods in 1998.
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