The ECHO Ion 7/9 reels are the best reel for the price. They’re made from what we call a “hybrid” design, cast in aluminum and then machined to provide the benefits of a machined bar stock reel without the high price associated with “fully” machined reels. All Ion reels are then coated with an impact-resistant, matte black finish to provide the best-looking, longest-lasting finish. ECHO Ion reels have stainless steel internal components and are primarily designed for fresh water 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.
The Airflo Skagit Scout shooting head lines are perfect for single-hand spey casting and for anglers using switch rods in places with minimal casting room.
RIO’s Powerflex Max Shooting Line is an excellent shooting line for anglers using Skagit or Scandi style shooting heads. It features an extremely tough outer coating, over a medium stiff Powerflex core that shoots with unbelievable ease for ultra long casts, has greatly increased durability and ensures tangle-free performance, cast after cast. The line’s ultra-slick coating floats high on the surface, allowing for reduced drag and making it easy to shoot. Bullet proof welded loops on each end make it fast and easy to rig, while the front loop is large enough to pass an entire shooting head coil through, for maximum speed and efficiency when rigging.