Heads, Tips, and Headaches: Setting Up Your Spey Rod

Coming from the single-hand bass or trout world, spey casting can be pretty intimidating. The rods are often twice as long as your standard single-hander, and the fly line that you’re used to is now multiple pieces that need to be strung together. But fear not, friends; we’re here to help. The Set-Up Spey and…

“On the Mend” – by David Decker

Webster defines mending as “to repair something that is damaged or broken, restore, piece together, patch, cobble, rehabilitate, renew or renovate.” In fly fishing it seems that we are always mending something; our waders, our tailing loop, our fly selection, our boat, our approach, our work schedule or a strained relationship with someone who misses…

“There Are No Secrets Left in Montana” – by Rick Matney

I’ve heard it from people all over, the internet has ruined fly fishing. To some extent I would have to agree. With all the online sources for information available anyone with a little tech ambition can dredge up information on almost any place imaginable…….almost. I found myself with 2 days off in a row in…

“Just Hard Enough” – by David Decker

Shot: Joel Dickey On the topic of casting and teaching better casting, I find that in almost all cases most anglers use more power than is helpful in getting the fly to land correctly and accurately. As a result, I teach students to cast “just hard enough, like putting”. I find that after employing a…

New Rods for 2017!

Tim has done it again! We’ve spent the last year designing and tweaking, bending and breaking, and this is the result: seven unique new rods that run the gamut from #2 dry fly sticks to #12 fiberglass monster tamers. All rods will be available Fall 2016.  ECHO Bad Ass Glass Ready to chase Cthulhu with a…

“Glass Soul” – by Akasha Bopp

ECHO Pro Staffer Akasha Bopp reminds us why fiberglass rods can be so darn fun to fish. These aren’t the heavy, unresponsive E-glass rods of yore, but incredible fishing tools that retain the ‘glass soul that kept the 70’s interesting. Cover photo: Josh Nugent.  Not long ago, I had the opportunity to fish Echo Glass single-handed…

“Nymph Rigs: Down and Dirty” – by Dan Anthon

ECHO Pro Staffer Dan Anthon breaks down nymphing basics and talks about why going deep is often the most effective way to get a grab.  With recent low-flow years, gin clear water, increased angling pressure and educated trout, our ability to hook and land fish seems to get more and more complicated with each day. …

“BOOST-ed” – by Mark Hieronymus

ECHO Pro Staffer/fish genius Mark Hieronymus discusses the ECHO Boost rod series and how losing his go-to rod ‘family’ prompted a new love for this unique series. Like many of y’all, when I got the word the ECHO Edge rod line was being discontinued in 2015, I was a little chapped. I had spent 3 years…

“Maximize Steelheading Success by Minimizing Downtime” – by Dec Hogan

A few years ago I was presented with a question from an enthusiastic, relative newcomer to steelhead fly fishing. I’ve been internally consumed by that question ever since. His question was, “What separates the top steelheaders from the average angler like me?” As a 30-year veteran of the pursuit, and a long-time guide and instructor,…