Following a blueprint given to us by streamer innovator Kelly Galloup, we have developed the next generation of performance streamer rods.
These new rods are designed to hit a coffee cup at 50 feet with a fly bigger than the cup. Every inch of these rods has been reverse-engineered to quickly load and deliver a fly with a minimum number of false casts. With its fast tip and powerful bottom section, they are uniquely tapered to deliver heavy payloads.
With Kelly’s custom handle shape, powerful bottom section and fast loading top section, this rod is build top to bottom for big flies and accuracy. If current conditions call for smaller flies, it will continue to surprise you with its versatility!
The words for Kelly Galloup himself:
"When I asked Tim Rajeff to build the new Echo Streamer X I told him that I wanted a rod close to the Bank Robber I did with St. Croix, but with some slight modifications. First I needed a little fast tip for animating the fly and to help set the hook. Second I wanted the mid section to be a little softer and a little further down the rod — The ability of the mid section to flex opens your loop for you, as the last thing you want is to carry a tight loop when you’re throwing a 7 inch fly and a sinking line. Third I wanted a little faster butt section — This is where the rod needs to work for you, as the bottom end is what you count on to set the hook and fight the fish. Tim accomplished all of this with the added bonus of making the rod even lighter. It’s a win-win and I couldn’t be happier about the new Echo Streamer X."