NEW for 2015: Echo uses the latest materials and technology, to provide performance for the beginner, or other anglers aon a tight budget. These rods are magic in the hand and help anyone throw tight accurate loops that place your fly on the target. Whether you're new to the sport, or looking for a solid back-up to add to your quiver, the ECHO BASE offers quality and performance for a VERY reasonable amount of dough. This medium-fast action phenom casts "freaky good", and the four peice travel design is perfect for packing when adventure calls. Durable? Yup. Maintenance free reel seat and quality components = years of fun. Grab a new ECHO BASE, and GET OUT THERE!