Stuart, aka “the tea boy” at Balticflyfisher, asked me if I would to take one of the new 2017 ECHO models on a recent trip to Swedish Lapland. I called by Stuart’s house a few days before leaving for Kiruna to try a couple of the new models. The first one I tried was a 9ft #5 ECHO DRY. It was love at first sight.
When we spoke to the guys at OPST about adding a little more contrast between their Commando Head and their [Kawasaki] green Lazar running line, we were thinking more along the lines of a subtle colouring of the rear loop of the Commando head. I guess we should have known different. Nothing they produce is normal. So what did they do?