They are here !!!!

That’s what I like about my job: when new rods arrive and you can unpack them – its like Christmas and Birthday together. Yesterday was such a day. The new 2014 rods arrived in from the states.

ECHO GLASS

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The rods tubes are not round but triangular 😎

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Verrry niiiice

The colour reminds me of some of my old split cane rods – very retro.

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The ECHO Glass Series is available in the following lengths and line weights.

6’3″ Two Weight
6’9″ Three Weight
7’4″ Four Weight
7’10” Five Weight

Each of these fly rods are three piece models and in keeping with the general retro look and feel have a down-locking reel seat.

Available at your local ECHO stockist – NOW. Or click here to contact us if you need help and guidance.

ECHO SHADOW II

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Still in the box

This time the rod tubes are round – with a nymph as logo 😎

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I wonder how Tim did that …

 

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Cool – thats where the counterbalance weights go…

 

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Stealthy looking graphite grey blank …

 

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ECHO Shadow II – optional competition kit

 

The optional “competition package”  includes two 6″/15cm  extensions that add extra reeeeach, a screw-in fighting butt and counterweight washers that fine-tune balance. The competition kit is designed so that it fits both rods and it comes in its own little “rod sock” which is fitted with velcro strips to attach it to its big brother.  🙂

The ECHO SHADOW II Series is available in the following lengths and line weights.

10’0″ #3 Weight
10’6″ #4 Weight

They are four piece rods with a pretty cool looking nymph engraved on the reel seat.

Available at your local ECHO stockist – NOW. Or click here to contact us if you need help and guidance.

ECHO Glass are on their way

Sometime ago we spoke about the new ECHO Glass rods, well they are on their way and should be hitting Europe sometime this week 😎 ….

… but until the arrive we thought you might like to drool 😛 over the following film

We cant wait to get our hands on them, the #2 weight is MINE 😀 … come to think of it I also fancy the #3, #4 and #5 as well 😀 .

First fish of 2014

Fishing on New Years Day on the opening day of the Swedish Coastal Sea Trout season is something of a  tradition for me, I have been doing it for the past 15 or so years and this year was no exception.

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Coast of Skåne – 01.01.2014

I dragged myself out of bed just before 06:00, after only having about 3 hours sleep, and drove out of Copenhagen across the Øresund Bridge heading for the coast of Skåne. There was a decent wind blowing from the S.E – not the best for the section of coast I had in mind and sure enough the 1m waves breaking at my favourite “New Years Day hot spot” forced me to drive further up the coast to another slightly more sheltered hot spot of mine where the waves were only about 0.5m high.

I finally made my first cast of the New Year just before 09:00 and 15 mins later I had my first fish of 2014 😎 …

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First one for 2014

… a small bar of silver around 45cm (‘scuse the quality of the picture it was shot quickly with my mobile whilst I was trying to brace myself against the waves).

Well I was off to a good start and the action continued until I packed up about 3pm, after not having seen a fish for about 1.5 hours.

I finished the day with a total of 12 fish, 10 silver and 2 Kelts – the largest was a Kelt of approx 85cm 🙂 , the other Kelt was over 60cm, I had a couple between 45-50cm, however the majority of the fish were  between 50 and 55cm. What with having a hungry wife and kids at home 😉 I decided to keep one of these for the pot.

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One for the Pot

All of my fish were caught between 9am – 1pm (approx) and in addition to the 12 fish landed, I had approximately 10 others follow my fly right in below my rod tip, so the water was full hungry sea trout. Consequently it did not seem to matter which fly I used;

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Merry Christmas

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Well we (Annelie and Stuart) are just about to be hit by a “Tsunami” of grandchildren 🙂 for the Christmas break, but before they arrive and total chaos breaks out we would like to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas where ever you might be.