The new ECHO ION reels are the best reel we have ever seen in the sub $100 category. Made from what we call a hybrid design, cast aluminum and then machined to provide the benefits of a machined bar stock reel without the high price associated with “fully” machined reels. All ECHO die cast reels are collated with an impact resistant matte black finish to provide the best looking, long lasting finish. Four sizes to fit any rod, starting with the 4/5 and the 6/7 for smaller rod applications and finishing with the 8/10 and 10/12 that will hold the largest single hand or two-handed lines with plenty of backing. ECHO ION reels have stainless steel internal components and are primarily designed for fresh water use. They can be used in the salt providing extra care is taken to clean and lubricate them after each day on the water. At $79.99 retail for the two small reels and $99.99 for the two larger reels the ION reels are a real “No Brainer”. Spare spools retail for $34.99 and $44.99 respectively. For the two larger reels we offer an optional oversized drag knob made from solid brass. This knob (sold separately) adds 2.3 oz to the reel weight, helping the reel balance with the longest two-hand rods.
Maintenance-free Rulon disc drag with low start-up resistance
Backlash-free, instant drag reaction from one-way roller cluctch bearing
Positive position click drag knob
Lightweight, hybrid design balances with lighter rods
Incoming/outgoing audible click