I purchased today, on closeout, the Echo TR series 3110 and 4113 rods.
Very Sweet casting Trout Spey designs.
The TR 3110 likes, for my casting style, the OPST 250gr Commando with OPST Floating tip 5ft @ 20gr,,, this gives total of 270gr head. Used a 5ft Airflo Polyleader with tippet. Easily cast a heavy dumbbell eyed bugger fly.
Tried a 225gr OPST Commando and the rod struggled to turn over the fairly heavy fly.
The TR 4113 is fantastic with the OPST Commando 275gr with the identical 5ft floating tip giving 295gr head. Used the same Polyleader. Obviously smoother to cast a relatively heavy fly. Distances of 60ft-70ft+ are not a problem.
Have not test cast my RIO
Scandi Short heads with long leaders for soft hackle presentations.
In addition, I have a set of RIO
MOW tips that will be test cast later this week.
The fly shops should be offering close out pricing on these excellent rods.
The 2018 Echo catalog lists only the SR 10'6" rods in 3wt, 4wt and heavier, the TR series start at 6wt. See correction below.