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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-10-2017, 04:20 PM Thread Starter
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Echo TR 3wt & 4wt Trout Spey - Discontinued

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.

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Correction,,,, the TR2 3110 and TR2 4113 are NOT Discontinued.

A friend test cast my TR2 4113 and requested my fly shop attempt to order one more rod on closeout.

The dealer was red faced and stated he misread the 2018 catalog and the TR2 description started with 6wt, 7wt and 8wt rods,,, the 3wt and 4wt rods were in another column and out of order on the page.

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Bummer!
I was looking at getting a 3wt to finish my trout spey rod lineup.
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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.

Regards,
FK
Ha! Sounds like you got a heck of a deal on a rod series that will be around for a few more years!

When they first came out my buddy and I bought the 4 and 3 wt respectively. My opinion is they really goofed on the numbering of those rods (and confused a lot of newbs) because the 3 is clearly a 4 and the 4 clearly a 5. I must say I didn't care for my 3wt, it was a bit too fast for my taste and difficult to get the timing down on. My buddies 4wt however was a totally different beast. It was more medium fast action and an absolute cannon in that it wanted to launch everything 70ft plus. It was a lighter, slightly faster and less full flexing cousin to my beloved Echo DH 4119. A big water and big streamer for big brown trout rod for sure!
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Next month my fly club is doing a fly rod demo day and I am hoping Echo will be there !
Itching to try out their TR2 rods...
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