I fished the 13' 7 TR as mentioned above on the D and up north in BC and it's a really good rod. Problem is I gave it to my grandson and can't get it back (I haven't tried very hard he loves it). Used it as a dry line rod up north and landed a very nice and heavy buck on it and it handled it well. Nice to cast. Of the rods at that price point I think as do others it's a good choice. Have fun.
I have an Echo DHII 7130, it's a smooth casting rod. I use it primarily for winter steelhead fishing. Echo rods seem to be heavy compared to the other rods in my quiver. A buddy of mine also has the Echo Swing in a 12'6 6wt.. I believe his 6wt Swing is something like half an OZ heavier than my Original Beulah Platinum 13ft8 8 wt.
I've enjoyed my Echo DHII, I like the rythym to its cast, nice and easy.. It's served me well over the years. However, it started my addiction into this world of spey. It was the first rod I owned.
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