Echo's entry rod series and the best rod out there under $100. Designed by founder Tim Rajeff, one half of the rod casting and design guru Rajeff brothers (brother Steve is the designer for G. Loomis). This rod actually scores higher than any Sage rod on the most widely followed rod shootout on the web. Progressive medium-fast actions allow anglers of all skill levels to fish effectively in varying conditions. Durable, no-nonsense construction ensures years of fishing pleasure without having to touch your inheritance. Features chrome guides, black anodized reel seat, and comes with a cloth covered case.