Echo's do everything all-around rod series. Designed by founder Tim Rajeff, one half of the rod casting and design guru Rajeff brothers (brother Steve is the designer for G. Loomis). The Carbon XL is a true all-around performer with the features and feel associated with rods four times the cost. Tim designed these rods to be airy-light with actions that benefit a wide range of casting styles and fishing situations. Bass to browns, bluegill to brookies, the Carbon XL covers it all at a very attractive price. Features a medium-fast action, brown color blanks, anodized aluminum reel seat with a carbon fiber spacer and comes with a cloth covered case.