Fiberglass fly rods have made a comeback in the recent past. Echo has come out with a rod series that contributes to the resurgence: the Echo Bad Ass Glass Quickshot. The B.A.G series is a saltwater-specific fiberglass rod series that caters to serious anglers who chase big fish. The B.A.G. has a stout butt section, incredible power, and intense fish-fighting abilities. These rods are handmade and each rod is truly a piece of art. Fish different, fish in style, fish Echo Bad Ass Glass.
Translucent Glass - Echo’s glass rods feature a hand-built translucent sky blue glass blank. These rod blanks are incredibly responsive, fast action, and highly powerful. The fiber elongation found in glass rods helps anglers play large fish on light tippets and utilize the incredible bending capabilities of the rod. These rods help redefine fiberglass technology and contemporary fly rod innovation.
Low Friction Ceramic Stripping Guides - The Bad Ass Glass is equipped with corrosion-resistant stainless Ceramic stripping guides that hold up to saltwater weather and wear. These guides are low friction to help fly line shoot effortlessly through the rod.
Stainless Snake Guides - The snake guides on the Bad Ass Glass are lightweight and practical. The rod features quality componentry made for large fish in saltwater scenarios.
Saltwater Safe Aluminum - The reel seat on the Bad Ass Glass has a functional aluminum insert and an anodized double uplocking component. The reel seat stands up to saltwater abuse and efficiently anchors large saltwater reels in place.
Unique Fiberglass Tube - The Bad Ass Glass rod comes in a unique bright blue fiberglass rod tube. The tube protects the rod during travel and comes with a shoulder strap for easy airport carry.
Echo Fly Rod Lifetime Warranty - Echo will repair or replace any defective or damaged rods for the entire lifetime of the original owner. All rods must be sent to Echo for repairs/service. As of 4/17/2019, Echo charges a $35 fee for fly rod repairs/replacements.
Rod Action: Fast
Best for: Saltwater, Flats
Grip: Full Wells w/Fighting Butt
Ability Level: Beginner- Expert (learn more)
We highly recommend using a saltwater specific line. Our favorite for tropical applications is:
|Echo Bad Ass Glass Quickshot Fly Rod (680-4)||Full Wells w/Fighting Butt||8ft||6||Blue||Fast||4.5 oz.||$289.99|
|Echo Bad Ass Glass Quickshot Fly Rod (780-4)||Full Wells w/Fighting Butt||8ft||7||Blue||Fast||4.8 oz.||$289.99|
|Echo Bad Ass Glass Quickshot Fly Rod (980-4)||Full Wells w/Fighting Butt||8ft||9||Blue||Fast||5.5 oz.||$289.99|
|Echo Bad Ass Glass Quickshot Fly Rod (1080-4)||Full Wells w/Fighting Butt||8ft||10||Blue||Fast||5.8 oz.||$289.99|