Echo has long been known for producing some of the most affordable fly fishing gear on the market and filling the needs of the novice angler. The Bravo, Echo’s flagship saltwater fly reel, combines their mission of affordability with a dedication to high performance. This reel features a sealed drag that’s smooth and powerful, something that hasn’t been available in the sub-$150 price-range until now. Add simple aesthetics and durable materials and its easy to see why the Bravo is popular among novice saltwater anglers around the globe.
Revolutionary Design - Never before has a waterproof saltwater-safe reel been available for under $150. Until now. The Echo Bravo brings an affordable saltwater reel to the market for novice anglers who aren’t willing to spend an arm and a leg. The reel features a simplistic design and lightweight frame for the bare bones of a saltwater reel. No bells and whistles here, just simple performance for a price anyone can get behind.
Anodized Finish - The Bravo sports an anodized finish that adds durability and corrosion-resistance to the reel. The finishing is great for excursions in both freshwater and saltwater and protects the reel when it’s dropped or dinged.
Aluminum Alloy Construction - The Bravo is made with aluminum alloy, a material that is lightweight and durable. Aluminum alloy is a high performing alternative to 6061 aluminum and has higher workability ratings for easy construction. This alloy keeps the reel affordable without sacrificing performance.
Type - The Bravo features an all-new Pit Stop drag system that functions on a disc drag mechanism. The Pit Stop drag also offers the angler tool-free access to the reel’s discs for maintenance, repair, and replacement.
Materials - The Pit Stop drag system functions on a series of carbon fiber discs. These carbon fiber discs keep the reel from overheating and help wrangle the largest fish in saltwater. This drag is also sealed for improved saltwater performance.
Large Arbor - The large arbor of the Bravo increases line pickup and helps anglers fight the largest fish in both freshwater and saltwater. Most contemporary fly reels are made with a large arbor design to allow anglers to pick up as much line as possible with as little work as possible.
12 Month Limited Warranty - As of January 2020, the Bravo falls under Echo’s one-year limited warranty. The warranty covers manufacturer defects in the reel for the limited time of one year after the original purchase from an authorized dealer. The Bravo’s warranty is limited because of the reel’s low price-point.
Best for: Saltwater
Arbor Size: Large
|Reel Model||Diameter||Weight||Arbor Size||Drag Type||Capacity||Line Weight||Color||Price|
|7/9||4.25"||8.5 oz.||Large||Disc||WF8 + 200yd/20lb||7, 8, 9||Black||$139.99|
|8/10||4.5"||8.8 oz.||Large||Disc||WF9 + 200yd/20lb||8, 9, 10||Black||$139.99|