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Leo Moore

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Poppy have you seen the new Echo Bravo reels? Is it something you're going to stock?
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I have only seen pictures. We have them ordered and should have them as soon as Rajeff/Echo gets them. They look very nice to me.
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Please keep us posted.
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Poppy I see you have these reels in stock. Your thoughts please. Also do they come with a case? Thinking of getting the 10/12.

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Actually the Bravo reels are still not here. I am looking forward to getting them as I think they are going to be very good. If they are like the Echo ION reels they were be in a cloth bag.
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Let us know.

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I just Google'd these & my immediate thought was buy some shares in a company making lead tape.

They are probably great on a salt water single handed rod of 9' or less, or on a light rated switch rod. But the skeleton design must make them very light so as soon as soon as some one wants to hang them off a proper double handed rod (say 13 - 16 ft) then they are not going to balance the outfit & people who worry about such things are going to want to add weight.

I can maybe imagine the concept in a cast reel as lt uses less material & ultimately increases profits, but that design in a machined reel confuses me for "Spey" reels as it costs a lot more to machine out all the extra material, this reduces the strength & impact resistance of the reel, & makes it too light to balance a long rod so the angler has to add additional weight!

Aren't we falling victim to fashion here? Wouldn't it be better to produce a simpler & stronger reel design with more material & weight, less machining & finishing, & reduce the price by 10 or 15% whilst still maintaining the same margins but maybe selling some extra units?

Or have the marketing departments finally vanquished the design & production departments completely?

Or, conversely, am I just a bigger Neanderthal on the verge of extinction than I imagined?

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Actually the list weight for the largest Bravo is less than 1/2 ounce lighter than my Danielsson H5D 11fourteen. That reel when loaded with a similar amount of backing that the Bravo is listed to hold will nicely balance a 13 or 14 foot rod.

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Looks like a good addition to the echo line. Unfortunately shorter, faster and lighter rods are the trend and the reels are built to match. I'm sure 14'0 and under will be balanced just fine.
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