Echo TR2 4wt Trout Spey Outfit Choose Orvis Mission or OPST Skagit

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Echo TR2 4wt 11'3" Trout Spey Outfit

Choose between two lines systems, Orvis Mission or OPST Skagit.

Here at Raft and Fly we have spent hundreds of hours researching the perfect line setups for each two hand rod we carry.  The Echo TR2 is no exception, and frankly it is an absolute blast to swing!

The Echo TR2 4wt has become a cult favorite among two hand fly casters since it's inception.  With a deep load and an incredible amount of reserve power, you can feel the Echo TR2 initiate launch casting a mile.

There are two line systems we recommend for the Echo TR2 4wt. 

1.  Orvis Mission 360 gr. skagit head paired with the Mission T-8, 8' Tips

2.  OPST Commando 275 gr. skagit head paired with Rio T-8 10' MOW Tips or OPST 12' T-8 Tips.

Which system is right for you?

While we can't tell you which line system you'll prefer without you visiting our shop, we can outline the difference between the two.

Option 1 - OPST Commando Lighter than most....

The OPST Commando head will feel lighter in hand throughout your cast.  It is 85 fewer grain than the Orvis Mission head after all!  OPST accomplishes this through what is commonly referred to as line stick.  Commando heads are thicker than other heads creating more surface area to come into contact with the water.  This is what we call line stick and allows the angler to set their anchor building the kinetic energy to load the rod and propel the line and fly to it's intended target. 

Option 2 - Orvis Mission Skagit Head

If you read nothing else, read this... Easy to cast

Orvis might be new to the two hand line game, but they have made an incredible entrance with their new Mission Skagit Head. 

While companies such as OPST have created lines which are lighter, the Orvis Mission gets back to basics, meaning it takes mass to move mass though still lighter than other lines from Rio.  The Orvis Mission's extra weight carries the line further and with more stability, translating into tighter loops and more distance. 

Still not sure which line to choose? 

If you want a line that loads deeper go with the Orvis Mission. 

If you want a line that feels lighter or might be used on your single hand 8wt 9' rod or 7wt 10' (see our Echo Ion single hand kits...) then go OPST.

Step 1: Reel

Orvis Battenkill IV 7/9wt Disc or Echo Ion 7/9wt





Step 2: Choose Line System

Option 1:

Head: Orvis Mission 360 grain Skagit Head

Tips: Orvis Mission T-8, 8' Tip Kit

  1. INT/S2 1.25/2 ips sink rate
  2. S3/S5 3/5 ips
  3. S7 7 ips


Option 2:

Head: OPST Commando 275 gr. Head

Tips: Rio T-8, 10' Tip Kit

  1. INT/S3/S4 ips sink rate
  2. S3/S4S/5 ips
  3. S5/S6/S7 ips


All outfits come with 30lb dacron backing, and all shooting head packages (non-integrated heads) come with 35lb OPST Lazar running line. If you prefer 40lb please shoot us an email prior to ordering.

OPST Lazar line with 30lb backing