- Four piece travel design
- Action: Med Fast to Fast
- Tube: Fabric-covered rod case & sock
- Guides: Oversized stripping guides
- Grips: Features 2 grip styles
- Reel Seat: Wood insert seat for standard models, black anodized seat on saltwater (S) models
- Warranty: Echo Lifetime Warranty
Saltwater-grade rods in this price category are usually better utilized as a coat hanger than a fishing tool. The Ion XL series does not fit that mold. Featuring a remarkably low swing-weight and a more forgiving action, the Ion XL is equally at home stripping flesh flies as it is dropping a merkin to a tailing permit. All models feature salt corrosion-resistant componentry.