Updated: Sep 11
When this coronavirus thing is over I can’t wait to fish with the new Eagle Claw 2.5 series of rods and reels. Here is some information on the series and what they are all about. I will write more about them when the state of Washington lifts the fishing ban!
in 2019 Eagle Claw introduced a new series of rods called EC2.5.
The 2.5 is a call back to 1925, the year Eagle Claw was founded, while also nodding at the nomenclature common in the tech industry to describe evolutions in product. This rod and reel series is a watershed release intended to redefine Eagle Claw rods and reels and what an affordable rod and reel can be.
“The intention of this rod and reel series is to reinvent what an affordable rod and reel can be,” said Monte Malzahn, VP of Sales and Marketing for Eagle Claw, “the EC2.5 series is high-performing and is built to withstand long-term heavy use.”
The rods are a major step up for Eagle Claw in freshwater rod category. Made from the latest 24ton EC2.5 blanks with lightweight components and premium Seaguide guides that prevent line tangle, and a modern non reflective midnight black finish. All wraps and graphics are in red.
All the rods in this series feature the following:
* 24ton EC2.5 graphite blanks for lightweight yet powerful actions
* Premium Seaguide Hero Guides
* Lightweight reel seats
* Full Length cork handles
The reels are available in spinning and casting options, each with feature sets to suit a wide array of applications. The Baitcast model comes in two gear ratio options with a magnetic brake system, durable brass gears, and a carbon disc drag system all designed to aid in long term reliability. The graphite frame and side plates reduce weight and the aluminum oxide insert on the line guide creates a smooth retrieve. EC2.5 spinning reels are available in sizes 10 with 8+1 bb, and 20-40 with 9+1 bb. The spinning reels also feature lightweight graphite bodies and an aluminum spool while internal brass gears and a carbon disc drag system also create a reel designed for consistency and reliability.
I'm looking forward to putting these to the test this summer and will post another review once I have caught a few fish on them!
Here is a video of us putting the EC2.5 rods and reels to the test. You can read more about it HERE: