ECHO is a small, personal, company of fly-fisher folk residing in Vancouver, Washington.
We are the vision of Tim Rajeff – the culmination of his huge personality and an outlet of both creativity and service to the industry.
Currently, Rajeff Sports distributes Echo Fly Rods to the world and Airflo Fly Lines to North America.
We strive to provide quality products and customer service to our fellow fly-fishers.
As the founding father of Rajeff Sports, Tim tends to be busier than your average bald guy.
When in the office, he spends all his time designing new lines and rods, addressing managerial-type-stuff or helping with customer service.
When he’s out and about, you will find him teaching casting classes and giving seminars.
Tim’s extensive knowledge of fly rod design and performance stems from his early childhood patronage to the Golden Gate Angling and Casting Club in San Francisco, where he became a young and successful competition caster.
Tim has received a gold medal in the World Casting Games in single hand distance as well as winning the national overall fly accuracy and distance championship.
Tim first began designing rods in 1980, and was one of the first people to use and adapt graphite fly rods in competition casting.
After spending his youth fishing and casting in California and Oregon, Tim’s fishing career took a turn when he took a job working for the Fenwick Fly Fishing School in Montana during 1973.
In 1985 he made the trek north and began guiding in Alaska, eventually moving on to develop and build the first fishing camps on Russia’s Kola Peninsula, 60 miles above the Arctic Circle.
He spent six years managing these camps before returning to the states in 1994.
Upon his return he began working for a premium domestic rod manufacturer, where he worked as head of the engineering department and the Fly Brand Manager.
He worked there until 2001 and along the way learned every aspect of fly rod design and manufacturing.
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Updated ECHO Warranty Policy
Echo’s warranty policy has remained effectively unchanged over the life of the company. Due to a vast number of factors including rising costs, unfortunate acts of program abuse, and keeping with the way the industry is going with these policies, we have updated our policy for 2020. These changes will not affect all customers, but depending on which model they bought and when, a few things may change.
ECHO Warranty Policy
All ECHO rods are covered by our policy over the natural life of the product for the original owner at the discretion of Rajeff Sports. Rods that are determined to be damaged by abuse or neglect, either by physical or environmental factors (saltwater, mold, etc) are not covered by our warranty policy.
If your rod breaks, we will repair or replace your rod for a service fee (fee level differs by rod model) while the rod is still in production. If you break your rod after the model has been discontinued, you will be offered a current equivalent replacement model at 50% off the MSRP if parts for your rod are no longer available.
Most current production models will have replacement tips available for purchase without submitting a warranty/repair request.
Rajeff Sports / ECHO Fly Fishing reserves the right to update and change this policy at any time. We understand that every situation is unique and strive to stand by our products and guarantee quality, performance and reliability. Accidents happen, and we want you to have options to get back on the water. Quality control and manufacturing inconsistencies also happen, though rarely, and we want to make sure we do everything in our power to get them corrected.
All warranty and service requests are processed at the discretion of our warranty department.
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