Echo Boost Fresh Fly Rods combine power and the ability to feel the rod load during the cast. These rods are a big improvement from the previous version of the Boost freshwater rods. Boost Fresh Rods are lighter, have smoother loading, and easily generate line speed very easily. This is one of the nicest rods under $300 on the market. This is a great all around trout rod for streams, lakes, and rivers. Has enough feel and bend to fish dries, but enough power for nymphing and fishing streamers.