Product Spotlight: Eagle Claw EC 3.5 Casting Rods - The Fisherman

Product Spotlight: Eagle Claw EC 3.5 Casting Rods

Most anglers know Eagle Claw for their reputation as a hook company and leading the charge on high-tech hook sharpening with their amazing line of ‘Laser Sharp’ hooks. These days Eagle Claw is expanding, with a full lineup of fishing tackle designed for the multi-species angler. One of the latest and greatest offerings from the company is their EC 3.5 lineup of casting rods.

These rods are designed with the multi-species angler in mind, with special attention paid to those days when you might be targeting several species across multiple applications. Their website calls this line of a rods a, “maverick, a versatile breed that allows anglers to flexible while bringing less gear.” Basically the tech minds at Eagle Claw looked at the similarities in specialized rods across many popular applications and overlaid them to maximize the versatility that leaps out from this compact series of rods.

The EC 3.5’s are packed with cutting edge features like X5 blank construction utilizing a proprietary nano-resin material that has allowed Eagle Claw’s rod designers to achieve the custom tapers that make these rods work across so many angling disciplines. The materials themselves make the blanks 50% stronger and 20% lighter than other graphite rods which means they are tough enough to target any fish you’d dare to tackle but also refined and sensitive enough for finesse applications. Sea Guide XO HG tangle-free style guides ensure smooth line control, easy line management, and superior casting for ease of use regardless of species. Soft-touch reel seats and a hybrid grip featuring ‘Grade A’ cork with graphite or high-density EVA foam round out the performance features.

There are five rods currently available in this series, a 6-foot, 11-inch medium-light; a 7-foot medium-light; a 7-foot, 2-inch medium; 7-foot, 7-inch medium-heavy and a 7-foot, 9-inch heavy action stick. It’s easy to see just by looking at this spread of options that the EC 3.5 casting rods cover a ton of ground. From finesse fishing with light soft plastics and hair jigs to bouncing bucktails to dropping flutter spoons, this lineup has you covered. Speaking of coverage, the EC 3.5 lineup is backed up by a limited 1 year warranty with 50% off MSRP after one year—that’s a pretty solid deal!


So whether you’re fishing freshwater for largemouth bass, trout and pike or switching between targeting giant largemouth bass, pike, fluke and inshore striped bass, there’s a rod for you in this lineup and, odds are, you’re going to find one that will cover many of your favorite applications for a wide range of species. These rods retail around the $150 range, for more information please visit



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