The Echo2 Freshwater Fly rod is the most diverse fly rod in the market. Every Echo 2 rod comes with two tips! One tip is a little softer and makes the rod action a little faster. This tip is labeled "A" for accuracy. The other tip is stiffer and is labeled "D" to indicate that it increases distance. The tips are not so different that you couldn't use one as a spare tip in case you run into trouble on your well deserved exotic fishing trip. In addition to good looks, Echo 2 Freshwater fly rods are super tough and take advantage of Tim's years of rod design and fishing experience.