Customer Reviews Of:
Ross Reels Essence FS Fly Rod - 4-Piece, Half Wells
Closeouts. Offering excellent casting performance at a great value, Ross Reels' Essence FS fly rod is smooth, sensitive and precise -- the perfect choice for anglers still perfecting their technique.
Average Rating based on 4 reviews 4.750000 0 5
Reviewed by Lifetime fly fisherman, career wildlife biologist from Yuba City, CA on Tuesday, July 5, 2016For 40$ you get a hellva rod. I have bought many as gifts for friends and family. Easy to cast, and casts smooth, far and soft. I have had 600$ sage, Scott, and G. Loomis rods so I know what quality is and have been fly fishing Northern California streams and Rivers since 10 years old. It has no glue drips, and nice little details like dots at the rod piece joints to easily line up the sections quickly and correctly the first time. This is the cheapest in their line, but still works great. By far the best fly rod bargain going and a rod worth having by any fly fisherman no matter what the experience level. It may have been made in China, but the Chinese factory and skilled workers who made it clearly know how to make rods. If you fly fish, or are interested in getting into the hobby, this is well worth buying.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Mike from Texas on Tuesday, July 5, 2016Although Ross describes the action of this rod as "medium/fast", I would say the action is closer to medium. The slower action isn't a detriment on a 3 wt rod used to present small flies at moderate casting distances. I had a blast catching small bass and bluegills on this rod. This is the second Ross fly rod I have purchased from STP (the other was a 9ft, 9wt RX), and I don't think you can find better rods for the price.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Livetrout from California on Friday, June 17, 2016A bit over "soft" in the middle, definitely light action -but it's a 4wt, get the job done. Price is a winner, and a first time caster (as in small youth) will find this a good starter rod. Great deal, workmanship seems more than par for the price-level. No excuse not to carry this hiking in case the unscheduled creek or big flats comes upon you!
Reviewed by PAtrouter from PA on Thursday, May 26, 2016I have this in the 9' 6" 5wt. It cast great with dries or nymphs. I just ordered the 9' 5wt for my wife. Great deal!