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About Ross Reels Essence FC Fly Rod - 4-Piece

Closeouts. An incredible performer at a value price, Ross Reels Essence FC fly rod delivers precision casts at all distances with R-2 graphite construction and a medium-fast action taper.


Specs about Ross Reels Essence FC Fly Rod - 4-Piece

  • Line weight: 11, 12
  • Length: 9'
  • Number of pieces: 4
  • Flex action: Tip/Fast
  • Grip: Full wells
  • Type of grip: One handed
  • Fighting butt: Yes
  • Type of cork: Grade A
  • Reel seat: Up locking
  • Reel seat material: Anodized aluminum
  • Rod material: Graphite
  • Guide material: Titanium
  • Rod case: Yes
  • Rod case material: PVC with nylon fabric cover
  • Weight: 5 oz.
  • Recommended use: Freshwater,Saltwater
  • Made in China
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4.500000 5 Overall Rating: 4.5 Based on 6 reviews

Most Helpful 5-Star Review

Verified Buyer Reviewed by RoboFishMan from US Northwest on Wednesday, July 25, 2012
I am impressed that this (12 weight) rod's action is faster than I was expecting. More of a fast to moderate-fast blank with very little flex in bottom two rod sections. Middle of rod loads well and tip is fast and responsive. Throws an 11 weight tarpon line a mile. Probably a true 12 weight as ta... Read More
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  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by rxflyfisher from Delaware USA on Friday, March 11, 2016
    I took this rod to Belize to handle small tarpon but did not get a chance to cast to any. I practiced off the dock by our lodge and the rod handled both a 10wt and 11wt line very well. As usual for products from STP, the price is right and the quality is just what I am looking for in fishing gear. If you are anything like me and not a professional, you will be very happy with this rod.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by FlyFisher1 from Bend OR on Tuesday, February 16, 2016
    Due to using this rod for a "lawn casting session", the rating is 4 stars, but 5 is likely as the performance and build quality are impressive. If blindfolded, I'm not sure I could tell it was not a rod costing 2-3 times the price. There were no quality issues with the rod I received - it is very nicely turned out. Blank was clean and straight, thread wraps tight and even with no blemishes. Alignment dots are a plus. Casting at short and long range was crisp and effortless. The 7 weight was slim and light in the hand, and well balanced with the reel (Orvis Battenkill MidArbor IV). The 7 WF F line loaded the rod properly; I did not feel a need to over or under line it in any way. I can't wait to give it a try on the John Day for late season steelhead, and fully expect to be quite pleased with its performance. My usual rod is a Sage RPL III, 25 years old, but still a great rod. This Ross feels quite similar, but is lighter in the hand. Hard to go wrong at the STP price for a back up rod if not your go to stick.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by on a dime from Montana on Sunday, November 22, 2015
    I have owned an Essence FC 5 wt for several years and have been very pleased with the quality of construction and smoothness of action for a very affordable rod. I have been looking for a heavy single handed rod to pursue king salmon during travels to Alaska. Instead of spending $500 to $900 dollars on a high end rod, I'd rather get an affordable rod that would leave some money left over to buy the plane ticket to AK to actually get a chance to use it. When I saw Sierra Trading Post had these rods on closeout in a 10 wt, I jumped. I believe it will do the job just fine -stout enough to land a king but still subtle enough to nicely rollout a sink tip or weighted fly. Rod arrived in good shape, couldn't beat the price tag. Just need to find a nice reel with strong drag to make up the full package. Throw in another $75 to $100 for a nice fly line (thinking Rio Outbound Short). Looking forward to using it during future travels.
  • Reviewed by Muskies4life from PA on Wednesday, April 17, 2013
    Took this rod out for the first time the other day and was impressed. Throwing musky flies (8+ inches) all day was no problem, even when the wind kicked up. Great deal for a rod with the backbone.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Jane the FishQueen from Wyoming on Monday, July 30, 2012
    4 piece, travel case,cost - will never match this one
    • Pros: Cost

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About Ross Reels

Ross Reels' stellar reputation for durability and customer satisfaction was built on the quality, precision and attention to detail of each Ross Reels product. Based in Montrose, Colo., Ross Reels makes exactly engineered fly fishing rods and fly reels that appeal to every level of fly fisherman, from novice angler to experienced fishing guide. Professional fly fishermen swear by and stick with Ross Reels' bulletproof durability - because when a pro's clients aren't catching fish due to malfunctioning tackle, that pro is not making money. Similarly, serious amateur fly fishermen know that using Ross Reels fly tackle can be the difference between once-in-a-lifetime memories and just tales about the "one that got away." When you choose a fly rod, reel, or rod and reel combo from Ross Reels, you can be assured of product expertise, excellent service and many years of experience in making the finest fly fishing gear in the world.