Ross Reels Essence FW Fly Fishing Rod - 4-piece, 3-6wt

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About Ross Reels Essence FW Fly Fishing Rod - 4-piece, 3-6wt

Closeouts. Ross Reels' Essence FW fly fishing rod delivers precision casts at short range and has plenty of power to cast big, wind-resistant flies to land that monster.


Specs about Ross Reels Essence FW Fly Fishing Rod - 4-piece, 3-6wt

  • Line weight: 3, 4, 5, 6
  • Number of pieces: 4
  • Flex action: Tip/Fast
  • Grip: Reverse half wells
  • Type of grip: One handed
  • Type of cork: Grade A
  • Reel seat material: Nickel-plated reel seat with engineered walnut insert
  • Rod material: Proprietary R3 graphite
  • Guide material: Titanium oxide
  • Rod case: Yes
  • Rod case material: Aluminum tube with cloth bag
  • Weight: 2.6 oz.
  • Recommended use: Freshwater
  • Made in China
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4.500000 5 Overall Rating: 4.5 Based on 14 reviews

Most Helpful 5-Star Review

Reviewed by Mr. Satisfied from British Columbia on Saturday, June 23, 2012
To say I love these FW rods- even if they weren't so heavily discounted- would be an understatement. I just added the 6wt. to the 8 and 9wts which I purchased earlier. This 6wt. has a well designed action which covers a lot of fishing types (dries, weighted nymphs, etc.), which is hard to find in th... Read More
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  • Reviewed by Shrimpman from British Columbia on Tuesday, December 3, 2013
    The 3wt. 8.5 ft. FW is exactly the action I was expecting to best handle a 4DT line for small streams. Perfectly balanced, a soft tip and progressive bend for close range accuracy and feel, plus lots of power lower down to launch 60 foot casts with a smart double haul. The slender grip with swell farther back (Ross knows how to design universally comfy grips) best fits a large range of hand sizes, including my big mitts.
    Unfortunately, this was one of those sold out items that mysteriously came back as "almost gone", which in this case meant a rod very much used bu somebody else before being returned. The scratched, dented, tube with bottom almost completely bashed off, dinged rod butt, sweat-darkened cork, and missing warranty card sure put a damper on my new rod excitement! If you are going to buy one of these "almost gone" FWs, make darned sure to include instructions for the shipper to inspect it carefully. This is my only negative STP experience, out of many, so I will still happily shop here.
    Now, to utilize that pre-printed UPS return sticker...
  • Reviewed by Dick Fish from Colorado on Saturday, September 28, 2013
    Stiff enough to get some distance-- flexible enough to protect small tippetts with big fish.
  • Reviewed by Duncan from Maine on Wednesday, August 21, 2013
    I bought the Ross Essence FW in the 8'6" 3wt as a backup to the same rod I already own. It took a while to find the right line for it but ultimately I ended up with a DT 3. Despite being a 3wt, the 8'6" blank requires a fair amount of line beyond the tip before it comes to life. It's a great rod for those "far and fine" presentations and would probably perform well at shorter distances with a WF 4 line.
  • Reviewed by henrysfisher from idaho on Thursday, August 15, 2013
    Fun and accurate 3 weight with plenty of backbone to throw a nyphm rig.
  • Reviewed by mau the fisher from diepenbeek on Wednesday, July 31, 2013
    nice rod from ross reels, ideal for trout fishing in streams, love the action of this rod, it is one of my favorites..

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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.