The Essence series fly rods have quickly become industry
favorites for those searching out premium performance fly
rods that are reasonably priced. In 2008, the Essence series
rods racked up an Editor's Choice Award from Fly Fish America
Magazine, a "Best Fly Rod" award from Outdoor Life
Magazine and the editors of Fish & Fly Magazine stated
that the Essence series rods "...outperformed several
other rods costing seven times as much!" Not bad for
just a single year's collection of reviews!
We worked with Mel Krieger on the development of three unique
rod series - Essence FS, Essence FC and Essence FW. All three
series are manufactured with a "Ross Exclusive"
proprietary graphite design, resulting in rods that are smooth
casting, sensitive and precise. The Essence series fly rods
carry line effortlessly when casting in close, or reaching
out to far away targets. All three series are powerful and
sturdy, yet light enough to minimize fatigue with long days
on the water.
The Essence series fly rods have been assigned graphite designations
of R-1, R-2 and R-3 to highlight design differences. While
the fundamentals of each series remain true to the design,
a higher numbered R-Value indicates a slightly faster action.
The Essence series fly rods will set a new standard for what
an angler should expect from an affordably priced fly rod.
For your money, there is not a better value on the market