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Ross Essence FS Outfit

The Essence FS Fly Fishing Outfit is a complete outfit - just tie on a fly and you are ready to fish! All of the products included with this outfit are top quality. In fact, they are the same high quality Ross products that we sell individually, but when purchased together as part of a complete outfit, you save money!

The Essence FS Fly Fishing Outfit is a great way to get started with freshwater fly fishing. Each outfit is built around an Essence series fly rod, which is named after Mel Krieger’s most notable work – The Essence of Flycasting. These rods were designed with Mel to satisfy the most advanced anglers, as well as those just starting out. Mel Krieger is unquestionably the top fly fishing instructor in the world.

Each outfit also includes a Ross designed Flystart disc drag fly reel that is manufactured out of high quality aluminum. The Flystart reel is pre-spooled with premium fly line, backing and a 9’ tapered leader.

Outfit includes:

  • Essence FS Series Fly Rod, 4-piece design – great for travel!
  • Flystart Series Fly Reel Outfit – Pre-spooled with Sci Anglers fly line, backing and a tapered leader
  • Ross Essence FS 5/6 Outfit
    $169.00 $149.95 On Sale!
    Length: 9'0"
    Pieces: 4
    Line: 5/6
    Reel: FlyStart 2


    The Essence FS fly rod series was designed to help welcome new participants into the sport of fly fishing, and provide them with a quality casting experience that every angler deserves! Starting at just $119.00, this 4-piece rod series offers value-minded anglers a fly rod that embodies characteristics of rods costing hundreds of dollars more. The Essence FS proprietary R-1 graphite design is a medium-fast action taper that is perfect for any casting style. These are smooth casting rods that are sensitive and precise. And different from most value priced fly rods, the Essence FS series rods cast effortlessly, making it easier for beginning anglers to learn the sport of fly fishing. The Essence FS fly rods are built with the same commitment to quality, performance and dependability that we build into all of our fly rods, so you can be confident that you are getting a terrific rod at an incredible price.

    The Essence FS Features:

  • Ross proprietary R-1 graphite design
  • Medium-fast action rod taper, perfect for any casting style
  • 4-piece design – great for travel!
  • Smooth casting, sensitive and precise
  • Titanium oxide, super strong guides
  • Rod piece alignment dots
  • Anodized aluminum reel seat
  • Durable Grade A cork handle, half wells grip (3wt. – 6wt.), full wells grip with fighting butt (7wt. and up)
  • Cordura rod case and protective microfiber rod sock included
  • One year warranty