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Essence FS Fly Fishing Outfits

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Ross WorldwideThe Essence FS Fly Fishing Outfits are complete outfits - just tie on a fly and you are ready to fish! All of the products included with these outfits 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!

The Essence FS Fly Fishing Outfits are available in three sizes - 3/4wt., 5/6wt. and 7/8wt., covering everything from small streams to light saltwater. Each outfit is built around an Essence series fly rod, which is named after Mel Krieger's most notable work - The Essence of Flycasting. Mel Krieger was one of the top fly fishing instructor in the world. These rods were designed with Mel to satisfy the most advanced anglers, as well as those just starting out. An Introduction To Fly Fishing DVD is included with each outfit. This DVD, hosted by Mel, makes learning the sport of fly fishing a fast, easy and fun experience for every level of fly angler.

Each outfit also includes a Ross designed Flystart disc drag fly reel that is manufactured out of high quality aluminum alloy. The Flystart reel is pre-spooled with premium, weight forward, floating fly line, backing and a 9' tapered leader. In addition, Ross Worldwide has included durable carrying cases to protect your outfit when traveling or in storage.
Essence FS Fly RodFlystart Fly Reel
Essence FS Fly RodFlystart Fly Reel

The Essence FS Fly Fishing Outfits include the following features:
  • Essence FS series 4 pc. fly rod with premium R-1 graphite blank construction
  • Smooth medium-fast rod actions
  • Half Wells handle with uplocking aluminum reel seat on 3/4 wt. and 5/6 wt. rods
  • Full Wells handle with uplocking aluminum reel seat and fighting butt on 7/8wt. rods
  • Cordura rod/reel case included
  • Flystart, large arbor, disk drag fly reel with aluminum alloy construction
  • Neoprene reel case included
  • Matching weight forward, floating fly line complete with backing and leader
  • Mel Krieger's instructional fly fishing DVD
Additional specifications for these outfits are provided in the table below. The handle styles are shown in the image below the specifications table.

Essence FS Fly Fishing Outfit Specifications
Model (Rod)HandleReelReel Capacity
Essence FS (8' 6", 3/4 wt., 4 pc.)AFlystart 1WF4+50
Essence FS (9' 0", 5/6 wt., 4 pc.)AFlystart 2WF5+125
Essence FS (9' 0", 7/8 wt., 4 pc.)BFlystart 4WF7+225

Handle Styles
AEssence FS Series Fly Rod Handle A
BEssence FS Series Fly Rod Handle B

All Essence FS Fly Fishing Outfits come with a lifetime manufacturer's warranty on the rod and reel.

To order one of these outfits, please select the model from the drop-down list above.

Review Summary
(3 Reviews)
of customers would recommend this product.100%
Reviewer Profile:  
Easy To Transport (3)
Accurate Casting (3)
Good Tip Action (2)
Durable (2)
Best Uses
Fly Fishing (2)

Customer Reviews
Advanced Angler
Essence FS Outfit
Pros: Durable, Accurate Casting, Easy To Transport, Overall Great Value, Good Beginner Outfit
Cons: Reel Upgrade Over Time
Comments: I've had this outfit for a few years now in 5/6 weight. The rod itself is comparable to others in the price range. It is a medium fast action rod but I find it feels more like a medium action rod. And in that case it is a forgiving rod, good for a beginner. If you're looking at getting serious about fly fishing, this rod will still perform well as your skills progress. Cork handle feels good, I'd say premium grade cork. Hook keeper, stripping/snake guides and alignment dots are good as you'd expect. Reel seat is good too. The only thing I find is the reel is really only good for a beginner. As your skills progress, you should look at upgrading the reel with something better. In my opinion, an Evolution would be a good replacement, which I do use on it now. The WF fly line (6 wt.) and leader are both good for the kit. Though I do recommend cleaning the fly line every so often to keep it floating well. I found that the fly line was only good for 2 seasons after heavy use. Not surprising but expect to replace it if used a lot. The case is good quality and holds the rod pieces well; easy to zip up too. I still really do enjoy the rod on smaller rivers and creeks. Overall, this starter outfit is great value for the money. I would definitely recommend this outfit as a starter kit, but expect to do some upgrades if not a full replacement as your skills progress.
Hudson Valley, NY
 Essence FS
Pros: Flexible, Good Tip Action, Easy To Transport, Sensitive, Accurate Casting
Best Uses: Fly Fishing
Comments: Got this combo awhile ago as a "starter" kit (hadn't fly fished for 2 decades). Good quality equipment, built to be used. Somehow the tip snapped, and Ross was happy to help me out with a replacement [...]
FishUSA Staff
Erie, PA
Professional Angler
Outstanding Fly Fishing outift
Pros: Durable, Accurate Casting, Easy To Transport, Good Tip Action
Best Uses: River Fishing, Small Fish, Steelhead, Fly Fishing, Large Fish
Comments: Just tie on a fly and your ready to fish. This outfit also comes with a tube to protect your rod when it is being transported. The dvd it comes with provides great instruction on fly fishing and casting technique. The outifts covers most sizes you would need for fly fishing.
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