The classical elements are earth, water, air, and fire. When you have the Ross 4 Piece Essence FC Fly Rod in your hand, the essential elements to life change to water, rod, fly, and fish. Versatile and easy to travel with, this medium fast fly rod keeps you casting happy for trout in small creeks or venturing out to bigger water in search of bigger fish. Gold and maroon accents highlight the lustrous brown finish on this lovely stick, and the engineered walnut insert adds more classy detail. This rod gives you incredible bang for your buck and the opportunity to fish far and wide without filling your living space with fly gear. Crafted from Ross' proprietary R2 graphite, this well balanced rod will last for years on end. Titanium oxide guides offer strong support for the fly line whether you've managed to land a fish or a fine looking, low hanging branch along the shore. Grab ahold of the premium cork handle and get ready to let your line rip without fear of rod dropping hand cramps. The lower weight rods have half well handles, while the 6 weight rod offers a full well handle for when you're tussling with a steelhead. The medium fast action on the Essence gives you effective and efficient casting in a variety of circumstances hit the target at short range with impeccable accuracy while still being able to throw larger flies farther and not be a sloppy mess on the water. The four piece design turns your fly rod into carry on size, and the alignment dots make putting it together a snap. The Cordura rod case protects the tip and guides from any turbulence encountered when you're not on the river, and the synthetic rod sock prevents your rod from turning into the very essence of a science fair project.