Rod Tested: Ross RX 9” 4 weight fly rod.
Price: $299 – $300 depending on length and line weight.
First Casts: After throwing a brand new line on Ross’s new RX 9’ 4 weight and making a few casts I was very impressed! The RX is Ross’s premium fly rod and it certainly makes some nice loops. The 4-piece rod series has a beautiful deep amber finish with nicely appointed silver highlights. The reel seat is carbon fiber with anodized aluminum hardware, and the handle is hand-shaped premium cork. The grip is a bit slimmer than most factory made rods. Personally, I really like the slimmer grip because I think such a grip helps the caster get a better feel of what the rod blank is doing. The graphite design is a fast action taper that rivals the most expensive rods on the market today. The RX certainly generates a high line speed but I would not categorize this rod as a broomstick, rather I would describe the action as more of a classic trout rod as the rod is comfortable to cast at close distances but can produce enough energy and line speed for true distance casts. These rods are lightweight, yet powerful and precise. Simply stated, the RX series is a premium fly rod with a premium price. If you are looking for a premium fly rod but don’t want to break the bank then check out the RX today! The RX is available in a variety of line weights 3-12, making for a rod series that can handle all fly fishing species and conditions.
At Colorado Fly Fishing Reports the Ross RX has been one of our go to guide and personal rods. With today’s modern technology there is no reason to break the bank on a fly rod, they all get the job done…save your money for flies!
Dislikes: Not much to dislike about this stick but I have to say it would be nice if Ross had included a small hook keeper on the rod series…
The RX rod series comes with the following standard features:
- Fast action, progressive rod taper
- 4-piece design — great for travel
- Titanium oxide, super strong guides
- Rod piece alignment dots
- Carbon fiber reel seat with anodized aluminum hardware
- Half wells handle (3wt. — 6wt.), full wells handle with fighting butt (6wt. and up)
- Cordura rod case
- Lifetime warranty
Downtown Brown…Stay Fishy my Friends…