The Essence FS is a great casting rod at an entry level price! This 4-piece rod series casts like a dream and offers value-minded anglers the opportunity to fish with a quality fly rod that casts like rods costing hundreds of dollars more. The Essence FS proprietary R1 graphite design is a medium-fast action taper that is smooth, sensitive and precise; perfect for any casting style. 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.